Nearly 200 pets found their forever home at the sixth annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event presented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foundation.
The annual event was held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the South Florida Fairgrounds and was a collaborative effort of more than 20 local rescue and partner groups dedicated to saving the lives of Palm Beach County animals.
Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the event has led to 1,500 animals finding permanent homes over the past six years.
Thousands of attendees turned out looking for their perfect match. Hundreds of adoptable dogs, puppies, cats, kittens, bunnies, rats, chickens and other pint-sized pets were on site.
“The Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is the largest pet adoption event in Palm Beach County, and we are excited that 195 animals found loving, forever homes at the event!” said Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “This equates to 390 animals’ lives saved because every adopted animal makes room in a shelter for another pet who will not be euthanized due to pet overpopulation.”
Some of the animal rescue partners that participated were Amber’s Animal Outreach, Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, East Coast Rabbit Rescue, Forgotten Florida Felines, Great Dane Rescue of South Florida and Heaven’s Gate Senior Dog Sanctuary.
Pictured above: Volunteers from area rescues celebrate the final tally of pets that were adopted at the sixth annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League