Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event Looks To Find Forever Homes For Hundreds Of Animals

Hundreds of animals will find a home through the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event.

Each year, local animal rescue groups join together for the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event, Palm Beach County’s largest adoption event, in an effort to save the lives of hundreds of animals. For the second year in a row, the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event will be held virtually.

Organized by the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the eighth annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event will have a Virtual Kickoff Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 16. During this virtual event, live and pre-filmed videos will be posted on social media. There will also be a Virtual Adoption Village web site that allows attendees to connect with participating partner groups and sponsors from wherever they are. Potential adopters will be able to easily view adoptable animals and learn more about the adoption process, and those who aren’t able to adopt will be able to learn more about how to help homeless pets in Palm Beach County. The eighth annual C2Z Adoption Event will be held from Saturday, Oct. 16, to Saturday, Oct. 23. The Virtual Adoption Village web site will be available all week. The past seven C2Z adoption events found nearly 2,000 animals their forever homes.

Adoption fees, policies and COVID-19 protocols vary by organization. By visiting www.countdown2zero.org, you will be able to see the various rescue organizations, link to their web sites to view their adoptable list, and schedule an adoption appointment.

“Last year’s virtual C2Z adoption event went so well, and with safety on our minds again this year, we decided to once again go virtual for C2Z,” said Rich Anderson, executive director and CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “Although the event is virtual, the mission is still the same — saving the lives of animals in Palm Beach County. All of the rescues involved are committed to making sure that those in our community still have the opportunity to participate in the largest pet adoption event in Palm Beach County… and due to the current circumstances, we once again have an opportunity to create a fun, virtual event.”

Rescue organizations participating in the event currently include: the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, Ali Cat Rescue, Big Dog Ranch Rescue, and Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic & Ranch.

Sponsors to date include: PetMeds, Animal Farm Foundation, Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA, Sunny 107.9 FM, 850 WFTL, 97.9 WRMF, New Country 103.1, X 102.3, Party 96.3, Fox Sports 640 AM and Velocity Community Credit Union.

Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control and the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners to bring local animal welfare organizations together in an effort to end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. To learn more, visit www.countdown2zero.org or send an e-mail to info@countdown2zero.org.

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