ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center: available 24 hours a day. 1(888) 426-4435. There is a fee per case when calling. No charge for calls covered by ASPCA Animal Product Safety Service.

Pet Poison Help Line: available 24 hours a day; nationwide service. 1(888) 213-6680. There is a fee per case

For Pet Surrendering, Adoptions, Cat & Dog Rescue: Please check with each organization for details about their capacity to accept surrendered animals AND whether they have a no-kill policy.

Animal Welfare Groups


Compassionate Animal Relief Effort

Christine Miksz, Founder and President

P.O. Box 2527 – Phila, PA 19147


Offers: Cat rescue and placement


Street Tails Animal Rescue

Lindsey Condefer

1040 N. 2nd Street – Phila, PA 19123


Offers: Dog rescue and placement


Morris Animal Refuge

Jim DePaul, General Manager

1242 Lombard Street – Phila, PA 19147


Offers: A primary resource for good homes; expert veterinary care; mandatory spay/neutering; public education (make sure they are listed as a spay/neuter resource — the vouchers cost $30)


Pennsylvania SPCA

Erik Hendricks, Executive Director

350 E. Erie Ave. – Phila, PA 19134


Offers: Stray intakes that are physically injured (will not accept owned animals or healthy strays); specialty rescues, adoptions and lost animal reports; cruelty agent calls


Philadelphia Animal Care and Control Association

George Stem, Chief, Animal Control

111-131 West hunting Park Ave. – Phila, PA 19140


Offers: 24-hour open door policy; lost animal ID program; educational and community outreach programs; adoption program


Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS)

100 N 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA   (215) 238-9901



Save Homeless Animal Group

Patti Burns, Chairperson

NOT an animal rescue organization; see website for adoption rescue resource directory (includes pure breeds)


Wags and Whiskers

Rhonda Coxsom, Founder

P.O. Box 27301 – Phila, PA 19118

Offers: Cat rescue and showcasing in Petco (City Line and Feasterville)


Kitty Cottage Adoption Center

1536 DeKalb Pike (Route 202) – Blue Bell, PA 19422


Offers: cage-free adoption center for homeless cats


Kitty Adoption Team (KAT)

1744 DeKalb Pike, #104 – Blue Bell, PA 19422


Offers: charitable kitten rescue organization; provides shelter, food and veterinary care to foster animals in KAT’s care; information about feral cats; adoptions


Cat Angel Network (CAN)

PO Box 3071 – Stowe, PA 19464

610-327-6870 –

Offers: rescue, spay/neuter, shelter in a no-kill facility and adoption to approved homes


Cat Tales, Inc.

PO Box 165, Warminster PA 18974


Offers: no-kill care of and placement of cats in need, promotion of spay/neutering


TWAIN (Those Who Are In Need)

PO Box 1861 – Media, PA 19063

Offers: rescue and placement of unwanted and abandoned animals


The Feral Cat Committee



P.A.L.S. – Pet Adoption and Lifecare Society

PO Box 388 – Springfield, PA 19064

610-586-PALS (7257) –

Offers: stray animal rescue, veterinary care, fostering and adoptions

Offers: Online searches for adoptable pets; information about locating shelters and rescue groups currently caring for adoptable pets; resource library; classified ads for lost or found pets, pets wanted and pets needing homes; information about volunteering at local shelters or rescue groups


Do you have any old towels/pillow cases? If so, FACCA needs them. If you can’t get to PACCA, feel free to drop them off at Society Hill Veterinary Hospital, c/o Dr. Claudia Casavecchia, 2nd & Lombard Streets (215) 627-5955

Morris Animal Refuge can put your old newspapers to good use. Deliver them to Morris at 1242 Lombard St, (215) 735-9570.

    Dog Parks

    • Seger Dog Park (10th and Lombard, near Whole Foods)
    • Mario Lanzo Park (Queen Village)
    • South Philadelphia’s fenced in dog park (S 12th & Reed Streets)
    • Skuykill River Dog Run (S. 25th b/t Spruce & Delancey Streets)
    • Hartford Park (off Gulf Creek Road; across from Creutzburg Center, Radnor (610) 688-5600
    • Pretzel Park (4300 Silverwood Street in Manyunk zipcode: 19128)
      Dog Walking & Pet Sitting

      • The Monster MInders: Dog Walking & Pet Sitting (contact Carrie)
      • Walk It Like a Dog: (contact Richard)
      • Brent Chavis: Queen Village (267) 584351-4039
      • La Dolce Vita Pet Care: Jessica Dolce (267) 242-5190
      • Urban Petsitters: Sue and Abby (215) 805-9461