JANUARY 31, 2023 

Kansas City, MO/Philadelphia, PA – The teams are set for the big game in Phoenix on Sunday, February 12th, and the two city shelters for the teams making their way to that game are partnering for a friendly competition and adoption special. KC Pet Project is the nonprofit organization that operates the animal shelter and animal control for the City of Kansas City, MO, and ACCT Philly is the only open-intake shelter and animal care and control provider in the City of Philadelphia.  

The two shelters are teaming up to find homes for local pets and are offering $57 adoptions on all dogs at their two organizations during their Road to Phoenix special. The special will run from Tuesday, January 31st through Sunday, February 12th. The goal of the special is to help hundreds of dogs find homes prior to the big game. You can view adoptable pets on their websites.  

Additionally, the shelters are running a friendly competition to help people and pets in their communities. The shelters are asking for donations for their funds to keep people and their pets together. The shelter who raises the second highest amount will name 10 adoptable pets after the players of the opposing teams. Donations can be made to KC Pet Project’s Keep ‘Em Together fund and ACCT Philly’s P.E.T.S. Fund.  

KC Pet Project’s Keep ‘Em Together Fund was formed in 2020 and is a program that focuses on building community partnerships and expanding services to help address the systemic roots of resource inequity in Kansas City. In 2022, 3,054 families with 5,616 pets were supported through this program (a 382% increase over the previous year), and KC Pet Project provided $144,493 in financial assistance through the program. Donations go directly to support people and pets stay together in Kansas City, and you can give here. 

ACCT Philly’s Philadelphians Empowered Through Support (P.E.T.S.) Fund was established in 2020 to help Philadelphians and their pets stay together and help reunite pets with their owners. In 2022 ACCT Philly provided $98,704 in financial assistance to help Philadelphians and their pets stay together and to help reunite pets with their owners. You can give to this fund and learn more here.  

Donations to the organizations are all tax-deductible.  

About KC Pet Project: KC Pet Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, as well as Pet Adoption Centers in the Zona Rosa shopping center and Petco in Overland Park, KS. We care for more than 15,000 animals a year and are a national leader in the animal welfare industry. Through our Animal Services Division, Pet Support Center, lifesaving programs, and 14 locations to adopt in the metro area, KC Pet Project is passionate about creating a caring, safe, and humane community for the people and pets of Kansas City and the surrounding region.  

About ACCT Philly:  ACCT Philly is the only open intake animal shelter and animal care and control provider in Philadelphia, serving the City of Philadelphia by contract. ACCT Philly helps more than 18,000 animals each year through its field services division and at its animal shelter facility in North Philadelphia facility, from dogs and cats to small animals, reptiles, birds, and wildlife. 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 citizens of the city regardless of race or economic status.