ACCT Philly Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia Thu, 02 Jul 2015 21:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 July Adoption Prices and Promotions Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:46:31 +0000 Adoption Pricing for July

Kittens (under 6 months): $50
Adult cats (over 6 months): $25 as part of the Celebrate Freedom promo
Older adult cats (over 5 years): FREE with FAQ handout
Cats with Kitty Colds: FREE with FAQ handout and medication
Puppies (under 6 months): $200
Adult dogs (over 6 months): $25 as part of the Celebrate Freedom promo
Benefactor dogs: $250

Looking for general adoption information? Click here

In addition to general discounted adoption fees throughout the month, we’ve got super special prices during our July events and promotions!


Onsite Events and Promos (at ACCT Philly)


celebrate-freedom2Celebrate Freedom
All month long!
Adult dogs and cats are only $25 to adopt

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feline-freedom-adoption-frenzy (1)Feline Freedom Adoption Frenzy
July 1st-5th
FREE Kitty Wonderland cats, “Pick Your Price” adult cats and $30 kittens

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high-intake-promoWhen Intake is High, Help Adoptions Reach the Sky!
July 6th-10th (historically, this week sees the highest intake all year)
All adult pets are $10

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dog-days-of-summer-(1)Dog Days of Summer
July 18-24th
“Pick Your Price” Adult Dogs, 1/2 Price Benefactors and Puppies

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Featured Offsite Events (various locations)


Pursuit of a Home EACIn Pursuit of a Home at the Everyday Adoption Center
July 11th-12th
Half off all pets

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July 25th at Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow
$20 cats and $40 kittens

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Fireworks & Pets: Tips for a stress-free July 4th Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:03:22 +0000 Starting this week, Philadelphians will be Welcoming America in celebration of our country’s independence. Barbecues, block parties, concerts, fireworks…we’ll be having a great, big, noisy time – but our pets have no idea what the fuss is all about! To help your pets stay calm and safe this Fourth of July, check out the following tips:

1.) Identification, identification, identification. Oh, did we mention identification? The single most important safety precaution you can take for your pet is to have up-to-date identification on your pet at all times. What does this mean? A well fitting collar with an engraved tag stating your contact information, a microchip and/or a dog license. The more the merrier! Frightened pets have been known to jump through windows or push through screen doors in an attempt to flee perceived danger. An ID tag will help get your pet home in the event they run away.

→ Did You Know? Licensed dogs are more likely to be reunited with their owners, are given a longer hold time at the shelter and are in compliance with the dog license law. Best of all? Dog license fees save the lives of shelter pets by helping fund ACCT Philly! Get your dog licensed today, click here.

2.) Keep your pets inside, even if you have a fenced-in yard. This will decrease the chances of your pet escaping. Even if your pet has never bolted before, don’t take the chance; loud noises such as fireworks can make your pet behave in a completely different way.

3.) Don’t assume your pet is ok with fireworks. Just like humans, pets can develop new fears over time. Just because your dog was relaxed last year doesn’t mean this year will be the same. It’s best to be prepared for the worst and grateful when nothing happens.

4.) Stay calm. Pets feed off of your energy, so if you are tense and appear concerned – your pet will think there really is something to be frightened of. Try to relax and send calming signals to your pet. Give them a positive experience to focus on like some yummy treats or playtime.


It’s OK to be nervous! Fireworks are scary.

5.) Never punish your pet for being afraid. This can make pets confused and more fearful. It’s normal to be scared of loud noises, and reactions can range from shaking, hiding or vocalizing (barking, howling, yowling) to digging through walls and doors and going to the bathroom in the house. It’s safe to say that pets will probably never understand why we humans enjoy firework displays, so until they do, let’s cut them a little slack.

6.) Drown out fireworks with white noise. If they can’t hear the fireworks (or hear them as clearly, anyway), your pets will be less frightened and less likely to act out in fear. Turn on the radio or tv to a noisy channel that will mask the scary cracks and booms of fireworks.

7.) Is your pet afraid of thunder? Expect the same from fireworks, because to your pet, they are both loud and scary. The good thing about fireworks is that you can make a plan in advance to help lower your pets stress level. You can also be very fashionable and stylish while you do it. Just check out our Thundershirt information below to learn how.

8.) Talk to your veterinarian. If you your pet has developed serious anxiety issues over fireworks or thunderstorms, your veterinarian may have solutions including medication or behavioral therapy. But try the Thundershirt too. Your vet might even recommend it!

9.) If you plan to be away, try to have someone stay with your pets during the fireworks displays. This way if your pet escapes, someone will immediately notice. Being in the company of a trusted friend will help soothe your pet and keep them calmer than if they were alone.

10.) Leave pets at home during firework displays. It’s not worth the potential dangers of your pet becoming lost or injured. Even if he liked them last year, remember this year may be different could trigger more serious anxieties. Enjoy the lights and the noise with family and friends and let fido & company relax with a radio and an air conditioner. Thank you on behalf of your pet!

If your dog is stressed and anxious, a Thundershirt just might help. Available from ACCT Philly’s Petango store, Thundershirts fit snuggly on your dog, applying even calming pressure which has been demonstrated to reduce symptoms of anxiety in most dogs. See for yourself!


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Kennels are Full – Adopt or Foster, Save a Life! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:14:14 +0000 Friends, intake has been extremely high this month and we are overflowing with wonderful dogs in need of loving homes.  If you are able to help us save lives by fostering or adopting, now is the time.  As an added incentive, all adult dogs have 1/2 price adoption fees until Friday, June 26th. Please come to the shelter on 111 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia PA 19140 and we will match you with the perfect dog for your lifestyle! Hours and more information are below, thank you!

Adoption hours
Weekdays: 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Weekends and holidays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Lifesaving hours (Foster and rescue)
Weekdays: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.  Weekends and holidays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Learn more about the adoption process here.  View some of our adoptable dogs here.

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Executive Director Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:00:32 +0000 ACCT Philly is seeking a qualified, visionary, self-motivated and progressive leader to fill the Executive Director position. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the organization, serves as its key spokesperson and visible community leader and reports to the Board of Directors and directly to the designee of the Philadelphia Managing Director for contract compliance. He or she will be instrumental in developing an organizational strategic plan, guiding existing and implementing new programs for continued lifesaving improvements and leading both fundraising/development programs and contract discussions for increased public and private support. Specifically he or she will ensure that ACCT Philly’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, public relations, human resource, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.

Download the complete position description and instructions to apply here: Executive Director Position Description.

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ACCT Philly Pets Make Trip to Minnesota! Tue, 09 Jun 2015 17:18:17 +0000 When stray pitbull mix Wednesday came to ACCT Philly in late May, we noticed something a little odd: her microchip was registered to Winona Area Humane Society…in Minnesota! Despite the small, no-kill shelter not having a record of Wednesday ever being there, Winona facilities manager Dustin Holland made us an amazing offer: transport Wednesday up north, and not only will we happily help her find a loving family, we will take 15 adult cats, too! The ACCT Philly lifesaving team leapt at the opportunity, and after some impressive teamwork between volunteers and staff at both shelters, Wednesday and 15 cats were soon on their way to Minnesota and a second chance.

ACCT Philly Feline Programs Coordinator Bronywn Hinkle made the 20 hour trek and was greeted with excitment and kindness by shelter staff. She arrived back in Philly last week, and reports all 16 pets are settled-in and comfortably awaiting new adoptive families.

We can’t thank Winona Area Humane Society enough for expanding their mission to include helping Philadelphia pets, what a truly admirable example of going above and beyond for pets in need! Huge thanks are also in order to staff, volunteers and everyone else involved in making this transport a success – teamwork saves lives!

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Wednesday saying,”Goodbye and thank you!” to Bronwyn.

ACCT Philly cats all settled in in their new home!

ACCT Philly cats all settled in their new home!

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June Adoption Events Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:04:32 +0000 Adoption Pricing for June

Kittens (under 6 months): Reduced to $65 for adopt a cat month!
Adult cats (over 6 months): Reduced to $20 for adopt a cat month!
Older adult cats (over 5 years): FREE with FAQ handout
Cats with Kitty Colds: FREE with FAQ handout and medication
Puppies (under 6 months): $200
Adult dogs (over 6 months): Adopt a Super Dog for $30!
Benefactor dogs: $250

Looking for general adoption information? Click here

In addition to general discounted adoption fees throughout the month, we’ve got super special prices during our June events and promotions!

June Adoption Events & Specials


June 1-30, 2015
National Adopt A Cat Month! 
All cats and kittens are $10 off throughout the month.

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Be an ACCTion Hero, Adopt A Super Dog! 
Adult dogs are $30 during June, excluding Benefactors.

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ACCTion Hero Adopt-A-Thon
Discounted adoption fees, giveaways for all adopters, action hero themed pet photo shoot and more!  Read more.

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June 7, 2015
Kitten Shower with Philadoptables

Bottle-feeding demonstrations, refreshments, giveaways courteous of Philadoptables.  Whether you’re new to fostering or are a seasoned pro, all are encouraged and welcome to attend! Plus, meet our new Feline Programs Coordinator, Bronwyn Hinkle.

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Featured Offsite Adoption Events


PupPaloozaJune 6, 2015
Pupalooza at Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow
Discounted fees on adoptable dogs from ACCT Philly!

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KittyPalooza at Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow
Discounted fees on adoptable cats and kittens from ACCT Philly & Delco SPCA

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2015 ACCT Philly Duck Dash Fri, 29 May 2015 21:07:31 +0000 We are thrilled to announce that ACCT Philly’s largest annual fundraising event, the Duck Dash, is back for a third year!

As part of the ACCT Philly ACCTion Hero campaign, the Duck Dash supports our lifesaving programs for pets, including our adoption center that is open 365 days a year. In 2014 we broke records by finding adoptive homes for more than 8,200 pets, and with your help we know we will continue the trend!

So be an ACCTion Hero and adopt a duck starting at only $5 (discounts for multiple ducks!) to help save and improve the lives of homeless pets in need.

What is Duck Dash?

On August 22, 2015, Vogt Recreation Center and Pool will be invaded by ducks … RUBBER DUCKS! Each duck taking a dip and dashing through the pool will be individually numbered. At the end of their swim, winning ducks will be drawn from the flock. If your duck is drawn – you WIN!

At least 5,000 ducks are taking a dip. Adopt one (or more!) for a chance to win $50,000 and other great prizes including $2,000 and an iPad!

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Kitten Foster Homes Needed Wed, 27 May 2015 20:37:03 +0000 DSC_0028_smallIf you’ve logged onto Facebook or stepped foot into any animal shelter during the last month, you’ve noticed the inevitable: kitten season is here again! Due to cats’ natural mating cycles, from the months of April to September shelters experience a large influx of orphaned and very young kittens requiring specialized care. ACCT Philly is no exception. Since April 1st, approximately 892 kittens too young to adopt have come through our doors and that number will continue to climb. Caring for them all is a daunting task, to say the least.

But here’s the good news: YOU can help us save these kittens and give them a happy, healthy life by becoming a foster parent today. All you need to save a life is a little extra space in your home (think bathroom, or doggie crate set up in the kitchen), and little extra time in your day to devote to caring for babies. A fondness for kittens wouldn’t hurt, either! And whatever your schedule is, you can help. If you’re home during the day, you’ll be a perfect bottle baby foster! Work full time? Consider fostering a nursing mother with kittens in your spare room or bathroom. We have kittens of all ages requiring various levels of care – all they need now is you!

Fostering makes a tangible, direct lifesaving impact and is an incredibly rewarding experience you will cherish forever.

Apply online now!

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Kitten Season Flyer



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ACCTion Heroes Adopt-a-Thon Wed, 27 May 2015 20:24:57 +0000 Join us on June 6-7, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for a special ACCTion Hero Adopt-a-Thon! Enjoy special discounted pricing, giveaways, acction hero themed pet photoshoot, and more as we celebrate the new ACCTion Heroes campaign.

Special Adopt-a-Thon Pricing:
Adult cats: $10  Adult dogs: $20  Kittens: $50

Acction Hero Photo Shoot:
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday & Sunday
For a small donation, you will receive up to 3 digital files emailed to you no later than Wednesday, June 10th.

PLUS – Post a photo of your adopted pet to social media with hashtag #ACCTionHeroes and enter to win an ACCTion Heroes swag bag!

Read about the ACCTion Heroes campaign, watch the video and learn how you can be an ACCTion Hero by visiting the website:

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May Adoption Prices and Promotions Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22:44:34 +0000 Adoption Pricing for May

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 and medication
Puppies (under 6 months): $200
Adult dogs (over 6 months): $40
Pen Pal dogs: $30
Benefactor dogs: $250

Looking for general adoption information? Click here

May Adoption Events & Specials

Dream-Big-Flyers_72May 1-31, 2015
Dream Big
All dogs over 45 lbs. are only $15 to adopt!

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Cinco De Meow-o
Pick Your Price adult cats, 1/2 price kittens

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teacher-appreciation-WEEKMay 6-8, 2015
Teacher Appreciation Week
Teachers with ID get one free adoption on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday!
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May 9-10, 2015
Mother’s Day Adoption Event
Half-price female pets, plus mothers can show a photo of their children to receive a 1/2 price adoption on any pet, excluding Benefactors

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May 23-25, 2015
Memorial Day Super Adopt-a-Thon
“Pick Your Price” adult pets and 1/2 price puppies and kittens

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Featured Offsite Adoption Events

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All Paws on Deck Adoption Event
Everyday Adoption Center, PetSmart Plymouth Meeting

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KittyPalooza @ Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow

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