Philadelphia, PA – Dozens of dogs need to be moved out of the ACCT Philly animal shelter by April 24. According to the animal welfare agency, highly contagious viruses are spreading throughout the community and dogs at the facility have been impacted.
In a news release, the agency said:
With an average of 100 dogs coming into the shelter each week, the nonprofit cannot close intake services for a month as no other organization is in a position to absorb those animals. As a result, it must house dogs in a separate space in the building from the incoming dogs, and the temporary space is only able to accommodate 50 dogs. Currently housing 120 dogs, this means that more than 70 dogs will need to find placement by Monday April 24, in addition to the others coming into the shelter.
On the ACCT Philly Facebook page, a plea has been issued to the public:
“More than 70 large dogs need foster or adoptive homes by Monday, April 24th‼️Join us on our live as we introduce you to the more than 100 dogs 🐶desperately needing your help!
We need your help more than ever. We have been battling respiratory illnesses recently, and due to canine flu and pneumovirus spreading rapidly through our dog population, we need to do a “clean break.”
It is critical that 70 dogs find other accommodations in order to prevent the shelter from being forced to put them down.
Incentives are being offered to families who step up to foster or adopt:
All adoption fees are waived for dogs over 40 lbs now through the 23rd!
Most importantly, we need people who can foster a large dog (dogs over 40 pounds) for a month starting April 20th, and ideally who don’t have another dog. Thanks to a generous donor🙌🏼, individuals who foster for a month will receive a $400 Visa gift card at the end of the month.
You can help! If you don’t live near the facility, you can share this article to help spread awareness.
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