Philly Bully Team

34,966 supporters

    Started 3 petitions

    Petitioning ACCT Philly, Mayor Jim Kenney

    Let Philly Bully Team Save Philly Dogs!

    In September 2019, Philly Bully Team was banned from pulling animals from ACCT Philly. ACCT Philly is the cities ONLY open intake shelter and routinely places animals on the euthanasia list. Philly Bully Team was a very active partner with ACCT Philly, saving the most at risk dogs in the facility. PHBT has spent tens of thousands of dollars in training and medical costs in 2019 saving dogs from ACCT that would have otherwise been euthanized for treatable conditions. Along with pulling at risk dogs, PHBT has also made large scale donations, organized a protest for more funding for ACCT, created social media groups to help get dogs out faster, offered to help assess dogs for free, advocated for the staff of ACCT against poor public perception, offered to raise money for large scale items etc etc. to make the shelter a better place for the city and its animals. PHBT has been banned for having non-escalating disagreements with several staff members over a two year period, including:   We had  told someone surrendering a colony cat in the waiting room to put the cat back in its colony. The person complained to an employee. The employee went approach Marvin about it. Marvin was carrying Julian (don’t know if you remember him. He was a huge medical case) out of the building and blew her off because he had a dying dog in his arms 2. One of my board members was in the waiting room when someone dumped a dog that was hit by a car on the floor and ran away. The board member chased the guy out screaming at him. Totally unacceptable. I own that. 3. An ACO showed up to man handle a dog that we were trying to help that was being aggressive. Him and Marvin got into a verbal altercation. They were both in the wrong. The ACO was being aggressive and rude  and we wouldnt ’t let it go. 4. A staff member said Marvin yelled at her. I was with Marvin when they were on the phone. It’s 100% a lie. 5. A bunch of people emailed ACCT when they wouldn’t let us pull a medical case because she was on a stray hold. I didn’t ask anyone to email them so I don’t know why I’m being held responsible   None of these reasons reflect in how we treat the animals in our care.  A clash of personalities shouldn't affect lifesaving efforts. 

    Philly Bully Team
    25,788 supporters
    Petitioning PSPCA, Tom Wolf

    Justice For Papa

    On Sunday, June 17th, Papa was brought to Philadelphia's Animal Control. Per witness statements, he was being viciously abused by his owner. In retaliation, Papa reacted and bit his owner. His owner then proceeded to stab Papa in the face about half a dozen times. The owner had the luxury of being taken the the hospital, Papa was thrown into a kennel, left to sit with fresh open wounds and no medical care.  My husband and myself run a small pit bull rescue called Philly Bully Team. We came across Papa when we were at Animal Control Sunday afternoon picking up another dog. Seeing the state that Papa was in, we absolutely could not leave him there. We were able to find transport the very next morning to World of Animals. Papa was rushed there while the staff were educated in Papas bite history. Papa was serving a 10 day bite quarantine , but the staff still knew that they had to clean his open wounds. When they attempted to clean him up, he lunged at them. They decided to give him a day to decompress and try again the morning with mild sedation and a muzzle. They were able to muzzle Papa with no issues, however, he immediately slipped from his muzzle and attacked one of the veterinary staff. She was rushed to the ER with multiple bite wounds and cannot feel her hand.  After having two serious bite incidents in less than 4 days, Papa had to be taken into the custody of the SPCA. Papa has endured years of abuse that have left him unable to have an appropriate response to any discomfort initiated by a human being. Because of that, Papa will have to be euthanized. We, as well as the staff at World of Animals did everything we could to give Papa a fighting chance, and we will continue to fight so Papas death was not in vain. His owner may not be the one euthanizing him, but his years of abuse toward Papa have now caused the end result. The owner MUST be held accountable. Dog abuse is a felony charge in Pennsylvania and this person must be charged accordingly. Currently, there is nothing stopping this monster from going out today and obtaining another dog to brutally abuse to the point of no return.   Please sign this petition so that we can present it to Governor Wolf, as well as the PSPCA. 

    Philly Bully Team
    4,085 supporters