Members of the Pennsylvania SPCA Mobile Adoption Unit parked outside of the Kimmel Center in hopes of finding homes for abandoned cats and dogs Saturday afternoon.
The sad-eyed dogs greeted visitors and concerted goers before the premiere of the Holiday Pops! concert series.
Rita-Anne Provenzano, Outreach Coordination for PSPCA said she did not expect anyone to go home with an animal on Saturday, but hoped to spread awareness about the animals in need of a home.
Provenzano added that there has been an increase in sick or neglected animals being surrendered to the PSPCA because of the cost of treatment and veterinary bills.
“It’s heartbreaking to watch someone sign their animal over when you know they want to keep it.”
For those who continue to struggle to care for their pets, Provenzano said the PSPCA offers food and affordable veterinary services including vaccinations.