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Over $115,000 Raised for Homeless & Neglected Animals at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 19th Annual Walk for the Animals

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 19th Annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals took place at Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on February 22, 2020 (2/22/20)- the year of the tutus! This is the largest dog-walk in Palm Beach County and raised over $115,000 for animals at Peggy Adams waiting to find their forever homes.   

Nearly 1,500 people registered for this pet-friendly walk and all who attended enjoyed a scenic walk down Flagler Drive.  As participants completed the one-mile route, they enjoyed pet costume contests with amazing prize baskets at center stage. Categories included Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like and Best in Show. There was also local vendors and a fabulous silent auction and raffle area with great prizes. The event was graciously emceed by Jennifer Ross of Sunny 107.9 FM and WFTL 850AM, as well as Ron Burke and Vanessa Vinent of WPBF 25 News.

 This year’s walk mascots were sisters Joy and Koko - two of 38 dogs rescued in February 2019 from a hoarding situation inside a Palm Beach Gardens home. Best friends Jillesia and Mariah and their families heard about the story of these dogs and decided they wanted to give two of them loving homes. They fell in love with Joy and Koko and now all four girls (Jillesia, Mariah, Joy, and Koko) are inseparable! They led the Walk in support of all the animals at Peggy Adams waiting for their forever homes!

 “Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has saved over 7,090 animals in the last year alone,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “As a nonprofit that receives no city, state or federal government funding, Peggy Adams relies on community support to help us provide services to more than 35,000 dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens every year, we are extremely grateful to all of those who came out, participated and sponsored the Walk. With all your help and generosity, we can save the lives of countless more animals in Palm Beach County.”

Sponsors of the Walk included: Hills Pet Nutrition, Napleton’s on Northlake Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, KAST Construction, Garden of Life, Daszkal Bolton Accountants & Advisors, Jones Foster, Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions, Memorial Healthcare System, Bolay, Prime Golf Cars, Cheney Brothers, Scenthound, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart and Shipley, ServPro of Boynton Beach, HomeAgain, Very Important Paws, Small Hope Bay Lodge, Jolene and Larry Shapiro, WPBF 25 News and Sunny 107.9 FM.

 About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League:

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, please visit

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 35,000 animals each year.

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Media Contact: Cara MacVane 561.685.2342 / Email

Peggy Adams Contact: Lauren Ellis 561.472.8845 / Email 


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