Since its inception, ACCT Philly has reduced intake dramatically through progressive strategies such as a community cats program, surrender prevention, and intake diversion. In addition to collaborating with hundreds of rescue partners throughout the region, ACCT Philly’s dedicated lifesaving staff manages a robust foster program, forward thinking return-to-owner policies, and a strong shelter-neuter-return program. In January of 2021, ACCT Philly achieved its highest live release rate for cats, and an overall live release rate of 92 percent.

The following is a breakdown by month of the organization’s statistics. ACCT Philly is dedicated to providing accurate and timely data on services provided to the citizens and animals of Philadelphia. Animal handling statistics are published within 30 days of the completion of each month, with year end totals shared at the end of the year.

Animal Care Data

In 2020 ACCT Philly updated reports to utilize a single live release rate formula, with no intake or outcome types omitted, the formula used by Shelter Animals Count, which is a nationally recognized organization collecting data from shelters around the country. However, ACCT Philly is the only organization in Philadelphia providing owner requested euthanasia for pets for behavioral or medical reasons. Each animal is evaluated, but we do honor most of these requests.

In 2021, owner requested euthanasia accounted for 31 percent (506) of the 1,611 animals who were euthanized, out of the 14,200 who came into ACCT that year. With this in mind, starting in 2022, ACCT Philly is returning to using the Asilomar Accord calculation, which is calculated by dividing all live outcomes by all outcomes, not including owner requested euthanasia. While ACCT Philly will be using the Asilomar Accord calculation, we are also returning to including all three top live release rate calculations used nationwide instead of only one.

You can read more about live release rates and how they are calculated, here.

2022 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2021

2020

2019     Jan| Feb| Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2018 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

2017 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2016 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2015 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2014 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2013 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec
2012 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Field Statistics

 2018 Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

Humane Network Report

In 2014, ACCT Philly enlisted animal welfare consulting team the Humane Network to conduct an assessment of operational functions and programs for both animal sheltering and field services (including an onsite visit on November 18 – 20, 2015). The assessment focused on the current reality, as well as recommendations that foster a culture of continuous improvement, maximize lifesaving results, and help guide strategies for the future.

Major areas reviewed by the consulting team include:

  • Intake
  • Animal flow
  • Outcomes/live release
  • Veterinary services
  • Field services
  • Programs including adoptions, foster care, etc.
  • Marketing, development and community outreach
  • Customer services
  • Volunteer and Rescue Group program
  • Resources—staffing levels, finances, etc
  • Facility and animal housing

Part of the assessment included a volunteer and rescue partner survey.  A summary of the survey results is available here.

A report of the entire Humane Network assessment is available below.

“Assessment Report and Recommendations for a Successful and Sustainable Future”

Yearly Revised Reports

These reports are reformatted to match the 2017 format and include the Asilomar and ASPCA rates.
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

Yearly Reports

ACCT Philly assumed control of Philadelphia’s animal control operations on April 1, 2012.

Animal Care Annual Totals
2014 | 2015 | 2016
2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013

Year In Review
20122013 | 2014 | 2015

IRS Form 990 Reports

FY 2012 | FY 2013 | FY 2014 | FY 2015 | FY 2016 | FY 2017FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020

Auditors Report

FY 2016 and 2017

Response to the Controller’s Report

2/1/2019