“Pet retention” emphasizes how pets can stay in their homes, rather than being taken in by shelters. (Yerlin Matu photo from Unsplash) 

Animal shelters focus on helping people keep pets

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Humane Animal Partners, an animal shelter that has been serving Delaware for 150 years, is embracing a newish concept among shelters nationwide: pet retention. Instead of admitting every animal in need to the shelter, the nonprofit works with people to help them keep their animals in their homes. Sometimes, that involves resources, such as a food pantry, veterinarian care and …

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TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – August 10, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Lyme disease documentary, event set Friday at Screening Room Avelo to announce service expansion to tropics Thursday Want to better understand child’s testing scores? Here’s help A look at DMA’s Fusco Memorial Stadium Click on the image below to view the PDF Sonja Frey

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These beagles were bred for drug testing. Now you can adopt them

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Had they not been rescued, they would have been sold to laboratories for drug experimentation.  Of the 4,000 beagles removed from a Virginia breeding facility in the last month, 35 now call Delaware home.  Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington was just one destination of three in the First State. The organization welcomed 13 puppies Tuesday, all between two and …


Animal shelters win big in 2022 Bond Bill

Charles MegginsonGovernment, 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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Newark community groups offer help to homeless, pets

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

The event will be held on April 2 at the Red Roof Inn on College Ave. in Newark. Faithful Friends Animal Society, The Journey and the Food Bank of Delaware will join forces on April 2 to offer supplies, resources and support to Delawareans facing housing insecurity – and their pets.  The three groups will host “Easter Hope 2022” from …

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Delaware animal groups see surge of Betty White challenge donations

Charles MegginsonCulture, 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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Drive-thru pet food bank open Thursday in Wilmington

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Faithful Friends Animal Society, Delaware Humane Association and the Delaware SPCA will give away pet food Thursday.   Three animal groups will provide free cat and dog food for families in financial distress Thursday at the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center. Faithful Friends Animal Society, Delaware Humane Association and the Delaware SPCA say the drive-up pet food bank is designed to …