Animal rescue

Sue Berry joins Peggy Adams Animal Rescue as new CEO

Sue Berry with her dogs Mason and Dudley.

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League recently announced that Loxahatchee resident Sue Berry will be the new executive director of the nonprofit animal rescue organization.

Berry began her animal welfare career as a volunteer for the New Hampshire SPCA in 2001. She joined the staff in 2004 as Director of Administration and served for more than a decade, working to support animal welfare in New Hampshire and beyond. She led the organization’s disaster response team and served on the board of the New Hampshire Federation of Humane Organizations. Sue enjoyed working directly with animals of all shapes and sizes, from birds to horses during her tenure.

Most recently, Berry served as Director of Operations for the Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, Calif., where she oversaw all aspects of animal care, admissions, adoptions, behavior and training, as well as the maintenance of the installations on two sites.

While there, she was able to implement innovative adoption and admissions processes, more than tripling their number of adoptions and increasing their rescue work.

Berry graduated from Daniel Webster College with a degree in Information Management and Technology. She became a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA) through the Association for Animal Welfare Advancement in 2020. Berry now lives in Loxahatchee with her husband, four adopted dogs – Mason, Dudley, Jellybean and Tansy – a adopted cat named Gemma and three adopted parrots, Vito, BeeBee and Jingle.

“I’m very happy to join such an incredible team of dedicated animal lovers,” Berry said. “Having worked for over 20 years in animal welfare in New Hampshire and California, I look forward to bringing my knowledge and leadership to Palm Beach County. I look forward to working with our staff, volunteers and supporters to build on this incredible organization.

The Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League provides essential services to more than 34,000 animals each year and works with local rescues to expand this rescue work in Palm Beach County. For more information or to donate, visit