Brandywine Valley SPCA to Open Cat Adoption Center in Rehoboth Beach
WHO: The Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) will be unveiling a cat adoption center as part of the grand opening of a new PetSmart store in Rehoboth Beach thanks to the generous support of PetSmart Charities®.
WHAT: The BVSPCA has partnered with PetSmart Charities and local store management to open a state-of-the-art cat adoption center in the new PetSmart store in Rehoboth Beach. The center will house up to 12 adoptable cats at any given time within a community room and individual housing units. The BVSPCA expects the center to help approximately 100 homeless cats per year find a forever families. This everyday center will be complemented with adoptable animals available from various local rescue groups during periodic store events.
The unveiling will take place as part of the store grand opening activities, which include coupons, trick training sessions, pet photos, and giveaways. BVSPCA representatives will be onsite with adoptable dogs and program information, in addition to introducing the cat adoption center.
WHEN: Saturday, February 10, 9am to 3pm
19563 Coastal Hwy Unit #5
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
WHY: The BVSPCA provides the Delmarva community with adoption, safety net and low-cost veterinary services at its Georgetown Campus. Animals arriving at that location come from the BVSPCA’s five-year contract with the Office of Animal Welfare to provide state-wide animal services for dogs, as well as owner surrenders and adoptable stray cats as space allows. This additional location extends the organization’s reach to additional families who may not otherwise think to go to a shelter to adopt. “This new adoption center has been designed to bring people and cats together with a bond that lasts a lifetime,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. “We appreciate the support of PetSmart Charities and the store leadership help to us place more homeless cats with forever families.”
Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is the first open admission no-kill shelter in Pennsylvania and Delaware. In 2017, the BVSPCA cared for more than 13,000 stray, owner-surrendered, wayward owned, and abused and neglected animals while achieving a 96% live release rate. The BVSPCA provides animal protective services for Chester County and much of Delaware County in Pennsylvania, and it holds a five-year contract with the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare to provide state-wide animal services for dogs. Animals are placed through four adoption centers: the West Chester Campus, the New Castle Campus, the Georgetown Campus, and a PetSmart® Everyday Adoption Center in Dover. In addition, the BVSPCA provides families with safety net and low-cost veterinary services at its three clinic locations: the Malvern Animal Health Center, the New Castle Animal Health Center, and the Georgetown Animal Health Center. www.bvspca.org.
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