Philadelphia, PA - The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia (ACCT Philly) is encouraging animal lovers across the city and beyond to make a donation this #GivingTuesday, November 28th, to the shelter’s medical fund for homeless pets, the Stella Fund. The Stella Fund provides simple yet lifesaving veterinary care, diagnostics, and procedures to sick and injured pets, giving them a second chance.
“At an under-resourced shelter like ACCT Philly, a pet with a treatable injury is at risk for euthanasia if we cannot provide care or find a live exit,” said Vincent Medley, ACCT Philly Executive Director. “The Stella Fund helps us provide lifesaving medical care to homeless pets who literally have no one else.”
ACCT Philly is an open admission animal shelter contracted by the City of Philadelphia to perform animal control, required to accept and provide services to more than 23,000 animals that come through their doors annually. Despite a limited budget and tight resources, the shelter has managed to decrease euthanasia rates every year since 2012 and pledges to continue to develop and expand efforts like the Stella Fund to save Philadelphia’s homeless pets.