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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 21st Annual Walk for the Animals Raised Nearly $150,000 for Homeless & Neglected Animals

West Palm Beach, FL- (February 3, 2022) Close to 700 people and their furry companions came out for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 21st Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals on February 19 at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. The largest pet-friendly walk in Palm Beach County raised nearly $150,000 for animals at Peggy Adams waiting to find their forever homes. 

As participants arrived, they enjoyed music, lite bites, a fabulous silent auction, a variety of vendors, and a raffle area with great prizes. Attendees and their pets participated in a one-mile scenic walk along Flagler Drive.  The event concluded at center stage with a pet costume contest with unique prize baskets. Categories included Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like, and Best in Show. Jennifer Ross of Sunny 107.9 FM and WFTL 850AM once again graciously served as the event’s emcee; as well as Jossie Carbonare, reporter with WPBF 25.

This year’s walk mascot was Olivia. Olivia was found outside a home in late 2021, injured and alone. She was dirty and had a traumatic injury to her right leg, leaving a bone exposed. The limb was injured beyond saving; Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control found it necessary to amputate Olivia's right paw. Olivia then arrived at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League for much-needed recovery, TLC, and medical care.

After being cared for by the Peggy Adams’ team, Olivia's upbeat and charming personality started to blossom and was one of the dogs that was featured in a Peggy Adams’ fundraising event.  Her adopter, Jenna saw a photo of her before the event and instantly fell in love. Jenna notes, "Dogs in shelters need homes where they get a second chance at life, families who care, and to know what it’s like to be loved. I am so grateful for everything the rescues do but I’m especially thankful for Peggy Adams rescuing my girl.” Olivia and her new family led the Walk in support of all the animals at Peggy Adams waiting for their forever homes!

“As a nonprofit, Peggy Adams relies on community support to help us provide services to more than 30,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens every year,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “We are very thankful to all of those who came out, participated and sponsored the Walk. Because of everyone who supported this event, we can save the lives of countless more animals in Palm Beach County.”

Sponsors of the Walk included MetLife Pet Insurance, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Flagler Bank, Aioli, All County Insurance, The Barkers Baker, BRK Republic, Camp Rusty Dog, Celis Produce, Critter Pics, Daszkal Bolton, DogWAtch of East Coast FL, Jolene and Larry Shapiro, Jones Foster, NCCI, Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions, The Ohana Pet Resort, Orangetheory Fitness, Pet Supplies Plus Royal Palm Beach, PetMeds, Posh Pet Hotel, Scenthound, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA, Starbucks, Vasi Studio, Velocity Community Credit Union, Very Important Paws, Veterinary Emergency Group, Veterinary Specialty Hospital, WPBF 25, Sunny 107.9 FM, 850 WFTL, 97.9 WRMF, New Country 103.1, X 102.3, Party 96.3 and Fox Sports 640AM.

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County, and it provides critical services to more than 30,000 animals each year.

The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to provide shelter to lost, homeless, and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement, and education to further the bond between people and animals. Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity navigator. Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information and to donate, please visit PeggyAdams.org

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Media Contact: Cara MacVane, Email; 561.685.2342

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Contact: Lauren Ellis, Email; (Office) 561.472.8845

For photos, please contact Lauren Ellis or visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzDsod

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