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New Location Expands Medical Capabilities & Enhances Quality of Life for Adoptables
We’re excited to announce the purchase of a property in New Castle that will replace our current New Castle Campus with a larger, more comprehensive shelter and low-cost veterinary care facility. A former veterinary specialty center, the new campus will double our capacity to treat and spay/neuter family pets, establish an intensive care unit (ICU) for shelter animals and family pets, and improve the quality of life for shelter animals waiting to be matched with families.
The 12,268 square foot facility sits on three acres at 290 Churchmans Road. We plan to use the veterinary space to expand services to pet families and shelter pets while adding 7,658 square feet of state-of-the-art space for shelter animals. The current New Castle Campus opened in 2016 after we leased and renovated a lumber warehouse. It has served us well, but the time has come to expand to further increase our positive impact on Delaware’s animals.
Expected to be the largest and most full-featured of our four campuses, this facility will include resources for family pets and shelter animals in New Castle County as well as our other service areas based on its central location. Highlights include:
- First in-house shelter ICU in Delaware to treat shelter animals that currently go for outside emergency care as well as for families who can’t afford specialty care for their pets
- Double the clinic space for veterinary care for family pets
- Double the spay/neuter capacity
- New specialty surgery capabilities for shelter pets & family pets from all of our locations
- Quarantine treatment rooms to help more shelter & family pets with contagious diseases
- Indoor/outdoor dog runs & outdoor dog play yards (currently 1 indoor yard)
- Double the cat housing capacity
- Outdoor catio for adoptable cats
- Large community room for humane education & service groups
Nearly 10,000 homeless, abused and abandoned cats and dogs depend on us each year across the state of Delaware. That’s 26 animals per day coming through our doors looking for safety, love and hope. It amounts to 60% of the animals entering a shelter in the state. Many of those animals are lost, neglected and abused animals that come through our animal services contract with the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare. Others are owner surrenders, community cats and pets at risk of euthanasia in other shelters.
Your donation to help us open this new campus will help us reach more animals in need while giving families more options to care for the pets they love so they don’t become shelter animals. Please donate today as an investment in the animals depending on all of us.
To learn more, call 302-516-1003 in Delaware or 484-302-0049 in Pennsylvania.