The “Garage Sale” adoption event will continue until every dog has moved out of temporary housing at the Erie Ave. shelter.”
Though “substantially discounted” isn’t actually true—regular fees apply, they’re referring to an already existing, ongoing promotion wherein potential adopters can pluck an Easter egg and maybe win a discount or other incentive, according to Peralta—hours are extended.
Since last year, the PSPCA has been working with the city to set up, and transfer animal-control duties to, a new city-related nonprofit called the Animal Care & Control Team (ACCT Philly). ACCT Philly formally takes over the contract and the city-owned animal shelter on April 1.
PSPCA plans to pack the dogs into crates and stack them in "temporary emergency housing in the garages at the Erie Ave. facility," according to an email sent from PSPCA to their network of volunteers and rescues.
Everyone who has worked directly with Howard Nelson—who in an earlier life was a Fannie Mae exec—has a strong opinion on him. His detractors are rapid; his supporters devout.