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In order to stay in accordance with our Countdown 2 Zero initiative goal of ending euthanasia of adoptable animals within Palm Beach County, all adoptable animals at this event will be from Palm Beach County. Questions? Contact us!

This free event is the largest ever local pet adoption event that featured hundreds of adoptable animals (dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, rabbits and more) seeking new families and homes. 

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 20 local animal rescue organizations to save the lives of animals in Palm Beach County.  The past four C2Z adoption events found over
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," stated Sauve. 

Both admission and parking were free for the Countdown 2 Zero Adoption Event.  Many of the rescue groups offered 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.

Together we can save lives!


  • Check back for more details on 2019's C2Z Adoption Event
  • Event Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, East Expo Center, 9067 Southern Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

*For additional questions and driving information, please visit our FAQ Page.

Interested in becoming a 2019 C2Z Sponsor?   Email us or call 561-472-8845.

Interested in having your rescue participate?   Email us or call us at 561-530-6057

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

10am-4pmSouth Florida Fairgrounds

​The fifth annual Countdown 2 Zero (C2Z) Adoption Event presented by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation was held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm inside the air-conditioned South Florida Fairgrounds (East Expo Center) in West Palm Beach.  206 animals (including dogs, cats, 7 rabbits, 4 peacocks, 6 chickens, and a turkey) were adopted!  

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