URGENT: 76 Lives Saved from Filth Need YOU

Many of the dogs and cats will make their adoption debut at our Delaware Campuses. Find them starting Saturday 2/3 at 11 a.m. at our Animal Rescue Center, Georgetown Campus, and New Castle Campus. All adoptions are on a first-come basis, in person.

76 precious lives saved: 66 small dogs and puppies, 9 cats, and 1 bird were rescued from unfathomable living conditions and are now counting on us.

On Monday, Delaware State Police called the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) to a Kent County mobile home where they found the animals living in cramped, unsanitary conditions, covered in filth and fleas, and some severely emaciated. A team of our dedicated staffers immediately responded to assist animal welfare officers with the rescue and transported all of the survivors to safety. They were taken to our Animal Rescue Center in Georgetown, a facility uniquely equipped to handle large cases like this. But, this emergency need puts an immense strain on our organization, and we need your help. 

Caring for these 76 survivors involves significant costs—medical treatment, severe dental care, vaccinations, eye surgeries, spay/neuter, grooming, evaluation, and ongoing care. This is all in addition to our daily work as Delaware’s only open-access shelter and the region’s largest animal welfare organization serving more than 17,000 animals each year.

Some very young puppies and nursing moms will need extended fostering until they can be ready for adoption.

Your support is the lifeline that enables us to be the symbol of hope for companions like these, desperate for a better life. We need you to rally around them by donating to support this critical work. Together, we can turn despair into hope and resilience.


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