Our volunteers really rock! Today they braved the heat and spotted lantern flies to bust their butts & clean up the ACCT Philly shelter. They rinsed off dog beds, built a shed, put together benches, picked up trash, did I mention they picked up trash? Fences were repaired and yummy food treats were made for the doggies. Some of us even painted rooms inside while others hung sail shades in the dog runs. We just want to help make our city shelter a safe place for the animals, volunteers, and adopters. Thank you to all who helped today !!! Much thanks to Maria and Andrea for helping our volunteers make dog treats and to the Dub Fitness family for coming out in full force!
We are proud to announce, in partnership with The Peanut Fund, we are sponsoring our FIRST TNR clinic to help 100 community/unowned cats!!!
Cats do not have to be from Philly! They will be spayed/neutered and given a physical exam including flea treatment and dewormer. Sunday, August 23rd – get your traps ready!
Kitten season is in full swing! 2020 is an unprecedented year due to COVID-19 but that does not stop homeless kittens from being born. Due to the circumstances, the Philly shelter has been operated on emergency only intake and as a result Philly area rescues have stepped up in a big way to assist mom cats and kittens who are on the streets. We reached out to help these rescues and sent kitten supplies of KMR, kitten food, bottles and snuggle discs to many of them to assist during this time! The rescues assisted were Stray Cat Blues, NARPS Cats, Providence Animal Center, PURR, Catnip Rescue, Lucky Dawg Rescue and Lucky You Animal Rescue.
Want to help with kitten supplies? Check out our Amazon wishlist here!
Being invited to participate in The Preston and Steve Show’s Camp Out for Hunger 10 years ago was a game changer for Philly’s hungry animals. During the last 10 years we have been able to collect truckloads of pet food donations for the city’s pet food pantry- a service that keeps families together. We have helped thousands of animals with this collected food, helped numerous rescues and foster parents who have pulled shelter animals to safety. ‘Grateful’ does not even describe how we feel- thank you for this lifesaving opportunity.
One of the ways that Philadoptables assists animals in need is through grants for medical expenses. Rescues can submit an application for a grant to obtain funds for medical expenses for dogs and cats in their care.
The first medical grant recipient was Banjo. Banjo was rescued by One Love Animal Rescue from a shelter in Southern New Jersey. Banjo was in the shelter for 8 months prior to being saved by One Love Animal Rescue and has to exit to the shelter with a rescue after having a seizure. Unfortunately Banjo continued to have seizures and was rushed to the ICU at the rescues vet. The cost of ICU care is very expensive and our grant assisted with Banjo’s care and diagnostics. Banjo continued to decline and the decision was made to humanely euthanize him surrounded by the love of his foster and the rescue.
Philadoptables will continue to support animal rescues work through medical grants like this in order to assist other dogs and cats who need our help!