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Bill to outlaw cat declawing advances to Senate

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

It could soon be illegal to declaw cats in Delaware under a bill passed by the House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Andria Bennett, D-Dover, would impose a fine of up to $1,000 for those who have the procedure performed for non-therapeutic purposes. The bill also specifies that a veterinarian who is found to have declawed …

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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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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 …