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