Like a ‘Champ:’ Peggy Adams rescue sets record with 6,000 adoptions

  • January 2nd, 2020

With gold balloons shaped like a 6 and three zeros bobbing from his collar, Champ made a grand exit Saturday when he trotted out the doors of the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach. The 2-year-old Catahoula leopard hound with the spotted fur and piercing eyes was the 6,000th pet adopted from Peggy Adams in 2019, the first time the 94-year-old non-profit organization reached that milestone in a single year. By the end of Tuesday, the clinic anticipates reaching nearly 6,100 adoptions, which is more than double its number of 2,575 adoptions in 2011, the year its newest adoption center opened. The previous annual adoption record at Peggy Adams was roughly 5,700 in 2016.

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