Animal Coalition of Delaware County

Rating: 4.86 stars   7 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 3553 W Chester Pike, #144 Newtown Square PA 19073 USA

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

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!!!

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

recruit more volunteers, foster parents, and donors. This is such a wonderful organization and they would be able to do even MORE good with additional resources!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I have really appreciated the opportunities to speak with different foster parents about different cats we were interested in adopting. They are very honest and genuine. And they love and care for each pet as if it were their own.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful! As a two-time adopter, the volunteers I have met are very friendly, caring, and patient. I am impressed with the amount of time they take to ensure each pet is going into a safe, healthy, and loving forever-home.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Rescue even more animals that are abandoned and abused in the Philly area!

Ways to make it better...

I can't think of anything that would have made my experiences better, truly!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

money and resources. Foster homes are few, and I'm sure donations are down due to the economy. If I didn't have to work I would volunteer so much more of my time to this organization!!!

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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!

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

take in every animal in the area that had bad experiences such as abuse, homelessness, diseases, etc. and find a home for each one in a loving environment

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

volunteering; also, ACDC has let me funnel my desire to rescue dogs in desperate situations

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people (all volunteers!) are so passionate about their cause and are so welcoming of new ideas and new people!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderfully knowledgeable, caring, and always had a funny story or 5 to share about the animals who have crossed their paths.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open a very large shelter for itself and branch out geographically in terms of the animals they rescue.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

watching my dog, Chief, grow up - he had an amazing foster mom at ACDC.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

sending our foster cats off to their new, happy forever homes.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, helpful, and always willing to go beyond the call of duty.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save all the homeless animals in the country!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing how healthy and happy the animals they care for are.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Adoption Processors, Foster Parents

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Open a shelter and serve more homeless animals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

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...

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping dogs and cats find their forever home.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching as a rescued animal-some very sick, injured or abused-heals and recovers, then finds their way into a new loving home.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have an actual facility instead of using their private homes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Since they were founded, more than 1,300 animals have been adopted! They ensure that all of the animals in their care are vaccinated, receive any necessary testing, and if they are old enough at the time of their adoption, they have been spayed/neutered.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Meeting other people who share a common passion for animals and their welfare

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the world where animals are concerned. They could build a shelter so they could rescue more animals, continue fostering animals and ensuring they are socialized, and find awesome families for them.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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