ACCT Philly http://www.acctphilly.org Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:29:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 ACCT Philly Receives One Million Dollar Grant from Petco Foundation http://www.acctphilly.org/news/acct-philly-receives-one-million-dollar-grant-from-petco-foundation/ http://www.acctphilly.org/news/acct-philly-receives-one-million-dollar-grant-from-petco-foundation/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:08:38 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10812 Petco Foundation Invests One Million Dollars to Save Shelter Animals in Philadelphia
Supporting efforts to save more animal lives at ACCT Philly, Philly’s animal control shelter

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More pets like Cheerio will be saved than ever before!

Philadelphia (March 25, 2015) – The Animal Care and Control Team (ACCT Philly) today announced it has been awarded a one million dollar grant from the Petco Foundation to support its adoption programs. With this grant the Petco Foundation encourages Philadelphia’s animal lovers to show their support by adopting a pet or donating to save lives.

“We selected ACCT Philly for this important grant because of the incredible lifesaving achievements they have accomplished, while working with so very little,” says Susanne Kogut, Petco Foundation Executive Director. “It is clear the Philadelphia region is home to many animal lovers and this organization needs more resources to save lives. We challenge everyone who cares about homeless animals to join us in support of this amazing organization with a donation to match our million. Together we can build a lifesaving nation, once community at a time.”

The Petco Foundation investment will help construct a new adoption center at the shelter’s Hunting Park Avenue location and support ACCT Philly’s adoption program for the next three years. ACCT Philly is a nonprofit organization providing animal care and control services to the City of Philadelphia. The organization’s animal shelter will provide temporary housing and care for nearly 28,000 animals this year. Since assuming operations in 2012 ACCT Philly has reduced euthanasia by 38%, to the lowest euthanasia rate in Philadelphia’s animal control history. The organization is the largest pet adoption agency in the region performing more than 8,200 adoptions in 2014 and saving 11,000 more through its other lifesaving programs.

“We are saving more lives than ever before but with this grant and community support we can do so much more,” said Susan Cosby-Jennings, ACCT Philly’s Executive Director. “All of Philadelphia’s city services face funding challenges but in our case, innocent animal lives are at stake. We are eternally grateful for the Petco Foundation’s support for saving lives and helping us get the word out about our needs.”

The Petco Foundation has served as a voice for companion animals across the country since 1999. Today, with more than 8,000 local animal welfare partners across the country, the Petco Foundation donates approximately $15 million a year to make a difference in the lives of millions of animals. The organization is funded through donations raised during fundraisers conducted in Petco’s more than 1,300 stores across the country, as well as from Petco associates, vendors and corporate contributions. Money raised helps fund animal welfare organizations, spay and neuter efforts, animal-assisted therapy programs and humane education. The majority of the funds raised remain in the communities where they were raised, as well as animal welfare efforts nationwide.

For more information about ACCT Philly or the Petco Foundation, visit acctphilly.org or www.petcofoundation.org. Join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by using the hashtag #PetcoFoundation.

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Feline Programs Coordinator http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/feline-programs-coordinator/ http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/feline-programs-coordinator/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:35:03 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10744 Ever wanted to work on the front lines of animal welfare? Want to make a difference in the lives of shelter cats? The Life Saving Department at ACCT Philly is seeking a full-time Feline Programs Coordinator. The Feline Programs Coordinator is the primary liaison for adoptions, oversees feline volunteer programs and foster care, feline adoption events and promotions, and focuses on adoption placement for cats at ACCT Philly. For full job description, or to submit a cover letter and resume email jobs@acctphilly.org

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Client Service Representative, Full-Time http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/client-service-representative-full-time/ http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/client-service-representative-full-time/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10736 Do you enjoy fast paced, exciting and dynamic environments? Have you thought about a career in providing service to the people and animals in the community? The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, the region’s largest intake animal shelter, is looking for highly motivated, outgoing individuals. The Client Service Representative is the first contact the public has with ACCT Philly. If you enjoy helping people and animals, have good phone skills and are comfortable with computers, then you are encouraged to apply. For full job description, or to submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@acctphilly.org.

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Client Service Representative, Part-time http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/client-service-representative/ http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/client-service-representative/#comments Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=6890 Do you enjoy fast paced, exciting and dynamic environments? Have you thought about a career in providing service to the people and animals in the community? The Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia, the region’s largest intake animal shelter, is looking for highly motivated, outgoing individuals. The Client Service Representative is the first contact the public has with ACCT Philly. If you enjoy helping people and animals, have good phone skills and are comfortable with computers, then you are encouraged to apply. For full job description, or to submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@acctphilly.org

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Canine Programs Coordinator http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/canine-programs-coordinator/ http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/canine-programs-coordinator/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:05:50 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10732 Ever wanted to work on the front lines of animal welfare? Want to make a difference in the lives of shelter dogs? The Life Saving Department at ACCT Philly is seeking a full-time Canine Programs Coordinator. The Canine Programs Coordinator is the primary liaison for adoptions, oversees canine volunteer programs and foster care, and run all canine enrichment programs. For full job description, or to submit a cover letter and resume, email jobs@acctphilly.org

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March Adoption Promotions and Events http://www.acctphilly.org/news/march-adoption-promotions-and-events/ http://www.acctphilly.org/news/march-adoption-promotions-and-events/#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:29:55 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10470 Adoption Pricing for March

Kittens – $75
Adult cats – $30
Older cats (over 5 years old) – FREE with FAQ
Cats with Kitty Colds – FREE with FAQ handout
Puppies – $200
Adult dogs – $40
Pen Pals – $30
Benefactors – $250

 

Adoption Promotions & Events

The following events take place at ACCT Philly.
 

 
loves comes in all sizesLove Comes in All Sizes
March 1-31, 2015
Enjoy adoption specials throughout the month on pets great and small!

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St-Pitty-Kitty-Day-15-webSt. Pitty’s & Kitty’s Day Adoption Extravaganza
March 14-17, 2015
Adopt your lucky charm, all pets are 1/2 price!

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cabin feverBeat Cabin Fever, Adopt An Adventure Buddy
March 21-22, 2015
All large breed dogs are only $20 to adopt!

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Featured Offsite Events

(for a full listing of offsite events, please view our events calendar here)

kitties gone wild march 15Kitties Gone Wild
March 22, 2015
Adult cats $20, Kittens $40

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KP march 15KittyPalooza at Buzzy’s Bow Wow Meow
March 28, 2015
March Madness featuring crazy adoption specials on all cats and kittens!

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Executive Director http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/executive-director/ http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/executive-director/#comments Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:04:32 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10325 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 Offers Free Straw for Supplement Outdoor Animal Bedding http://www.acctphilly.org/news/acct-philly-offers-free-straw-for-supplement-outdoor-animal-bedding/ http://www.acctphilly.org/news/acct-philly-offers-free-straw-for-supplement-outdoor-animal-bedding/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 19:47:54 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10150 Update, 2/23: Straw will also be distributed this weekend on Saturday, February 28 from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is offering free straw bedding to Philadelphia residents who are caring for animals that spend part or all of their time outdoors. This marks the first winter that Philadelphia’s extreme weather ordinance is in effect and ACCT Philly is aiming to help animal caretakers comply with the requirements of the law.

“We would rather see dogs safe and warm than give out tickets for violations,” said Susan Cosby-Jennings, executive director of ACCT Philly. “This will make it easy for caregivers to be in compliance with the law.”

Straw is limited and available on a first come, first serve basis at ACCT Philly, located at 111 W Hunting Park Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Philadelphia residents can pick-up straw on Saturday, February 21st from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. and supply permitting, Sunday, February 22nd from 4 p.m – 6 p.m. Straw is available to Philadelphia residents caring for an outdoor animal, whether it be their own dog or neighborhood cats.

While owners have always been encouraged to keep animals indoors during winter months, the passing of a new law by City Council means this is the first winter dog owners can be penalized for neglecting to provide proper shelter. Penalties include fines up to $500.

“During a Code Blue, our dispatchers receive about 20 calls a day reporting dogs outside without proper shelter,” said Tara Scherneke, Assistant Director of Operations, Field Services. “Our officers have been very busy; it’s good to know that Philadelphia is full of animal lovers who want to help.”

If you need help keeping animals warm this winter, please click here for shelter requirements. To report a dog outside without proper shelter during a city issued Code Grey or Code Blue, please use the online form found here or call ACCT Philly at 267-385-3800.

If successful, ACCT Philly hopes to make more straw available while the cold weather continues. To support the bedding project and other lifesaving ACCT Philly programs for pets, donate online now or call 267-385-3800 ext. 136.

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Fabric donations needed to create TNR trap covers http://www.acctphilly.org/news/fabric-donations-needed/ http://www.acctphilly.org/news/fabric-donations-needed/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:58:08 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=10133 We’re collecting spare fabric, materials, sheets and curtains for a trap/neuter/return sewing party! The covers help calm trapped cats and make their journeys to the spay/neuter clinic and back to their outdoor homes more pleasant and less stressful.

You can drop-off fabric at ACCT Philly (111 W Hunting Park Ave) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m,, and Saturday, Sunday and Holidays from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Trap Cover Making Party:
To be held in March, exact date and time to be determined! Check back for details if you would like to participate, or email philadelphiacats@bestfriends.org

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Trap Cover Sewing Event flyer

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Offsite Coordinator, Full-Time http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/offsite-coordinator-full-time/ http://www.acctphilly.org/positions-available/offsite-coordinator-full-time/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:12:18 +0000 http://www.acctphilly.org/?p=9969 Ever wanted to work on the front lines of animal welfare? Want to make a difference in the lives of shelter pets? Passionate about saving cats, dogs, as well as reptiles, small animals, farm animals, birds and more?! The Life Saving Department at ACCT Philly is seeking a full-time Offsite Coordinator.The Offsite Lifesaving Coordinator is responsible for animal movement between ACCT Philly’s principal shelter and multiple offsite locations. For full job description, or to submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@acctphilly.org

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