The third annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event, presented by the Lois Pope Life Foundation, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Palm Beach County Convention Center (650 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach). The free event will feature nearly 1,000 of Palm Beach County’s best dogs, cats, kittens and puppies available for adoption.
Organized by Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control and the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event is a collaborative effort of more than two dozen local animal rescue organizations to save the lives of animals in Palm Beach County. The past two C2Z adoption events found homes for almost 600 animals.
“This is the biggest one-day pet adoption event in Palm Beach County,” said Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “All of the local animal rescues that are involved with the event are dedicated to finding homes for animals in Palm Beach County and are committed to the C2Z initiative and its ultimate goal to save the lives of every adoptable animal in our community.”
Both admission and parking are free. Many of the rescue groups will be offering special discounts and adoption incentives, and all new pet parents will receive special gifts. Rabies tags for Palm Beach County residents will be included for each adopted pet courtesy of Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. Also, all adopters will receive 30 days of complimentary coverage from PetFirst Pet Insurance and all dogs will receive a complimentary wash from Scenthound.
“The C2Z Adoption Event is just one way the community and rescue groups come together to help support the important C2Z initiative,” said Dianne Sauve, director of Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. “We are promoting the adoption of local rescue animals in need of loving homes as we encourage everyone to spay/neuter their pets. It’s the most humane way to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born each day.”
This year’s confirmed participants include: A Second Chance Rescue, Adopt-A-Cat Foundation, All for One Pet Rescue, Animal Rescue Force of South Florida, Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, Coastal Boxer Rescue of Florida, Compassionate Pug Rescue, Crazy Cavies Guinea Pig Rescue, Destiny For Dogs, Dezzy’s Second Chance Rescue, Elite Greyhounds, Forgotten Florida Felines, Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic, Gaisha, Tundra & Spirits Place, Get A Life Pet Rescue, Great Dane Rescue of South Florida, Justin Bartlett Animal Rescue, Kitty Karma, Labrador Retriever Rescue of Florida, Loxahatchee Animal Rescue Community, Luv A Pet, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Redemption Rescue League, Rising Star Rottweiler Rescue, RU4Me Pet Rescue, Save A Pet Florida, Tri County Animal Rescue and Willy’s Way Dogs.
Countdown 2 Zero is public/private community collaboration, initiated by Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the Palm Beach County 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. For more information, call (561) 472-8845 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more visit www.countdown2zero.org.