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Peggy Adams' Humane Education Department is adding a Kindness Rock Garden to inspire others on World Kindness Day

WEST PALM BEACH, FL- (November 4, 2021) In celebration of World Kindness Day, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is excited to announce its new Kindness Rock Garden. This Humane Education program gives children (…and adults) the opportunity to share inspiration through creativity.

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other, to yourself, and to the world. The purpose of this day, celebrated November 13th of each year, is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together.

“Rock painting has really taken off over the past few years and we thought it was a perfect time to incorporate kindness rocks to our campus,” said Shellie Kalmore, Peggy Adams’ Education Manager. “Our garden is right outside our new adoption center and if a guest comes in and needs a pick-me-up, they can take one of our kindness rocks. They can also take one for a friend that might be going through a hard time. If visitors are inspired by our garden, they can help us keep the garden growing by painting rocks and leaving them for others.”

The garden will be located outside of the Lesly S. Smith Pet Adoption Center (3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach) and will be filled with colorful, hand-painted rocks. This is free and available to all ages. The initial launch is Saturday November 13th from 11:00am - 1:00pm. Open classrooms for painting and other fun projects at Peggy Adams are Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:30pm – 5:30pm and select Sundays from 12:30pm - 2:00pm. Art materials are supplied.

Peggy Adams launched its new Humane Education Program one year ago and is proud to offer a variety of programs for all ages. Peggy Adams' Humane Education Department believes that people, animals, and the environment are all connected. Through humane education programs, together, we can all make a lifetime of good choices in our treatment of all living things and the world we share. For more information and to view other education events, please visit

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and 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, and is the first animal shelter in South Florida to become AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) accredited.  Peggy Adams is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925. For more information and to donate, please visit


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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




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