The City Of Philadelphia Office Of The Controller recently RELEASED a review of Animal Care Control Team Philly’s (ACCT) management of a $1 million Petco Foundation grant (specifically the restricted fund portion of $750,000). ACCT Philly manages the city’s animal shelter facility in North Philadelphia handling nearly 28,000 animals annually.
“The review found that not only did ACCT misuse the grant funds, but also identified several other problematic practices in ACCT’s financial management” according to the Controller’s Office.
CITY CONTROLLER REBECCA RHYNHART SAID:
“The waste and mismanagement of funds in this case is troubling.”
The report is a result of an investigation launched after the Controller’s Office received a tip alleging that ACCT used restricted funds, which were to be used for the building of an adoption center, to pay for operating expenses.
As per the Petco Foundation grant terms, “the money was supposed to go into a segregated account, but only a portion of those funds went into a segregated account and the money has been used to cover payroll and other operating expenses” ACCORDING to WHYY NEWS.
- CITY OF PHILADELPHIA OFFICE OF THE CONTROLLER
The MISSION of the City Controller is to promote the effective and efficient operation of Philadelphia government by identifying cost savings, recommending best practices and modernization, and exposing fraud and mismanagement.
READ FULL REPORT ON ACCT PHILLY HERE.
- ACCT Philly Receives One Million Dollar Grant from Petco Foundation (3.25.15)
The Petco Foundation investment will help construct a new adoption center at the shelter’s Hunting Park Avenue location and support ACCT Philly’s adoption program for the next three years.
- Petco Foundation: