Not only is Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love, and sisterly affection, but it is also a
great city to find a new furry friend. Philadelphia has many places where you can buy a new cat
or dog, but this town has two amazing animal shelters where you can help make a difference.
There are many animals in Philadelphia who are abused, neglected, homeless, and just need a
second opportunity at life. Two organizations that help these animals are PAWS Philadelphia
Animal Welfare Society, and The Pennsylvania SPCA.
PAWS Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
saving Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals. PAWS is the city’s largest
rescues organization and only no-kill shelter. Their mission is to make Philadelphia a place
where every healthy and treatable pet and guaranteed a home. Thanks to adoption services,
special events, and foster care, PAWS finds thousands of homes for animals every year. Their
downtown adoption center located at 2nd and Arch is open from 12pm to 7pm Monday to Friday,
and 11am to 6pm Saturday and Sunday. Each day animals are always looking for new homes, so
stop on down to meet your new furry friend! Visit PAWS website to learn more about their
organization, and how to adopt a pet at http://www.phillypaws.org/default.asp .
The Second amazing animal adoption organization in Philadelphia is the Pennsylvania
SPCA. Founded in 1868 The PSPCA Rescues abused and neglected animals, offers medical
care, adoption and foster parenting services, volunteer services, and other animal services.
Located at 350 East Erie Avenue, there are plenty of amazing animals just waiting to find a
warm loving home. The PSPCA humane society police officers assist with enforcing animal
cruelty laws, and rescue animals in dire situations. These rescued animals are not bad pets, and
just need a second chance to have a family who will love, and take care of them. Adoption hours
are Monday-Friday 1pm to 8pm. Saturday , Sunday, and holidays hours are 10am – 5pm. Visit
the PSPCA’s website at http://pspca.org/ to find out how you can help and make a difference in
a animals life today !
If you find that your new family member needs more room to roam, let the Mickey Group help you find the perfect new home for your growing family.