Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League recently announced that Lawrence Nicolas has joined the league as chief operating officer.
Nicolas was raised outside Denver and graduated from University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in communication. He began his career in the animal welfare industry in 2008, working in the adoptions and pet intake departments at the Dumb Friends League in Denver.
In 2012, Nicolas began working for Best Friends Animal Society in Salt Lake City, Utah. While with Best Friends, he held several roles. Most recently, Nicolas was the senior manager of lifesaving, overseeing adoptions and foster, the neonatal kitten nursery, events and volunteers, and the external shelter support work Best Friends coordinates in Utah.
“Having the opportunity to wake up every morning and save lives is the most rewarding work I can imagine,” Nicolas said. “I can’t imagine doing anything else, and I am excited to be able to help save even more lives in Palm Beach County and beyond with the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.”
Nicolas currently resides in Loxahatchee with his wife and one-year-old son, along with their four rescue pets — two dogs and two cats.