Sue Berry Joins Peggy Adams Animal Rescue As New CEO

Sue Berry with her dogs Mason and Dudley.

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League recently announced that Sue Berry, a resident of Loxahatchee, will serve as the new chief executive officer of the nonprofit animal rescue organization.

Berry began her career in animal welfare as a volunteer for the New Hampshire SPCA in 2001. She joined the staff there in 2004 as director of administration and served for more than a decade, working to support the welfare of animals in New Hampshire and beyond. She was a leader of the organization’s Disaster Response Team and served on the board for the New Hampshire Federation of Humane Organizations. Sue enjoyed working directly with pets of all shapes and sizes from birds to horses during her tenure.

Most recently, Berry served as director of operations for Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, California, where she oversaw all aspects of animal care, intake, adoptions, behavior and training, and facilities maintenance at two locations.

While there, she was able to implement innovative adoption and intake processes, more than tripling their adoption numbers and increasing their lifesaving work.

Berry is a graduate of Daniel Webster College with a degree in management and information technology. She became a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) through the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement in 2020. Berry now lives in Loxahatchee with her husband, four adopted dogs — Mason, Dudley, Jellybean and Tansy — an adopted cat named Gemma and three adopted parrots, Vito, BeeBee and Jingle.

“I am very excited to be joining such an amazing team of dedicated animal lovers,” Berry said. “Having worked for more than 20 years in animal welfare in New Hampshire and California, I am eager to bring my knowledge and leadership to Palm Beach County. I look forward to working with our staff, volunteers and supporters to build upon this incredible organization.”

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provides critical services to more than 34,000 animals each year and collaborates with local area rescues to expand this lifesaving work in Palm Beach County. For more information, or to donate, visit