About Us

ACCT Philly’s mission is to provide shelter, care and life saving efforts for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Philadelphia, providing a benefit to all of the citizens of the City regardless of race or economic status.

ACCT Philly is the region’s largest animal care and control service provider and provides animal services to the City of Philadelphia by contract. Our animal control officers provide hands-on service to the city’s more than 1.5 million residents and ACCT Philly’s facility in North Philadelphia handles more than 32,000 animals, from dogs and cats, to small animals, reptiles, birds and wildlife, annually.

In addition to animal control and sheltering, ACCT Philly is open each and every day of the year for pet adoptions. ACCT Philly supports a foster care program where community members provide temporary homes for approximately 3,000 sheltered animals annually and one of the most extensive rescue partnership program in the country, not funded by external sources, where approved rescue partners accept nearly 12,000 ACCT Philly animals into their adoption programs each year.

Other exciting ACCT Philly programs include a food pantry for low-income pet owners, a vibrant volunteer program, trap-neuter-return for community cats, a unique Pen Pal program to assist dogs at risk. ACCT Philly is also proud to be the host of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine’s Shelter Medicine Program and Soft Tissue Rotation where students perform hands-on veterinary work at the shelter under the guidance of experienced veterinarian instructors.

ACCT Philly’s mission is to provide shelter, care and life saving efforts for homeless, abandoned, and abused animals and protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Philadelphia, providing a benefit to all of the citizens of the City regardless of race or economic status.

The official registration and financial information of the Animal Care and Control Team may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1 (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.