Shelter Me: Philadoptables

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Shelter Me: Philadoptables. Karen Rogers reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on November 25, 2017. (WPVI)

Philadoptables is a non-profit organization created to sustain the 32,000 animals taken in by the city's animal control team each year.

"There's a lot of things the city's budget doesn't provide for, so that's where we step in," says Philadoptables Vice President, Diana Bauer.

Right now, they are collecting pet supply donations for one of their biggest fundraising events of the year, The Camp Out For Hunger.

"We're there to collect the pet food and distribute it to local rescues," says Bauer.

Just this week they were raising their message at 6abc's Thanksgiving Day Parade as team Clifford.

"The purpose is to help the animals here and to get more exposure," Bauer says.

Another form of exposure is their Hunks for Hounds 2018 calendar. Each month features an animal loving model, and a rescue.

Pun, the cover dog of the calendar, is still in search of his happy ending. And so is eight-year-old mutt, Rocky, who was brought in by his owners.

Philadoptables volunteers say they are seeing more and more owner surrenders.

Charlotte is a one-year-old Chihuahua, she can only use her front legs because of an injury but is working on getting better. She is available for adoption through Tiny Paws Rescue, one of the many places Philadoptables supports.

If you're interested in any of the animals featured in this report, you can visit the Philadoptables website.
And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abcshelterme and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

We'll be featuring your stories on upcoming Shelter Me segments.
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