2017-09-07 / Top News

Make a friend, save a life at Coundown to Zero

FLORIDA WEEKLY STAFF


Oliver was rescued from the streets and had surgery before he was ready for adoption. 
COURTESY PHOTO Oliver was rescued from the streets and had surgery before he was ready for adoption. COURTESY PHOTO Poor Oliver.

Oliver was rescued by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control after he was found in the streets in horrible condition that required emergency care and surgery.

After volunteers stepped in to help pay for his life-saving surgery, Oliver was taken to Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League to have the chance to find a home.

Currently, there are nearly 2,000 adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in Palm Beach County that need a home.

Many dogs like Oliver — along with cats, puppies, kittens, guinea pigs, rabbits and birds — will be at the fourth annual Countdown to Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event on 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.

This free event is presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation Inc. and Petco Foundation, and is the largest ever local pet adoption event held each year. Close to 1,000 animals will be at C2Z seeking forever families and homes.


Oliver was rescued from the streets and had surgery before he was ready for adoption. Oliver was rescued from the streets and had surgery before he was ready for adoption. Organized by Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the Countdown 2 Zero adoption event is a collaborative effort of over 30 local animal rescue organizations to save the lives of animals in Palm Beach County. The past three C2Z adoption events found nearly 1,000 animals their forever homes.

“This is Palm Beach County’s largest one-day adoption event,” said Rich Anderson, executive director/CEO of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, “On this day, the local animal rescue community comes together, united in our efforts to save the lives of homeless animals in Palm Beach County. Together, through C2Z, we are working to save the life of every single adoptable animal in our community.”

“The C2Z Adoption Event is just one of the many ways we come together to help support the important C2Z initiative,” said Dianne Sauve, director of Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control. “In addition to promoting the adoption of local rescue animals in need of loving homes, we also encourage everyone to spay/neuter their pets, as this is the most humane way to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens born each day.”

Admission and parking are free for the Countdown 2 Zero 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 for each adopted pet that will reside in Palm Beach County.

Countdown 2 Zero is a public/private community collaboration, initiated by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control, the Board of County Commissioners and Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League to bring animal welfare organizations together and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. The Countdown 2 Zero adoption event is a collaborative effort between local animal rescues. ¦

— For more information, visit www.countdown2zero.org or email info@countdown2zero.org.

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