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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: Run entirely by volunteers, the Animal Coalition of Delaware County (ACDC) is a non-profit animal rescue organization dedicated to rescuing and finding loving homes for homeless animals. ACDC also works to educate the public regarding the necessity of spaying and neutering pets, as well as encouraging the humane treatment of companion animals throughout Delaware County, the Main Line, and the surrounding areas.

Results: Since 2004, the Animal Coalition of Delaware County has found homes for more than 1,300 animals.

Geographic areas served: Delaware County and surrounding areas

Programs: Animals (dogs,cats & rabbits) that were either found or turned over to our organization were taken in by foster parents. The animals benefitted from the donations made to the organization by receiving the vet care they needed before being adopted out to permanent homes.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Alicia45

Client Served

Rating: 5

ACDC is truly dedicated to animal rescue and placement in forever homes. The people who make up the organization are not only caring and kind, but as all volunteers, they give up an enormous amount of their own time (and I suspect some of their own money) to ensure these animals are treated well and placed with good people. I have two dogs I adopted from ACDC, Griffin in 2008 and Benny in 2009. Benny, in particular, had been abused and was on the kill list at another shelter before ACDC rescued him. He took a long time to feel safe, but happy to report both doggies are happy, healthy and I'm so glad to have them. Adopt, donate or volunteer if you can! - Alicia Zanzinger

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I adopted two wonderful kitties from the ACDC, George and Henry. I loved how informational the descriptions were on their website of each cat, as well as the different pictures and videos. It really helped me get to “know” them before actually meeting them. It was love at first site. We adopted our boys separately but they, along with their brother Jake, get along wonderfully. I was very impressed with their screening process, to ensure that each cat was going into a safe, healthy, and loving forever home. I really appreciated everyone’s openness and patience – I had a lot of questions, because I wanted to make sure we were making the right choice. There was never any pressure to adopt, and everyone just bends over backwards to make your adoption as easy as possible. Both boys transitioned into our home very easily – they were each out of the “temporary room” in less than 24 hours! It just shows how well they were treated by ACDC until we found them. Without the ACDC, our precious boys would still be on the city streets. I am so thankful for their tireless efforts!!!

4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great organization full of volunteers who truly have the best interest of animals at heart. There should be more people in this world who care about animals as much as they do!

7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with ACDC in October of 2008. When I started, I was impressed with the different levels of involvement available to people. Of course, I wanted to get very involved right away! Working on the marketing committee and learning about dog intake from the president of the group, no less, has shown me that they have a very clear-cut plan of action for rescuing animals in the area, they have a lot of people who are very passionate about their cause, and they love for new volunteers to dive right in and get involved! With the Facebook fan page, I saw an opportunity that I thought I might be good at, and they let me do whatever I wanted on it, right from the start! With regards to the animals, all of our dogs, small animals, and most of our cats (minus the PetSmart Adoption Center rotation) are in foster homes. ACDC's intake coordinators are fantastic about catering to what the foster parents can handle. If an animal is ever too much, they find another home. When I can, I hope to foster, too!

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our wonderful dog, Chief, from the Animal Coalition of Delaware County (ACDC) in 2008. The volunteers we encountered, from the person who processed our application to our dog's foster mom, were helpful, friendly, and willing to answer any questions we had. Our dog's foster mom even kept him for an additional two weeks when I found out I'd be out of town just after the adoption was finalized. We went on to become a foster family for cats through ACDC, and now I volunteer for them in a couple other capacities. The more I get involved with the organization the more obvious it is that everyone who works here goes above and beyond the call of duty. The animals are the top priority here, and it shows. Kudos are especially deserved since this is an all-foster operation! Please consider coming out to an outreach event to meet your next furever friend.

4

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted both of our cats from ACDC. One was 2007 and another in 2008. ACDC reviewed our application and checked our vet reference before we met with the foster parents. We met with multiple cats before deciding on the first cat we adopted. The foster parents were very good about us taking our time in choosing the right cat for us. The second time around, we knew what we wanted and they helped make the process very easy. When we adopted the cats they were spayed and up to date on vaccinations. We were very happy with the adoption process and how easily it all worked out. It was nice to know the animals we were adopting came from a foster home and not a shelter environment. It was much easier to determine personality and spend time with the animal before taking them home. At the adoption we were given copies of the cats medical records as well. Since adopting from ACDC we continue to support the organization.

4

Volunteer

Rating: 4

they really screen potential adopters thoroughly-which means they are looking out for the best interests of the animals. Entirely run by volunteers, which means more $ is earmarked towards the care of the animals instead of salaries. I don't know how they do it all...

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that truly helps animals. The organization is run entirely by volunteers. As an animal rescue organization, they find adoptive families for homeless animals. The organization has a unique model---there is no physical shelter, but rather the animals live in foster homes throughout Pennsylvania's Delaware County--these are actually people who volunteer with the organization and have been approved to be foster parents. This model ensures the animals are socialized and they are also able to match up the animals with the best family for them since they know each animal's personality. It's amazing how much this organization does, especially given that it is run entirely by volunteers.