Peggy Adams Hosts Reception Honoring The Grace Society Chairman’s Council and Benefactors for the New Pet Adoption Center

Palm Beach, FL- (January 21, 2019) Over 120 members of the Chairman’s Council of the Grace Society of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, along with major benefactors of the new Pet Adoption Center being constructed at Peggy Adams over the next year, enjoyed a lovely evening on January 15 at the beautiful Palm Beach home of James Berwind and Kevin Clark.  The reception honored members’ exceptional support for the League’s life-saving work.

Board Chairman Lesly Smith welcomed guests and noted that “…we are fortunate to be able to help the animals of this County who cannot speak for themselves; that is what Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s Grace Society members are all about.” Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams thanked Messrs. Berwind and Clark for “Opening your home and your hearts to the League.  It is because of our dedicated supporters that we continue to save thousands of animals each year; and with our planned campus expansion, we’ll be able to save thousands more. All programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League support the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z), our partnership with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control to save every adoptable animal in Palm Beach County.  Since we launched C2Z in 2014, we have seen nearly a 70 percent drop in the number of animals being put down at the Animal Care and Control.  By 2024 we will be one of – if not the largest – no-kill communities in the United States.”

Guests enjoyed not only the perfect weather and beautiful locale; they also met some adoptable dogs looking for their forever homes and learned more about Peggy Adams Animal Rescue Leagues’ highly anticipated new Pet Adoption and Humane Education Center being built at the League’s West Palm Beach campus.  Construction is set to begin in early spring 2019 and upon the scheduled opening in 2020 the Center will double the number of lives saved.

Few have meant more to the animals of our community than Robert and Jane Grace and the Grace Family.  The Grace Society has been established to honor this incredibly generous and compassionate family and to appropriately recognize those supporters who are making it possible for Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League to fulfill its mission.

For information about becoming a member of the Grace Society, please contact Kim Hanson, Major Gifts/Planned Giving Officer, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, 3100/3200 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL  33409; 561-472-8576; EMAIL

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

The Mission of the Peggy Adams 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. For more information, please visit

The League is an independent nonprofit animal rescue organization operating continuously since 1925.


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Peggy Adams Contact: Lauren Ellis 561.472.8845 / Email


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