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Walk with Peggy

March 10, 2018

About Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

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.

Our Vision is to create a community where 100%of the adoptable animals find loving homes and no animals will be euthanized because of the pet overpopulation.

Core Values: Humane Care, Quality of Life, Life-Long Loving Homes, Spay/Neuter to Control Overpopulation

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.

Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League, Humane Society of the Palm Beaches, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and does not receive funding from city, county, state, or the federal government, or local organizations with similar names. We rely solely on the generosity of individuals, foundations and corporations to provide quality programs and services to the community. Your donations directly support the services and programs in place to help animals in need.

Click here to learn more about our history.                           

The Legacy of Barry & Beverly Crown

Barry Crown and his wife, Beverly, were true advocates and supporters of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League for many years. Multiple buildings and events, including our annual Walk for the Animals were renamed to reflect their generosity and passion for giving animals in need a second chance.

Barry Crown was a graduate of Yale University. He served on the Board of Directors of Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Crown also served on the boards of the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, the American Cancer Society of Palm Beach, the Florida Atlantic University Honors College, Roosevelt College and Columbia College.

Barry Crown was part of the Crown family of Chicago, whose legacy came from General Dynamics and other investments. Mrs. Crown established and assisted in running a number of corporations with her husband. This included Henderson Camping Products of Chicago, where she served as Vice President and Burton Dixie, which produced cushions and mattresses. With her husband, she founded LifeGuide Personal Fitness Center in Palm Beach Gardens. She was an avid sportswoman, instrument rated pilot, author and guest lecturer. Mrs. Crown was a champion bodybuilder and fitness competitor in her late 40's and 50's and appeared on the covers of a number of magazine's including “Muscle and Fitness.” She made a number of television appearances including several on the Oprah Winfrey show.

It is with great honor that each year we remember Barry and Beverly Crown through planning the annual Barry Crown Walk for the Animals. As a result of this exciting event, friends, family, schools, and companies come together to raise funds for animals in need as well as the many programs at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League. Thus, the Crown tradition of caring continues.


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