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Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Host Second Annual “Party Animal” Gala

PALM BEACH, FL- (APRIL 29, 2021) The Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League hosted their second annual Party Animal Gala at the Flagler Museum on April 24, 2021. More than 100 guests attended this animal-themed black-tie event that included an unforgettable night of dining, entertainment and “letting spirit animals take flight” to support the humane rescue work of Peggy Adams. The Party Animal Gala brought together animal lovers to raise funds and awareness of Peggy Adams and its mission to help care for dogs and cats in Palm Beach County.

 “The second annual Young Friends Gala was a wonderful success,” notes Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams. “We really appreciate working with the younger generation of philanthropists who are passionate about the welfare of animals. The goal of their Party Animal Gala is to raise funds that will be critical for saving thousands of dogs and cats this year.”  The event not only raised critical operating funds… it also saw Maggie, one of the shelter’s dogs, find her forever loving home with Co-Chairs Moly and Nick Mele!  “They fell in love right in the receiving line!” Anderson reported with a smile.

 “It is such an honor to lead this compassionate and creative group,” reflects Stacey Leuliette, Chairman of the Young Friends of Peggy Adams, as well as Co-Chair for this year’s Gala with Molly and Nick Mele. “Events such as Party Animal support Peggy Adams’ lifesaving mission, enabling the League to provide much needed services and critical care to more than 30,000 animals each year.”

 The mission of the Young Friends of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is to create a strong network of the next generation’s community leaders and influencers who are passionate about animal welfare. For more information about how to get involved please visit

 Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is the largest and oldest private animal shelter in Palm Beach County. On March 29, 2021, Peggy Adams opened its doors to a much- anticipated 28,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Pet Adoption Center, named in honor of Board Chairman and former Palm Beach County Mayor, Lesly S. Smith.

 For more information about the Young Friends group, the new Center and about Peggy Adams’ programs and services, 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


Media Contact: Cara MacVane, Email; 561.685.2342

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Contact: Lauren Ellis, Email; (Office) 561.472.8845 / (Cell/Text) 267.767.8159


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