WEST PALM BEACH, FL– (October 15, 2021) – On Saturday, October 16, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is expected to receive 15 or more dogs from the ongoing rescue missions out of Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida. With so many people impacted by Hurricane Ida, Louisiana SPCA continues to be the animal transport hub for the region in order to help with the huge surge in intake at their shelter and across the region.
Coordinated by Louisiana SPCA, Peggy Adams is scheduled to receive animals Saturday morning before 9 am. Additional receiving shelters include Humane Society of the Treasure Coast and Humane Society of Vero Beach and Indian River County.
“By transporting adoptable animals out of Louisiana, we are creating much needed space to take-in animals affected by Ida,” says Louisiana SPCA CEO Ana Zorrilla. “We’re not only transporting animals from our facility, but animals from all over southeast Louisiana.”
“Though it’s been about six weeks since Hurricane struck Louisiana, the situation there continues to be dire for both people and pets,” according to Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “During times like this, it’s important for shelters elsewhere to help if possible and it’s been great to see shelters in Florida and elsewhere step up.”
The dogs arriving at Peggy Adams will get full medical exams and should be available for adoption in about two weeks.
Peggy Adams has a variety of adorable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens looking for their forever loving home. All adoptable pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped. Adopters receive a free starter bag of Hill’s Pet Nutrition food, 30 days of PetFirst Pet Insurance, and a registered HomeAgain Microchip. To view available adoptable animals and learn about the adoption process, please visit PeggyAdams.org/Adopt
If you are unable to adopt but still wish to help Peggy Adams care for these animals in our community, you can become a foster volunteer. Foster volunteers provide temporary care for animals in need. Peggy Adams provides all the supplies; fosters supply a temporary, loving home so that all these animals will be saved.
About the Louisiana SPCA®
The Louisiana SPCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana’s companion animals. As the oldest and most comprehensive animal welfare organization in the state, the Louisiana SPCA impacts more than 70,000 homeless and companion animals annually. For more than 130 years, the Louisiana SPCA has been committed to serving the needs of the people and animals in Louisiana as a 4-Star Charity Navigator rated nonprofit ranking in the top 1% nationally and a Platinum of Transparency from Guide Star. For more information call 504.368.5191 or visit www.louisianaspca.org.
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 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 PeggyAdams.org.
Media Contact: Cara MacVane, Email; 561.685.2342
Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Contact: Lauren Ellis, Email; (Office) 561.472.8845