35 Small Dogs Saved from Deplorable Conditions

Brandywine Valley SPCA Providing Care, Rehabilitation, and Bridge to Adoption.

35 small dogs, seized from deplorable conditions are now in the care of the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) after they were rescued from a home in Lewes, Delaware on Tuesday, August 8th. The Office of Animal Welfare’s (OAW) Delaware Animal Services received a call from concerned neighbors. Officers arrived to find dogs running loose on the property, jumping from an open window, and living in filth with no electricity or running water. Neighbors reported no one had been seen at the home in several days. A team of BVSPCA staffers joined officers to help safely secure and remove all of the dogs, and transport them to the BVSPCA's Animal Rescue Center (ARC) in Georgetown. They are being examined, receiving veterinary care, grooming, spaying and neutering, and rehabilitation until they are ready for adoption. In all, 32 small breed dogs and 3 nursing puppies are now in our care with a life of neglect behind them. "No animal should be left to fend for themselves or live in conditions as awful as these dogs were found," said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. "We commend the Office of Animal Welfare for their work in this case, and are proud to have the ability to take in this large group of dogs at our Animal Rescue Center to provide the bridge they need to recover and find loving forever families." The investigation by Delaware Animal Services is ongoing and criminal charges are pending.

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