About ACDC

The Animal Coalition of Delaware County is an all-volunteer, foster based rescue, 501 (c) (3) organization registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State.


Our mission is to reduce stray and shelter animal populations in the Philadelphia region by finding permanent homes for adoptable dogs, cats, and rabbits. Underlying this mission is a strong commitment to educating the public about the importance of spaying, neutering, and the responsibilities of long-term pet ownership.
**While ACDC understands the difficult decision of needing to rehome and/or surrender a valued member of your family, our policy does not allow for ACDC to intake those animals who have behavioral issues, chronic or incurable illnesses or a need for rehabilitation. Along with your veterinarian's guidance,  ACDC can provide valuable resources that may help with many of your pet's issues. Please feel free to contact ACDC if you need assistance with any of these issues listed above. ***ACDC rescue is not a sanctuary, hospice center or rehabilitation program.**

How We Do What We Do:

You can reach us any time, day or night, via e-mail or by phone (610-876-1479). Our hardworking group is all-volunteer and all-foster, which means that the dogs, cats, and rabbits in our care reside in the safe haven of a foster home until they are adopted. We get to know our foster pets very well so that we can match potential adopters and pets during our screening and interviewing process prior to adoption to ensure a loving bond that will last the pet’s lifetime.  The Animal Coalition makes sure that each pet in our care has been examined by a veterinarian, received any necessary vaccinations or tests and is spayed or neutered (if old enough) prior to adoption. 

We also work to educate the public about the importance of spaying and neutering pets, encouraging the humane treatment of companion animals and convey the responsibilities of being a long-term pet owner.

Being all-volunteer also means that we have very little overhead, so the donations we collect go directly towards providing veterinary care and adoption promotion for our pets.

We ask that you be patient with us in responding to your emails, calls and faxes. We are an all-volunteer group and do what we do because we love animals. We also have full time jobs and families and many of us have foster pets in addition to our own, so we do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

We are not affiliated with any local, state or federal agency or any other SPCA or humane group. Our work is supported entirely by the generosity of the general public and the group members. Since we are a 501 (c) (3) organization, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

ACDC’s Board of Directors & Officers:

  • Steph -President
  • Joe -Vice President
  • Ann -Secretary
  • Lori -Treasurer

Our daily operations are managed by an all-volunteer base. Each segment of our operation is managed by a committee with a committee/department coordinator. Department coordinators assist in ensuring that our strategic objectives are met through their own departmental plan.

ACDC‘s Department Coordinators:

  • Adoption Center: Karen
  • Adoption Center Orientations: Lisa
  • Meet Your Match: Ann, Loren, Nicole, Jeanna
  • Cat Department: Kim, Fran, Karen
  • Dog Department: Ellen, Anna Lisa, Kit & Steph
  • Finance: Kathleen
  • Grant Writing: Shannon & Laurie
  • Marketing: Kristen
  • Outreach: Joe
  • Paws on Tour: Stephanie
  • Rabbit Department: Lori
  • Social Networking:  Nikki, Larissa