$115,000 Raised For Homeless & Neglected Animals At Barry Crown Walk

Participants walk along Flagler Drive.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League’s 19th annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals took place at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Saturday, Feb. 22.

This is the largest dog-walk in Palm Beach County and raised more than $115,000 for animals at Peggy Adams waiting to find their forever homes.

Nearly 1,500 people registered for this pet-friendly walk, and all who attended enjoyed a scenic walk down Flagler Drive. As participants completed the one-mile route, they enjoyed pet costume contests with amazing prize baskets at center stage. Categories included Best Dressed, Most Creative, Owner/Pet Look-A-Like and Best in Show. There was also local vendors and a fabulous silent auction and raffle area with great prizes.

The event was emceed by Jennifer Ross of Sunny 107.9 FM and WFTL 850 AM, as well as Ron Burke and Vanessa Vinent of WPBF 25 News.

This year’s walk mascots were sisters Joy and Koko, two of 38 dogs rescued in February 2019 from a hoarding situation inside a Palm Beach Gardens home. Best friends Jillesia and Mariah and their families heard about the story of these dogs and decided they wanted to give two of them loving homes. They fell in love with Joy and Koko, and now all four girls — Jillesia, Mariah, Joy and Koko — are inseparable. They led the walk in support of all the animals at Peggy Adams.

“Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has saved more than 7,090 animals in the last year alone,” Executive Director Rich Anderson said. “Peggy Adams relies on community support to help us provide services to more than 35,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens every year. We are extremely grateful to all of those who came out, participated and sponsored the walk. With all your help and generosity, we can save the lives of countless more animals in Palm Beach County.”

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League saves more lives than any other rescue organization in Palm Beach County and provides critical services to more than 35,000 animals each year. To learn more about Peggy Adams, visit www.peggyadams.org.