331 Animals Find Homes During Countdown 2 Zero Virtual Event

picture of couple with adopted dogPhotos and information courtesy of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Each year, dozens of local animal rescue groups join together for the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event - Palm Beach County’s largest one-day adoption event- in an effort to save the lives of hundreds of animals. Due to COVID-19, the 7th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event was held as a virtual event and took place for one-week, instead of one-day. 

Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control, the 7th Annual Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event found homes for 331 animals during the one-week adoption event (September 26-October 3, 2020). 

“The 2020 C2Z had a different feel - however, the mission was still the same - saving the lives of animals in Palm Beach County,” said Rich Anderson, Executive Director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. “All of the rescues involved were committed to making sure that those in our community still had the opportunity to participate in the largest pet adoption event in Palm Beach County… and in light of our current circumstances we enjoyed the opportunity to create a fun, virtual event that resulted in 331 animals finding their forever homes!” 

The C2Z “Virtual Adoption Village” website allowed attendees to connect with participating partner groups and sponsors from wherever they were! The Live Video Chat rooms enabled people to ask rescue groups participating in C2Z questions and could schedule an adoption appointment prior to making the drive to a shelter location. 

The seven C2Z adoption events have now found over 1,800 animals their forever homes. 

Rescue organizations that participated in the 7th Annual C2Z Adoption Event included: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League; Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control; Adopt A Cat Foundation; Ali Cat Rescue; Animal Rescue Force; Barky Pines Animal Rescue; Big Dog Ranch Rescue; Blessed Paws Animal Rescue; Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida; Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic and Ranch; Save A Pet Florida; and Tri-County Animal Rescue. 

Sponsors included: 1-800-PetMeds; Nozzle Nolen Pest Solutions; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA; Sunny 107.9 FM; 850 WFTL; Paws & Cherish; Flagler Bank; Velocity Community Credit Union; WPBF 25 News 

Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by 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 and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. To learn more, please visit countdown2zero.org or email [email protected] 

couple with adopted dog- Ninja couple with adopted dog- Dirk

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