shelters

Animal shelters win big in 2022 Bond Bill

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

If anyone ever needed proof that state legislators are animal lovers, they needn’t look any further than this year’s Bond Bill.  The $1.4 billion spending package — the largest in history — includes a record amount of money for the state’s largest animal shelters.  Faithful Friends Animal Society, Brandywine Valley SPCA and Delaware SPCA each received $1 million, while First …

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BVSPCA to hold free pet vaccine clinic in Harrington Saturday

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Brandywine Valley SPCA hopes to vaccinate more than 500 pets during a free clinic in Harrington Saturday. Photo/BVSPCA.     The Brandywine Valley SPCA will hold a free pet wellness day on Saturday, March 12 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Two doggos await their vaccination during a previous BVSPCA drive-thru clinic. The event will run from 10 …

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Delaware animal groups see surge of Betty White challenge donations

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Delaware animal welfare groups brought in well over $100,000 in honor of actress and longtime animal rights advocate, Betty White. On what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday, animal lovers from around the country donated tens of thousands of dollars to three of Delaware’s largest animal rescue and shelter groups. After White died on Dec. 31, fans began encouraging …

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SPCA brings 75 cats, dogs back from tornado-stricken Kentucky

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Brandywine Valley SPCA team moved 75 dogs and cats to Delaware from Kentucky Monday night. A Brandywine Valley SPCA emergency response team has brought 75 adoptable cats and dogs back from the Kentucky Humane Society in the wake of a deadly tornado outbreak across six states.  Relocating the animals will allow the Louisville shelter to have more space to …

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Adoptions remain high at Delaware’s animal shelters

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Alexis is one of Delaware SPCA’s longest-resident dogs. Now, the group is desperately trying to find her a forever home in time for the holidays. During pandemic-era shutdowns, many Delawareans sought to assuage their cabin fever-induced loneliness with a furry friend.  Pet adoptions reached an all-time high across many of the state’s animal welfare agencies, yet a dark cloud loomed …

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Wilmington assesses damage as city cleans up after record flooding

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Rescue workers in the flooded streets of Wilmington on Thursday. Photo from city of Wilmington.     Updated: This story has been updated to include information about a disaster reception center Tuesday and continued canvassing of neighborhoods through the Labor Day weekend. With the city of Wilmington under a state of emergency after Ida caused historic flooding, the city and …

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Elsmere woman who kept 49 cats in house charged with animal cruelty

Betsy Price Headlines, Police & Fire

Officers who entered Marybeth Stankevich’s house found 49 live cats and four dead ones. Photo by Mermek AM/Pexels.   A 64-year-old Elsmere woman was charged with 106 counts of animal cruelty after 49 cats were living in  her home. The animals were discovered Tuesday when Officers from the Office of Animal Welfare responded to an animal welfare complaint at Marybeth …

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110 animals airlifted from Louisiana to Delaware ahead of Ida

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Brandywine Valley SPCA members help take cats and dogs off an emergency airlift before Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans.   An emergency airlift helped 60 cats and 50 dogs dodge Hurricane Ida by bringing them from Louisiana to Delaware.  The Brandywine Valley SPCA received the shelter animals Saturday before transporting them to their Delaware facilities. The emergency airlift was originally …

TSD July 29 2021

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – July 29, 2021

Sonja Frey Headlines

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom. From here, you can scroll through the pdf, forward and backward, zoom in or out in 10% increments, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/TSD-July-29-2021.pdf” title=”TSD July 29-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Bear Drive In opens Friday with ‘Fast & Furious …

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SPCA will use $500,000 state grant on $4.5 million new shelter

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

  This artist’s rendering shows the design for the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s new lobby.     The Brandywine Valley SPCA is preparing to move its New Castle operations to a new facility on Churchmans Road, thanks in part to a $500,000 grant included in the bond bill passed by the General Assembly in June. The new facility will replace its …