ACCT Philly Announces New Executive Director

ACCT Philly Announces New Executive Director Susan Russell   PHILADELPHIA – The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) Board of Directors announced Susan Russell as the new Executive Director for the City’s animal shelter. Russell will begin...

Philly Magazine Feature Pup!

This Sweet Dog Has Been Waiting to Be Adopted Since His Family Lost Their Home This adoptable dog also happens to be an excellent running buddy. Here we are, amidst the dog days of summer, with another dog that is SO ready to be adopted. This week, Noah is the...

Keep Pets Happy This 4th of July

  This 4th of July weekend is sure to bring lots of fun festivities to your area, from fireworks, to cookouts, to festivals.  But this weekend and the following 4th of July week are going to be extremely hot, and where fireworks are involved, loud, so check out this...

Pet Licensing Goes Digital in Philadelphia

  ACCT Philly’s New “Liberty Licenses” will help lost animals return home quicker, increase city’s license compliance.  This recently launched 21st- century pet license is not only much easier for animal control officers to spot on a dog’s collar, it is a fast...

June is National Adopt A Cat Month!

As we head into the summer, ACCT Philly is really starting to fill up! To celebrate the season and to help find homes for the hundreds of felines who enter our doors during the month of June, we are celebrating National Adopt A Cat Month, ACCT Philly is offering $25...

April 16th, 2018 Public Board Meeting – Q & A

The ACCT Board appreciates the members of the public who took the opportunity to come to come to our Open Annual Board Meeting on Monday, April 16th.  We heard many great questions, and have taken the time to answer the questions we could not cover during the...

ACCT Pups in the News: Meet Treasure!

Two weekends ago, our friends the Monster Milers came over to take a few ACCT pups on a run!  Our dogs had quite the running group, and one of our star runners, Treasure, was featured in a Philadelphia Magazine article this past Friday. Treasure is still looking for...

ACCT Philly Launches the Love Local Portal

ACCT Philly Refreshes Transfer Partner Program, Launches Love Local Portal   (PHILADELPHIA) April 3, 2018 – The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia has revamped and will relaunch their Transfer Partner program, which is now called Love Local Partners....

The Ruff Work of Animal Control

Almost every major metropolitan area has an animal control team working day and night, rescuing abused and abandoned animals , and responding to wildlife stuck in an urban habitat.  Philadelphia is no different. ACCT Philly has 12-14 Animal Care Officers – also known...

Lucky Animals During St. Patrick’s Day Event

ACCT Philly’s St. Pitties and Kitties Day adoption event was a huge success! Everyone here at ACCT Philly would like to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to adopt a pet this past weekend, without you we wouldn’t have found so many homes for...

An update on our Community Cat Program

In the latter part of 2017 our Medical Director, Dr. Herendeen, applied for a grant with PetSmart Charities to revitalize our Community Cat Program.  Recently that grant was awarded at approximately $92,000. The budget for this grant allows for one part time employee...

Monster Milers’ Adoptable Running Buddy, Jay Ajayi

Our running friends, the Monster Milers, had a great article on Philly Magazine’s website last Friday about one of our residents, Jay Ajayi! Jay is such a love bug, and is a great running buddy who never gets tired of helping you train.  Jay has the biggest...

ACCT Philly has a billboard!

ACCT Philly now has an ad running on a billboard near the stadiums!  The billboard is located on I-76 at the Broad St. exit, and highlights our #AdoptLocal campaign.  If you are driving past the stadiums and towards NJ, check it out!

CNKP Launches Help Desk at ACCT Philly

This week ACCT is proud to announce that we have partnered with Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia (CNKP) to launch a community help desk at our main shelter.  CNKP is operating this help desk with their own staff 6 days a week, during ACCT’s front desk...

Introducing the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition

Philadelphia’s Animal Welfare leaders come together in powerful move to make Philadelphia a No-Kill City ACCT Philly, PAWS & Pennsylvania SPCA create Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition, invite organizations to join effort to attain 100% safe placement of healthy and...

January Adoption Events

Main Shelter (Hunting Park Ave)  FEBRUARY Kittens (under 6 months): $100Adult cats (over 6 months): $50Older adult cats (over 7 years): “Pick Your Price”      donation to Stella Fund Cats with Kitty Colds: “Pick Your Price” donation to Stella...

December Adoption Promotions

Main Shelter (Hunting Park Ave)  Kittens (under 6 months): $75 Adult cats (over 6 months): $25 Older adult cats (over 5 years): free with FAQ handout Cats with Kitty Colds: free with FAQ handout & medication Puppies (under 6 months): $100 Adult dogs (over 6...

ACCT Philly Talbots Rittenhouse Fundraiser

You’re invited to a Fashionable Fundraiser for ACCT Philly at Talbots Rittenhouse! Join us on December 13th from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and feel great knowing 10% of your pre-tax purchase will be donated directly to the homeless pets at ACCT Philly. Email...

November Adoption Events

Main Shelter (Hunting Park Ave)  Kittens (under 6 months): $75 Adult cats (over 6 months): $25 Older adult cats (over 5 years): free with FAQ handout Cats with Kitty Colds: free with FAQ handout & medication Puppies (under 6 months): $100 Adult dogs (over 6...

America’s Next Top Mutt Photo Contest is Back!

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is hosting their fifth annual America’s Next Top Mutt Photo Contest fundraiser now through Sunday, November 12th. Proud pet lovers can submit their favorite photo at www.gogophotocontest.com/acctphilly...

ACCT Philly Participates in Canine Enrichment Study

ACCT Philly is excited to announce our participation in a Canine Enrichment study lead by Dr. Lindsay Mehrkam, Ph.D., BCBA-D at Monmouth University, and sponsored by Maddie’s Fund.  This important study will be the first to “prove” that canine to...

ACCT Philly Chipotle Fundraiser

Friends and animal lovers! Here is a super easy way to help homeless pets – simply eat at Chipotle on 1100 W Montgomery Ave on 10/25 between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and tell the cashier you are supporting ACCT Philly. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the...

October Events, Adoption Prices, and Promotions

Main Shelter (Hunting Park Ave)  Kittens (under 6 months): $75 Adult cats (over 6 months): $25 Older adult cats (over 5 years): free with FAQ handout Cats with Kitty Colds: free with FAQ handout & medication Puppies (under 6 months): $100 Adult dogs (over 6...