WESTERN CHESTER – Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) has deployed staff and materials to help ACCT Philly with a quarantine facility for dogs at ACCT Philly. The quarantine facility is located on Tulip Street in the Kensington area of ​​Philadelphia. BVSPCA staff will provide animal care for ninety dogs over an expected two to three-week period that will prepare dogs for adoption or rescue teams.

The ACCT Philly has recently seen an increase in upper respiratory diseases, and there has been a stronger strain called pneumovirus that has infected several dogs. Despite efforts to reduce the spread, ACCT Philly needed to separate the existing dog population to protect these pets and society, based on their veterinarian’s recommendation and confirmation by disease control experts at the University of Florida’s Maddie Shelter Program.

This weekend, BVSPCA staff worked with the ACCT Philly team and the Pennsylvania Animal Response Team (PART) to set up quarantine off-site. The BVSPCA provided all the kennels as well as some additional materials, and the BVSPCA staff will provide all the assistance to the animals for the quarantine period, which is expected to last up to three weeks. An ACCT Philly vet and several ACCT Philly staff will also be on site.

“We believe in helping communities in need without borders and boundaries, this time in Philadelphia,” said Adam Lamb, CEO of BVSPCA. “Our experience of emergency shelter, for example during Hurricane Harvey in Houston and at our animal rescue center during other disasters, has prepared us well for this.”

“We are incredibly grateful to the Brandywine Valley SPCA and Bissell Pet Foundation for all their support. As soon as we realized the seriousness of this case, we engaged our entire network of partner and volunteer support to ensure we do our best to protect dogs in Philadelphia, “said Sarah Barnett, acting co-executive director of ACCT Philly.” Because of more than a dozen of our 24 animal care vacancies we would never have been able to start this rescue event without the help of our partners and volunteers. ”

The Brandywine Valley SPCA will take care of these ninety dogs in addition to the hundreds of stray pets that are under it now, and the 51 dogs and cats that pass through it daily. The BVSPCA is asking the public for help in meeting this emergency need. Donations can be made at: https://bvspca.org/acct-deployment

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