Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe.
If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12 to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18

Safety & emergency preparedness

Code Red

During very hot weather the City can declare a Code Red to protect people who are homeless. A Code Red also affects pet care.

  • For people who are homeless: Call the outreach team at (215) 232-1984 if you see someone on the street who needs help. Call 911 if there is a medical emergency.
  • For pets: All dogs must have shade to protect them from the sun. If you do not provide your dog shade, you could face a fine of $500 or more. To report a dog left outdoors in very hot weather, call the Animal Care & Control Team (ACCTPhilly) at (267) 385-3800.

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