PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and PACCA, the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association

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“PAWS, the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, is a donor-funded division of the Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association (PACCA) dedicated to saving the lives of Philadelphia’s animals. PACCA is a 501(c)3 organization contracted to provide animal care and control services for the City of Philadelphia. Taking in approximately 30,000 homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals each year, PAWS is dedicated to making Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable animal is guaranteed a home.”

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5posted: August 8th, 2007

Lots of Pups Needing Homes!

This shelter receives a LOT of animals. For the quantity of animals they are really striving to do what they can to reach out and help educate the public!

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5posted: June 30th, 2007

This is where I got my start!

Seriously, it was the good people of PACCA who took me in, fed me, and gave me a warm place to sleep when I had been out on the cold streets. And then they made the great match between me and my humans. PACCA'S been looking after me all of this time too, checking in with my humans and.

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5posted: March 1st, 2007

Friendly Staff!

I accompanied my best friend when she was adopting a cat and we wound up at PACCA. We were skeptical at first but once we were greeted by the staff we felt like this was the place to get a kitty from. The facility is nothing fancy, but it seems everyone working there is there for the love and care of these homeless pets. There were loads of cats of all ages to choose from. There are kept in 2 seperate room - one for cat's not yet fixed (no animal can leave the shelter un-fixed, you have to wait a week to take one of these cats home so the shelter can have it fixed), and one for cats that have been fixed and are ready to go. My friend found her kitty companion in the "ready to go" room and we took her home in less than an hour. "Nico" is now a much loved member of my best friends family. If you are interested in adopting a needy pet - I highly suggest PACCA.

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