October 8, 2020 — Thirty-five hound mixes came into our care last week when they were seized in Laurel by the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare (OAW). The owner has been charged with cruel neglect.
OAW’s Delaware Animal Services (DAS) enforcement unit responded to a complaint concerning the welfare of animals on the Laurel property. DAS executed a search warrant to enter the property, where officers discovered 35 hound dogs living in inhumane, filthy conditions in kennels covered in feces and on tethers throughout the owner’s property.
“It was obvious the animals had been neglected for some time, and suffered tremendously as a result,” said Mark Tobin, Chief of DAS. “To see their tails wag despite such a miserable environment is incredible. These dogs now have a fighting chance for a better future.”
The dogs range in age from six months to nine years old. Our medical team found the dogs to be in fair to poor condition. Fortunately, the medical needs are treatable, such as swollen feet, presumably from the living conditions; thin body weight; eye infections; and ear issues.
We’re proud to be part of this important work, and we need your help getting these dogs the quality of life they deserve. You can help with a donation to support the significant cost of this intake or by adopting. The dogs are available for adoption at our New Castle, Georgetown and West Chester Campuses.