Three hun­dred and count­ing down… Un­til adopt­able friends in Palm Beach County have homes for­ever

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The in­au­gu­ral “Count­down 2 Zero” adop­tion event, pre­sented by The Lois Pope LIFE Foun­da­tion Inc., will take place Sept. 6 from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in­side the Palm Beach County Con­ven­tion Cen­ter in West Palm Beach. This free event will present more than 600 of Palm Beach County’s adopt­able dogs, cats, kit­tens, pup­pies and other furry com­pan­ions avail­able at dis­counted adop­tion fees.

The adop­tion event is a col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­fort be­tween lo­cal an­i­mal res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tions in an ef­fort to save the lives of healthy adopt­able an­i­mals in Palm Beach County. To date, there are 33 lo­cal an­i­mal res­cue or­ga­ni­za­tions par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event with the com­bined goal to find 300 an­i­mals their for­ever homes.

This event will have the TAKE MEHOMEZONE where ev­ery new par­ent will re­ceive a great gift bag stocked full of items for their new pet, free ra­bies tags to new adopters pro­vided by Palm Beach County An­i­mal Care & Con­trol spon­sored by The NamKnights, a free on-site pet sham­poo spon­sored by the Pet Groomerie, a Pic­ture Per­fect Photo Area spon­sored by The Lit­tle Blue Dog and much more.

Spon­sors to date in­clude: The Lois Pope LIFE Foun­da­tion Inc. as the pre­sent­ing spon­sor; Avenir Hold­ings; Baron Signs; C4 Rents; Darb­ster Foun­da­tion; The Lit­tle Blue Dog; Theresa Mersentes; The NamKnights; Of­fice De­pot Foun­da­tion; The Pet Groomerie; Pet Su­per­mar­ket; and Val­ley Crest Land­scap­ing.

Par­tic­i­pat­ing part­ner groups for “Count­down 2 Zero” in­clude: A Sec­ond Chance Pup­pies And Kit­tens Res­cue, Adopt-A-Cat, All For One Pet Res­cue, Amer­i­can Hu­mane So­ci­ety, An­i­mal Res­cue Force of South Florida, Big Dog Ranch Res­cue, Big Hearts 4 Paws Res­cue, Bos­ton Ter­rier Res­cue, Bud­dies Thru Bul­lies, Cata­houla Res­cue, Com­pas­sion­ate Pug Res­cue Inc., Crazy Cavies Guinea Pig Res­cue, Des­tiny For Dogs, Dezzy’s Sec­ond Chance Res­cue, Dober­man Res­cue Con­cern, English Springer Res­cue, For­ever Grey­hounds, Furry Friends Adop­tion & Clinic, Great Dane Res­cue of South Florida, Grey­hound Pets of Amer­ica, Have A Heart, Luv-A-Pet Res­cue, Luv-A-Bun Rab­bit Res­cue, Pas­sion for Paws, Palm Beach County An­i­mal Care & Con­trol, Peggy Adams An­i­mal Res­cue League, Pet Haven Res­cue, Ris­ing Star Rot­tweiler, RU4Me Pet Res­cue, Save A Pet, Shep­herd Help and Res­cue Ef­fort, Strays No More, Tri-County An­i­mal Res­cue and­With Love For The An­i­mals.

“Count­down 2 Zero” is pub­lic/pri­vate com­mu­nity col­lab­o­ra­tion ini­ti­ated by Palm Beach County An­i­mal Care and Con­trol, the Board of County Com­mis­sion­ers and Peggy Adams An­i­mal Res­cue League to bring an­i­mal wel­fare or­ga­ni­za­tions to­gether and end the eu­thana­sia of adopt­able an­i­mals in Palm Beach County. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.count­down2zero.org.

Cor­rine Martin, left, Rico Flores and Kathleen Greene

Karen Roberts, left, and Lois Pope

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