Big Pet Adoption Event Sept. 12

The second annual Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption Event, presented by the Lois Pope Life Foundation, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

The free event will feature several hundred Palm Beach County dogs, cats, kittens and puppies available for adoption.

Organized by the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the event is a collaborative effort of more than two dozen local animal rescue organizations to save the lives of animals in Palm Beach County.

In 2014, more than 25 local animal rescue organizations participated in the event, and even more are expected this year. More than 300 animals found their homes at last year’s inaugural event. “This will be the biggest one-day adoption event in the history of Palm Beach County,” said Rich Anderson, executive director & CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “We hope to see as many as 500 pets adopted this year.”

Both admission and parking are free. Many of the rescue groups will be offering special discounts and adoption incentives, and new pet parents will receive special gifts. Rabies tags will be complimentary for each adopted pet.

Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by the Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the Board of County Commissioners and the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League to bring animal welfare organizations together and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. Visit to learn more.

There are sponsorship opportunities still available. For more info., call (561) 472-8873 or e-mail