ACCT Philly http://www.acctphilly.org Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:00:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Animal Advocate, Part-time – Everyday Adoption Center, PetSmart Plymouth Meeting http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/animal-advocate-everyday-adoption-center-petsmart-plymouth-meeting/ Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:00:25 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=8672 Are you a jack of all trades? Want to make a difference in the lives of shelter pets? Passionate about saving cats, and dogs? ACCT Philly is hiring two, part-time Animal Advocates for the Everyday Adoption Center at the Plymouth Meeting PetSmart. Must be passionate about adoptions and adaptable to an ever-changing work environment. Click here to see the full job description. To submit a cover letter and resume, email offsite@acctphilly.org.

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Community Cats Coordinators http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/communications-development-specialist/ Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:12:29 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18781 Love cats?  Want to make a difference in our community and the cats that live within it?  ACCT Philly’s Community Cats Program is where it’s at!

Our CCP program was initiated through a generous grant from Best Friends Animal Society in 2015. Since that time, ACCT Philly has sterilized thousands of free roaming cats, preventing them from being euthanized in the shelter and reproducing in the community.  From Best Friends: It is estimated that nearly three-quarters of cats who enter our nation’s animal shelters each year don’t make it out alive. Community cat programs (CCPs), which are based upon the trap-neuter-return (TNR) method of population management, therefore, play a critical role in achieving no-kill status in a shelter and the community it serves. Through these shelter-based programs, healthy free-roaming cats are sterilized, vaccinated and returned to the location from which they were trapped.

Our TNR coordinator will be responsible for organizing trapping of cats in the community and regular interface with cat caretakers and the general public.  A full job description for the CCP TNR coordinator is available here. To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@acctphilly.org

Our SNR coordinator is the “home base” for our CCP, and is responsible for selection of animals within the shelter for candidacy to be released.  Additionally, the SNR coordinator has regular interface with visitors at ACCT and will occasionally assist the TNR coordinator with trapping projects.  A full job description for the CCP SNR coordinator is available here.  To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@acctphilly.org

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ACCT Philly Board of Directors Response to Recent Public Concerns http://www.acctphilly.org/news/response-from-acct-philly-board-of-directors/ Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:54:36 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18940 Response to Recent Public Concerns
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Introducing the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition http://www.acctphilly.org/news/introducing-the-philadelphia-no-kill-coalition/ Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:01:36 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18785 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 treatable pets in city of Brotherly Love

(Philadelphia, PA) January 10, 2018 – In a united effort to make Philadelphia the state’s first no-kill city, and following in the footsteps of major metropolitan cities like Austin and Jacksonville, the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly), The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) and The Pennsylvania SPCA (PSPCA) have joined forces to create the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition.

The coalition will operate with a mission to end to the killing of healthy, treatable and manageable cats and dogs in the City of Philadelphia, promote humane alternatives for community cats, and, ultimately, attaining 100% safe placement of healthy and treatable pets.

In the innovative move, Philadelphia’s three leading animal welfare organizations shepherded by Vincent Medley, Executive Director of ACCT Philly; Melissa Levy, Executive Director PAWS; and Julie Klim, CEO of the PSPCA, will work collaboratively and enlist the help of a broad range of animal welfare service providers and advocates to create a truly humane community.

“We are proud to announce the formation of the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition,” said Vincent Medley of ACCT Philly. “The only way to create a truly no-kill city, and an environment of compassion and care, is to work together and help each other, which will ultimately lead to saving the lives of countless animals in our city.”

“It is our hope that through Philadelphia’s No-Kill Coalition, we can set forth an example for other cities facing similar struggles with their animal population,” said Julie Klim of PSPCA. “We have been working behind the scenes on this coalition for over a year now fine tuning the details, and we look forward to putting our plans into action to raise the live release rate of the city yet again this year and in the years to come.”

“Through partnership and collaboration, we will make Philadelphia a city where no healthy or treatable pet dies in a shelter,” said Melissa Levy of PAWS. “We have made tremendous progress in recent years and must continue that momentum. Together, we will keep strengthening the safety net until every pet owner can get the help they need, and every savable homeless animal finds a home.”

To date, 12 organizations throughout the city and surrounding region have taken the pledge to work together and save animals’ lives in Philadelphia. Among these organizations is Citizens for A No-Kill Philadelphia (CNKP), who will play a large role in helping provide resources to keep pets in their homes. ACCT Philly will work in tandem with CNKP to increase the reach of CNKP’s Community Help Desk including hiring a paid employee, housed at ACCT Philly, to assist struggling pet owners and prevent shelter surrenders. This position was made possible by PetSmart Charities, which awarded a leadership grant to assist the Coalition in launching its preliminary initiatives.

Animal lifesaving in Philadelphia has improved dramatically in recent years: approximately 82% of cats and dogs entering ACCT Philly in 2017 survived, compared with only 11% in 2005. The number of animals entering the shelter has declined sharply as well: approximately 18,000 dogs and cats were taken into ACCT Philly in 2017, compared to over 30,000 as recently as 2011 – a 40% drop.

Coalition members have agreed to take specific steps to continue increasing the survival rate of animals in Philadelphia’s shelters, and to reduce the number of pets who land in shelters in the first place. Among them are prioritizing the intake and rescue of vulnerable pets within Philadelphia to alleviate the burden of open-admission shelters in the city; coordinating efforts to use and mobilize resources where most needed; making life-long commitments to animals transported from regions outside of Philadelphia, regardless of time passed since adoption; and more.

For more information about the Philadelphia No-Kill Coalition, including a list of participating organizations, visit: www.nokillphilly.org.

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January Adoption Events http://www.acctphilly.org/news/january-adoption-events/ Fri, 05 Jan 2018 22:05:45 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18771

Main Shelter (Hunting Park Ave) 

FEBRUARY

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

Friday Cats (T.T.A Program)L Adoption Fee Waived with Handout

Puppies (under 6 months): $200
Adult dogs (over 6 months): $30

Senior Dogs (over 7 years):  “Pick Your Price”      donation to Stella Fund 
Pen Pal dogs: Half Priced
Dogs with Pupper Colds: Half-Priced with handout

Everyday Adoption Center
(Plymouth Meeting PetSmart)

Puppy (under 4 months): $300
Large puppy (4-8 months): $200
Small dog (over 4 months): $250
Large dog (over 8 months): $100
Small dog (over 7 years): $125
Large dog (over 7 years): $75
Kittens (under 6 months): $100
Cats (over 6 months): $75
Cats (over 7 years): $40

Looking for general adoption information? Click here.

Onsite Events and Promos (Hunting Park Ave)

In addition to general discounted adoption fees throughout the month, we’ve got super special prices during our January events and promotions! Please note, pricing is only applicable for pets at the shelter on Hunting Park Ave.

Adopt A New Best Friend for the Best Year Yet
January 15th-29th
$10 adult pets

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Adopt a Philly Underdog
January 17th-21st
Fee-waived adult dogs

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Featured Offsite Events (various locations)

Keep the Pawty Rolling
January 13th, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Half-price adoptions at the Everday Adoption Center

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Change An Pet’s Life
January 20th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ardmore Animal Hospital

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Help Desk Community Liaison – Part Time http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/help-desk-community-liaison-part-time/ Thu, 04 Jan 2018 18:56:09 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18765 The Help Desk Community Liaison is responsible for assisting in the processing of all incoming inquiries into the Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia Help Desk. This Involves interfacing with the public in person, over the phone, and via email and accurately entering data into CNKP’s Help Desk database. As part of CNKP, the Help Desk Community Liaisons are critical to assisting with targeting owner issues and providing reasonable solutions, all with the aim of keeping pets and their families together and increasing surrender prevention to ACCT Philly. We should convey a message of professionalism and guidance, and assure the members of the public that we are there to assist them while working in the best efforts of their pet(s).  Full job description available here.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@acctphilly.org

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Volunteer Coordinator http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/volunteer-coordinator/ Tue, 19 Dec 2017 22:47:24 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18759 The Volunteer Coordinator is the primary liaison for volunteers at ACCT Philly. The Coordinator will recruit, train, and maintain relationship with volunteers to advance the lifesaving goals of the organization. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@acctphilly.org.

Click here for a full job description.

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December Adoption Promotions http://www.acctphilly.org/news/december-adoption-promotions/ Tue, 05 Dec 2017 18:30:08 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18663

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 months): Fee-waived all December
Pen Pal dogs: Fee-waived all December
Benefactor dogs: $150

Everyday Adoption Center
(Plymouth Meeting PetSmart)

Puppy (under 4 months): $300
Large puppy (4-8 months): $200
Small dog (over 4 months): $250
Large dog (over 8 months): $100
Small dog (over 7 years): $125
Large dog (over 7 years): $75
Kittens (under 6 months): $100
Cats (over 6 months): $75
Cats (over 7 years): $40

Looking for general adoption information? Click here.

Onsite Events and Promos (Hunting Park Ave)

In addition to general discounted adoption fees throughout the month, we’ve got super special prices during our December events and promotions! Please note, pricing is only applicable for pets at the shelter on Hunting Park Ave.

#AdoptLocal
December 1-31, 2017
All adult dogs have fee-waived adoptions! Learn more here

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Festivus for the Rest of Us
December 11-17
Fee-waived adult cats, $50 kittens

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Bark in the Mew Year
December 26, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Special adoption promotions every day!

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Featured Offsite Events (various locations)

Petco National Adoption Weekend
December 2nd, Petco Grant, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
December 3rd, Petco Bensalem, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

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Winter Whiskerland Petco Tour
December 21-24, 2017
Special adoption pricing at a different Petco every day!

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Give Love, Get Love
December 16-17, 2017
Donate $10 or more and receive a half-price adoption

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ACCT Philly Talbots Rittenhouse Fundraiser http://www.acctphilly.org/news/acct-philly-talbots-rittenhouse-fundraiser/ Mon, 04 Dec 2017 20:08:54 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=18654 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 donate@acctphilly.org with questions or call 267-385-3800 x136.

Thank you and hope to see you there with a friend (or two!)

 

 

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