The ACCT Philly Life Saving Department enlists a network of over 200 local and regional non-profit animal welfare organizations (Love Local Partners) to accommodate urgent animals from the shelter who are in need of immediate and ongoing veterinary care or behavioral management. Love Local Partners are needed to alleviate overcrowding in the shelter and to provide responsible placement for animals whose current medical or behavioral condition is not manageable in a shelter setting.
ACCT Philly’s Love Local Partners range from breed-specific rescue organizations, to wildlife rehabilitation facilities, from small animal sanctuaries, to large no-kill shelters. Hundreds of animals are transferred each month from ACCT Philly to our valued Love Local Partners.
In addition to a robust transfer program, ACCT Philly provides support and capacity building programs for Love Local Partners to help expand and improve animal rescue efforts. For example, transport assistance, and updated vaccinations are provided to Love Local Partners.