With the projected temperatures for Saturday, July 22, estimated to be in the low to mid 90s, the likelihood of a heat advisory being issued has resulted in a change in venue for the highly anticipated Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Mega Pet Adoption Event, organized by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control (PBCACC) and the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.
This year marks the 10th and final edition of this groundbreaking initiative. Due to temperature concerns, PBCACC has moved the event from an outside venue to the South Florida Fairgrounds, located at 9067 Southern Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with participation from various rescue organizations. The collaborative initiative, involving more than 20 local animal rescue organizations, aims to save the lives of countless animals in Palm Beach County and will now be held in an air-conditioned building in the best interest of both animals and humans. Animal rescues countywide, including Peggy Adams, are participating in this initiative at their respective locations in addition to the site at the South Florida Fairgrounds.
Recognizing the importance of education and resources, the PBCACC’s C2Z Mega Pet Adoption Event will also provide valuable pet resources, vendors and information. Visitors will have the chance to connect with local organizations and learn about pet care, training and responsible ownership in air-conditioned comfort. In addition, to ensure a delightful experience for all attendees, a variety of food trucks will be stationed at the event, offering a wide selection of delicious meals and snacks.
“The Countdown 2 Zero Mega Pet Adoption Event has been a beacon of hope for animals in Palm Beach County for the past decade,” PBCACC Director Jan Steele said. “And, as the welfare of our furry friends is always paramount, we made the decision to move to an air-conditioned space so that our community can relax and spend time looking for just the right fit for their new family member.”
Personal pets are not allowed at the event. This policy is in place to ensure the safety and well-being of all animals present.
For more information on the C2Z initiative and where other participating organizations will be hosting their C2Z events, visit https://www.countdown2zero.org/. PBCACC is located at 7100 Belvedere Road, just west of the Florida Turnpike. Individuals can see all adoptable pets at https://secure.co.palm-beach.fl.us/snap/home.