Every year, local animal rescue groups come together for the Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) adoption event – Palm Beach County’s largest adoption event – with the goal of saving the lives of hundreds of pets. ‘animals.

On Saturday, September 24, the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control Public Safety Division will open their doors to welcome local rescues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both campuses will be filled with adorable adoptable pets hoping to meet someone willing to bring them home. Adoption promotions and specials will continue at each shelter and/or rescue organization through October 1. Hundreds of dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other animals will seek new families and homes.

Admission and parking are free for the Countdown 2 Zero Pet Adoption event. Many rescue groups will offer special discounts and adoption incentives, and all new pet parents will receive special gifts. In addition, rabies license tags will be free (if applicable) for each adopted pet that resides in Palm Beach County. By visiting www.countdown2zero.org you will be able to see the various rescue organizations and a link to their websites to view their list of adoptable animals.

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League is located at 3200 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Animal Care & Control is located at 7100 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach.

Rescue organizations participating in the ninth annual C2Z adoption event currently include: Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League; PBCACC; Big Dog Ranch Rescue; Adoption, clinic and furry friend ranch; Shining Horse Farm and Sanctuary; and Touch of Gray Rescue.

Sponsors to date include: PetMeds; Camp Bow Wow Boca; camp rusty dog; Conking & Lewis Construction; Daszkal Bolton; Flagler Bank; Adoption, clinic and furry friend ranch; Niche Inn; Nolen Pest Solutions nozzle; The pet taxi; Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA; greyhound; Veterinary Emergency Group; WPBF News 25; Sunny 107.9 FM; 850WFTL; 97.9WRMF; 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, Animal Care & Control and the Board of County Commissioners, to bring together local animal welfare organizations and end the euthanasia of adoptable animals in Palm Beach County. To learn more, visit www.countdown2zero.org or email [email protected]

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provides essential services to over 34,000 animals each year and works with local rescues. For more information, visit www.peggyadams.org.

Palm Beach County Animal Care & Control’s mission is to encourage pet owners to be responsible for the animals in their care by providing educational programs on humane treatment, animal behavior training, and proper control.