Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption Event Found 224 Forever Homes For Animals

Each year, local animal rescue groups join together for the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event in an effort to save the lives of hundreds of animals.

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control opened their doors on Sept. 24 to host local rescues for the day-long C2Z kickoff event. Both campuses were filled with adorable, adoptable animals looking for homes. Adoption promotions and specials continued at each individual shelter and/or rescue organization through Oct. 1, and an impressive 224 animals found new homes during this week-long adoption event.

“This year’s C2Z Adoption Event truly celebrated the collaborative effort of multiple local rescues, connected passionate animal lovers from all over Palm Beach County and sent 224 amazing animals to their forever homes,” said Sue Berry, CEO of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “We are very grateful to all of our sponsors who helped make this event such a success, and to all the rescues that participated and those who came out to adopt.”

Rescue organizations that participated in the ninth annual C2Z Adoption Event included: the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League; PBCACC; Animal Rescue Force of South Florida; Barky Pines Animal Rescue & Sanctuary; Dezzy’s Second Chance Animal Rescue; Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch; Shining Horse Farm and Sanctuary; the Grateful Dog Haven; and Tri-County Animal Rescue.

Sponsors included: MetLife Pet Insurance; PetMeds; BRK Republic; Camp Bow Wow Boca; Camp Rusty Dog; Conkling & Lewis Construction; Daszkal Bolton; Flagler Bank; Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch; Inn the Doghouse; Jake’s Pet Supply; Jolene & Larry Shapiro; Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions; the Pet Taxi; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA; Scenthound; Velocity Community Credit Union; Very Important Paws; 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, PBCACC 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