Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption Event Kicks Off On Sept. 24

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.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County’s Public Safety Department Division Animal Care & Control will open its doors to host local rescues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both campuses will be filled with adorable, adoptable animals hoping to meet someone ready to take them home. Adoption promotions and specials will continue at each individual shelter and/or rescue organization through Oct. 1. Hundreds of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other animals will be seeking new families and homes.

Admission and parking is free for the Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption Event. Many of the rescue groups will be offering special discounts and adoption incentives, and all new pet parents will receive special gifts. In addition, rabies license tags will be complimentary (where applicable) for each adopted pet that will reside in Palm Beach County. By visiting, you will be able to see the various rescue organizations and link to their web sites to view their adoptable animal list.

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is located at 3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Animal Care & Control is located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach.

Rescue organizations participating in the ninth annual C2Z Adoption Event currently include: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League; PBCACC; Big Dog Ranch Rescue; Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch; Shining Horse Farm and Sanctuary; and Touch of Grey Rescue.

Sponsors to date include: PetMeds; Camp Bow Wow Boca; Camp Rusty Dog; Conking & Lewis Construction; Daszkal Bolton; Flagler Bank; Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch; Inn the Doghouse; Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions; The Pet Taxi; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA; Scenthound; Veterinary Emergency Group; WPBF 25 News; Sunny 107.9 FM; 850 WFTL; 97.9 WRMF; New Country 103.1; X 102.3; Party 96.3; and Fox Sports 640AM.

Launched in 2014, Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Animal Care & Control and the Board of County Commissioners, to bring local animal welfare organizations together and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. To learn more, visit or e-mail

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provides critical services to more than 34,000 animals each year and collaborates with local area rescues. For more information, visit

The mission of Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control is to encourage pet owners to be responsible for pets in their care by providing educational programs on humane treatment, animal behavior training and proper control.