Urgent Need for Dog Adoptions and Fostering at ACCT Philly

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) There's a critical need right now for dog adoptions in Philadelphia.

Dozer is high-energy and a lovable guy. He was given up by a previous owner who writes "He's really a great dog; he's a big teddy bear, not a mean bone in his body."

But Dozer's life is in jeopardy.

He has been at ACCT for a month which is longer than any other dog. It's alarming, considering the Philly Animal Care and Control Team had to euthanize 22 dogs Thursday because they simply ran out of room.

Dogs end up at ACCT when they're picked up by the city's Animal Control or dropped off by owners who just can't care for them. On Wednesday, they got double the usual number.

"This is the worse in recent history, at least in the last five to ten years, so we're really struggling and if people want to help, now is the time. Please come down a save a life," said an ACCT volunteer.

People are coming, but with every cage filled, more dogs than normal dropped off again Friday, and their rescue partners also at capacity-- all that can save these dogs like Dozer here.. is you.

Natalie, a Drexel student, volunteers with Dozer six days a week.

As dogs were being put to sleep yesterday she says it was Dozer that comforted her.

"When I was really upset, he laid his head on my lap, and he just kind of looked at me, and it was the best feeling I got," said Natalie.