Keystone Kares: ACCT Philly

July 2021

Keystone Kares is excited to feature ACCT Philly as our Keystone Kares for the month of July! ACCT Philly is a nonprofit organization that serves as the only open-intake animal shelter and animal care and control provisions in the city of Philadelphia.


About ACCT Philly

ACCT Philly takes more than 14,000 animals each year, ranging from dogs and cats to pigs, chickens, guinea pigs, turtles, and more! At the time of this blog, the location in North Philadelphia at 111 W Hunting Park Ave, the shelter not only takes in strays and pets who have been surrendered by their owners, but provides owner surrender prevention services such as a pet pantry and Help Desk, as well as operating volunteer, adoption, and foster programs. Its contract funding was cut by nearly $900,000 in 2020 due to COVID, so the organization is relying heavily on donations to fund the important work they do.

Owner Surrender Prevention

Many families love their pets but need a little helping hand to be able to keep them, usually due to unexpected hardships. ACCT Philly operates a pet pantry and a help desk, which assists owners in keeping their pets by connecting them with veterinary, behavioral, or other resources. The organization’s PETS Fund helps keep people and their pets together.

Adoption and Fostering

 ACCT is at capacity, with more than 200 dogs and cats available for adoption both at the shelter and in foster care. You can view the many dogs looking for homes here, and cats here. In particular, the organization is always looking for foster homes whether short-term or long-term. You can sign up to be a foster here.

If you can’t adopt or foster, you can always volunteer! ACCT offers volunteer opportunities including corporate and group volunteering options. You can learn more here

Keystone Shops loves our furry friends, and we are thrilled to feature an organization that offers so much support to the animals and pet owners of our local community. We will have our donation jars in store all month, and keep an eye out for more ways you can help!

For more information on ACCT Philly visit their website at and follow them on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

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