ACC Celebrates Adopt A Pet Day

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control (ACC) is celebrating National Adopt a Pet Day with special adoption promotions through Sunday, May 3. As part of the event, participants will have the opportunity to name their own price for the pet they would like to adopt. The goal of the event is to find every shelter animal a new home.

National Adopt a Pet Day is held across the nation at many shelters. ACC’s is the largest shelter in the South Florida region.

“With our shelter at full capacity, we hope to have a large turnout and find as many animals a loving home as possible, which will help our community move toward the ultimate goal of Countdown to Zero,” said Elizabeth Harfmann, community outreach manager. “Every animal is an individual and deserves the chance to feel loved; the amount of love they give in return is priceless.”

In addition to naming your own adoption fee, all adoptions will include spaying or neutering of the animal, vaccinations, license tag, microchipping and a follow-up visit with a local veterinarian. Staff and volunteers will be on site to help potential adopters find their perfect match.

The Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control main shelter is located at 7100 Belvedere Road and is open seven days a week with no appointment needed. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To get more information regarding National Adopt a Pet Day, call (561) 233-1200 or visit