Lifesaving. Adoption. Wellness. Community. These four words are more than just our tagline – they are a promise that we as a lifesaving animal welfare organization made to help better the lives of pets in need, those who care for them, and the community as a whole. We have an unwavering commitment to this promise, so when we found out just how much support was needed at ACCT Philly, there was simply no question about it – we knew we needed to help.
We set out to help in any and every way we possibly could, because while the staff and volunteers at ACCT are doing the absolute best they can, their resources are far too limited to meet the needs of an open access shelter as large as theirs.
Back in June, we helped divert new arrivals from ACCT’s kennels as they battled a partial operation shut-down due to a severe URI outbreak, by accepting them into our Center.
In July, as Storm Barry approached, we temporarily waived adoption fees so that we could unPAC the Center and continue to help locally while simultaneously rescuing those in need from down south.
In August, members of our behavior team went over to ACCT to donate their time and talents to perform behavior evaluations on some of their wonderful pets awaiting adoption.
We also have been performing spay and neuter surgeries for ACCT’s foster kittens at our facility at no-cost, and in September, members of our medical team completed their first trip over to ACCT to perform 30 spay and neuter surgeries for free.
Additionally, members of our Behavior team have been helping ACCT’s helpdesk over the past year to prevent surrenders and help keep pets in homes, we have rescuing large transports of pets in need from their facility to be placed up for adoption (recently, we accepted a transport of 35 cats & kittens!), and we often accept pets that are in urgent need of rescue due to having medical conditions that we are able to treat at our Center.
Lifesaving is not something that happens alone – it takes a village of dedicated, caring, and determined individuals pulling resources together to save as many lives as possible, and it is something that we are beyond proud to take part in.