The Animal Coalition of Delaware County is a 501 (c) (3), non-profit, all-volunteer, charitable organization registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Our mission is to reduce stray and shelter animal populations in the Philadelphia region by finding permanent homes for adoptable dogs, cats, and rabbits. Underlying this mission is a strong commitment to educating the public about the importance of spaying, neutering, and the responsibilities of long-term pet ownership.
How We Do What We Do:
We are a virtual shelter. You can reach us any time, day or night, via e-mail or by phone (610-876-1479). Our hardworking group is all-volunteer and all-foster, which means that the dogs, cats, and rabbits in our care reside in the safe haven of a foster home until they are adopted, versus a cage like at a traditional shelter. We get to know our foster pets very well so that we can match potential adopters and pets during our screening and interviewing process prior to adoption. Being all-volunteer also means that we have very little overhead, so the donations we collect go directly towards providing veterinary care and adoption promotion for our pets.
We ask that you be patient with us in responding to your emails, calls and faxes. We are an all-volunteer group and do what we do because we love animals. We also have full time jobs and families and many of us have foster pets in addition to our own, so we do our best to respond as quickly as possible.
The Animal Coalition makes sure that each pet in our care has been examined by a veterinarian, received any necessary vaccinations or tests and is spayed or neutered (if old enough) prior to adoption.
We are not affiliated with any local, state or federal agency or any other SPCA or humane group. Our work is supported entirely by the generosity of the general public and the group members. Since we are a 501 (c) (3) organization, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
ACDC’s Board of Directors & Officers:
- Stephanie -President
- Joe -Vice President
- Ann -Secretary
- Lori -Treasurer
ACDC‘s Department Coordinators:
- Adoption Center: Karen
- Adoption Center Orientations: Lisa
- Cat Department: Kim and Evann
- Dog Department: Steph
- Finance: Kathleen
- Grant Writing: Laurie
- Marketing: Kristen
- Outreach: Joe
- Rabbit Department: Lori
- Social Networking: Nikki
Educating the Public
ACDC also works to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets, as well as encouraging the humane treatment of companion animals. Over the last five years, ACDC has spayed or neutered more than 280 cats, in addition to spaying and neutering all the animals adopted through the organization if they are old enough at the time. Together, this adds up to more than 1,500 animals.