It was together and with a still breath that we entered into what will be looked back on as the Polar Vortex of 2019, and it is together that we will make it through to warmer days.
Over the past week, we have seen temperatures that at their lowest, reached six degrees – so it may come as no surprise that a Code Blue has been put in effect for the city of Philadelphia. What this means is that the National Weather Bureau predicted “a wind chill temperature of 20 degrees Fahrenheit or below or precipitation with temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit” (phila.gov/codeBlue).
What this also means is that the number of pets needing to be rescued from frigid temperatures has increased exponentially, as has the number of pets being brought to Animal Control facilities – causing essential resources to stretch thin, the most crucial being space.
We knew that despite the Center’s own limitations with space due to our Kennel Renovation project, we needed to find a way to help our friends at ACCT Philly.
Thanks to our dedicated team of lifesavers and support from the community, we offered to alleviate some of the stresses brought on by the sudden influx of homeless pets by accepting some of those furry faces, like Sheeba (pictured above), into our care.
We are proud to be a lifeline to a community in need, and it is together that our lifesaving efforts were made possible.