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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 her...

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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...

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ACCT Philly Achieves Record Lifesaving Rate with Shelter Dogs

The city’s animal shelter reached a 90% “no-kill”  lifesaving rate for canines during June, one of the busiest months of the year   Despite the summer months being the busiest time of the year for the Animal Care and Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly), the...

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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...

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Pet Licensing Goes Digital in Philadelphia

ACCT Philly’s New “Liberty Licenses” will help lost animals return home quicker and 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 and easy digital way for owners to log all their dog’s information.

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June is National Adopt A Cat Month!

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 adoption fees for all cats 6 months old and older. That’s half-off cats!

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Animals Fostered in 2017

Lives Saved in 2017

Spay & Neuter Surgeries

ACCT Philly handles more animals than any other animal shelter service organization in the region. We are open for adoptions and lifesaving each and every day of the year and our animal handling statistics are an open book.
Learn more on our Statistics & Reports page.
(numbers presented here are updated monthly)

Special thanks to Petco Foundation for their generous support!