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Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

Old City: Animals Go From PAWS to Pethood

In 2006, the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) euthanized 90 percent of the animals that were brought to them. In an effort to ratify the high frequency of euthanasia and provide a better alternative, Dana Spain founded the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) as PACCA’s life-saving department.  In 2009, PAWS broke away from PACCA, […]

 

LGBTQ: First Came Marriage, Now Adoption for Many Couples

LGBTQ: First Came Marriage, Now Adoption for Many Couples

For years, same-sex couples struggled for the opportunity to express and protect their love in the same way that a heterosexual couple inherently could. So when on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage legal across the nation, a sea of change was set in motion. “It was a big deal,” said Carrie Edwards (above, […]

 

Northern Liberties: Finding a STAR in the Community

Northern Liberties: Finding a STAR in the Community

The Street Tails Animal Rescue (STAR) is an organization that has helped to get animals adopted and into good “forever” homes for around 10 years. The animals they receive are older and usually have medical issues. Deb Rand, a woman who never thought she would work at a place like STAR, now sits on the board […]

 

University City: Project MEOW Helping Control the Stray Cat Population

University City: Project MEOW Helping Control the Stray Cat Population

Project MEOW is a nonprofit organization helping to control the stray cat population in West Philadelphia, and it has one very important goal to accomplish: Make Every One Wanted. Founded in 2007 by Beth VanHorn, Debby Boyd and Pam Hopkins, the volunteer-run group has helped hundreds of cats per year, with their unique approach to controlling […]

 

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

Juniata Park/Feltonville: Save a Life with the ACCT

The Animal Care & Control Team of Philadelphia, also known as the ACCT, is located between Second and Front streets. It welcomes stray animals and the help of volunteers, as well as donations to help save lives and make a difference. Susan Cosby, the executive director of Animal Care and Control Team, spoke about the […]