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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: The Mission of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League of the Palm Beaches, Incorporated is to provide shelter to lost, homeless and unwanted animals, to provide spay and neuter and other medical services for companion animals, and to care for, protect, and find quality homes for homeless and neglected companion animals, to advocate animal welfare, community involvement and education to further the bond between people and animals.

Results: Here is a quick glimpse of how we made an impact in 2016: 45,234 dogs, cats, kittens and puppies benefited from our programs and services 70,620 phone calls were answered by our Call Center 16,167 spay and neuter surgeries 9,176 cats were spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped at no cost to the community through grant funding. 7,594 lost, injured and homeless cats and dogs received temporary shelter 5,781 pets were placed in loving homes (highest adoption year in our 90 year history) 1,809 cats and dogs were cared for by our Foster Program Volunteers 333 lost animals were reunited with their families 12,012 pets were fed through Peggy's Pantry Food Bank 776 cats and dogs transferred in from Animal Care and Control and other local rescues 406 active volunteers donated over 69,575 hours helping to enrich the lives of our shelter animals and to ensure that the League achieves our goals in serving animals and residents in our community.

Target demographics: the community and dogs, cats, puppies and kittens

Direct beneficiaries per year: and provided services for 45,234 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in 2016.

Geographic areas served: Palm Beach County

Programs: Dog and cat adoptions. affordable vaccinations, spay/neuter procedures, and microchipping.

Community Stories

228 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I first saw "Maggie" she was so very quiet, and withdrawn. She had been found wandering the streets, and did not seem to be accustomed to a real home and love. Peggy Adams took her in, and cared for her until I saw her....it was instant love at first sight. We set up a meeting with my other dog the same day, and they hit it off great! It took less than a week of her being here with us at her "permanent home" to really blossum. She is so full of love and fun, we cannot thank Peggy Adams enough for helping us to find our forever friend. They had told me at first that she did not play very much with toys or other dogs.....you should see her now....what a fun lively beautiful little girl she is. If she cannot "entice" any of the other dogs to play....and boy oh boy she tries...she gets a toy and throws it in the air and plays all by her self...of course stopping now and then to make sure we are watching! What a character! She is a wonderful, healthy, beautiful little gal that we are so thankful to have with us. Thank you Peggy Adams, keep up the good work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

CAUTION!!! BEWARE!!! PEGGY ADAMS KILLS DEFENSLESS PETS I stupidly brought in a sweet little kitten that was homeless it showed no signs of agression whatsoever but it was scared even so it did not attempt to bite or scratch me it trusted me and I stupidly trusted Peggy Adams when I called back a week or so later to inquire how it was doing they told me it had been destroyed can you imagine how I felt they said it had behaveour problems IT WAS A KITTEN what and how do these people think! they say they are a humane non kill fascility that do not euthanize unless of agreesion or desease they are LYERS I urge you to be careful of these so called do gooders unless you wish to adopt a pet stay away they are NO DAM GOOD!

Client Served

Rating: 5

adopted Lucas in September and am so thankful for all of the help I received from the staff at Peggy Adams. Linda, the adoption specialist was especially supportive and patient with me and addressed all of my questions regarding Lucas and adoption. I love Lucas and can't thank Peggy Adams enough for all they did for Lucas and what they do for all of the other dogs and cats there. The staff and volunteers are devoted, love animals, knowledgeable, and are passionate about what they do. The facility is clean and the animals are well cared for. It is a wonderful organization that does a lot for animals. :) I highly recommend adopting from Peggy Adams and supporting their cause.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff was helpful and listened. By asking all the right questions together we found the perfect new addition to our home. I encourage anyone who is thinking of pet adoption go to Peggy Adams. You will be very glad you did.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our dog Bowser from Peggy Adams in December 2012. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The shelter was clean and we were confident the animals were taken care of. They offer free obedience training which was helpful and their behaviorist is very willing to help out new furparents! We plan on getting our next dog from Peggy in the future!

Karen Massella S.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a great dog a Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach. What a great place to adopt a dog. The staff was great, and the place is clean. There a true animals lovers working there, who care. I would highly recommend this place if you want to adopt. My son is thrilled with Dani. Karen Smilen

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a marvelous experience it has been getting acquainted with The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. We went in to adopt one dog our Woody and came home with 2 cats as well. LILY AN ALL BLACK 18 MONTH OLD CAT has quite the personality. Then Chloe our 10.5 year old black and white cat. Please if you are looking for a pet consider rescue FIRST!!!!! Peggy Adams was clean and staff well trained and friendly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted Simone from Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in May. We were impressed by the staff and cleanliness of the facility. There were so many sweet dogs and cats that needed homes; you could tell the staff cared about all of them. We spent most of the day visiting with all the cats. When we decided to adopt Simone we met with the counselors who wanted to ensure she was going to a safe home. They also provided us with all the information about Simone and her medical history. Simone was a four year old cat that had a sad life. As we took Simone towards the door to take her home one young staff woman teared up and said she was so happy that Simone had found a home. We had an excellent experience with Peggy Adams and would highly recommend them to our friends and family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our experience with adopting our dog at Peggy Adams was amazing. They were thorough in their interview with us and gave us all the support we could need. I'm amazed at the genuine happiness the volunteers showed when we picked our dog. They gave us as much information as they had on her and followed up consistently to see how she was doing. They were also very helpful with the medication she needed and what to expect with her personality and breed. Would definitely adopt there again. You can tell they work hard to find the right fit for animals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

After reviewing several shelters for an adoptive dog, our search stopped at Peggy Adams! First the area's for the animals was clean well cared for and almost without odor. The facility had more then enough staff walking and exercising the animal not to mention the building inside and out looked as it has been very well cared for.

The staff member who helped us with the adoption was Lori Baltunis. She knew all about our "Quincy"! She did all the paper work and helped us with any question. In short order we were on our way home with our new baby. In short Quincy was a great animal from the start. House broken and has never missed. He is affectionate lovable, and a great addition to our family. There were no surprises as Lori was right on the mark with all Quincy's needs and expectations.

We have been, so happy we made an additional visit back to make a special donation to Peggy Adams, to continue the great work on behalf of all needy animals. I couldn't speak any higher to the dedication and support given by the staff and wonderful shelter.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Peggy Adams Rescue League has promoted so many beneficial programs for the well being of animals. They make it possible for so many animals to be saved and adopted into loving homes. Their facilities are top notch, extremely clean and their staff is exemplary. I am honored to work with them.

Judy Lee T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

People treated with respect and dignity. Animals treated with kindness and compassion. Knowledgeable professionals and volunteers. This place has a lot of heart and enough smarts to back it up wisely. I just can't say enough wonderful things about Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Peggy Adams facility has made it possible for hundreds of feral cats to be spayed and neutered since their new facility opened. Their dedication to our efforts to reduce the population of homeless cats in Palm Beach County is admirable. We cannot thank them enough for all they do!!! Elayne Gooding, President, Palm Beach County Cat Coalition.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I found our Lola, a Black Lab/Beagle Mix at Peggy Adams. We had come to Peggy Adams after our first dog died to find a new household member. We looked at several of the available dogs but could not make up our mind. Our adoption counselor suggested we visit with Lola---the counselor was a match maker!! Lola was a wonderful companion and we treasured having her in our lives. Sadly, we lost Lola to kidney disease in April 2011 and once again the caring staff helped us say good-bye. A few weeks later our lonely home was filled with another Peggy Adams adoptee--this time it was a beagle/jack russell mix romping throughout our household!

Harley R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I thought about the moment many times in my Labrador "Dakota's "life....that one day may come to have to make a decision regarding his life . Ofcourse, this always brought tears to my eyes at just the thought, and then that one day arrived. I was lost!! The staff at Peggy Adams was there to help walk me through this process and guide me as to what to do and what to expect in euthanizing the most amazing friend and animal I have ever known. They treated him with such extraordinary compassion and care so he was to be as comfortable as he could be. What was so special is they did the same for me and understood what I was going through and as they do this day in and day out, I was the most important client/friend/animal owner/griever at that moment. As horrible of a day that was I could not ask for a better experience as I wished my pal well as he went off to the Rainbow Bridge . A few months have passed and we brought another new furry friend into the family in which once again I would call on the services at Peggy Adams to now Spay my new puppy. Their services were again, as I trusted them with a new little life, impectable!! It is nice to know that as they see so many animals everyday that they still have so much love for all these pets and no one ever becomes a "number".

Donor

Rating: 5

When I moved to North Palm Beach, I wanted to find out more about this shelter. I went on a tour and was blown away. The facility is truly state of the art and very different from the shelters I knew in other parts of the country. The animals are cared for extremely well. The kennel is so clean that you could eat off the floor. I'm proud to support Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League and will be including them in my will.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've adopted 2 dogs from Peggy Adams and both have and continue to bring so much joy to my life. The staff at Peggy Adams are so knowledgeable and caring. They take pride in the work that they do and it shows. Since I've adopted, I also bring them back for vaccinations. With their affordable prices and educated staff, I highly encourage others to bring their pets, too! It's also nice to see how they help the community with their TNR programs and Community Outreach. They plan so many wonderful events such as their annual Walk for the Animals & Photos with Santa. I look forward to going to these yearly! Thank you staff of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League for all you do!

Rachel68

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the reporter for the local Fox station in West Palm Beach who has the honor of profiling the Fox 29 Pet of the Week. It's always a wonderful day when I get to enter Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League's doors and see how well they are sheltering and caring for dogs and cats in need of good homes. The building is always in tip-top shape, the animals are loved on, and the employees are more than kind. Peggy Adams also does wonderful events throughout the year to bring pet lovers together and raise funds for our orphaned animals. But more than anything, I'm forever indebted to them for bringing me together with my little dog, Willie. He's the star of my life. I can't thank them enough for taking great care of him before he became mine. I'm proud to be called a rescue mom! Sincerely, Rachel Leigh, Fox 29

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams is great. They are such an amazing shelter and amazing part of the community. I love going to their events they put on (and bring my dogs) - especially their annual walk for the animals. Thank you for all that you do. :)

Ellen39

Client Served

Rating: 5

Peggy Adams is a wonderful part of the community. I have fostered 4-5 dogs from Peggy Adams - 2 became permant members of our house. Neither would have made it out of another shelter since they needed heartworm treatment. They also have a wonderful program for feral cats - offering to fix them and provide shots for $35. There is a low cost spay and neuter program for pets as well.