PETA: Change the name of Slaughter Beach

The following is a letter sent to Harry Ward, mayor of Slaughter Beach, from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals President Ingrid E. Newkirk. Dear Mayor Ward, I’m writing on behalf of PETA and our more than 6.5 million members and supporters worldwide — including many in Delaware — with a suggestion: Before the […]

Beware: Pit bull with possible gunshot wound could be on the loose

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CAMDEN-WYOMING — A possibly wounded pit bull dog remained at large a day after being targeted by police gunfire during a domestic incident early Monday afternoon, authorities said. Delaware State Police spokeswoman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe confirmed that a weapon was discharged after the dog “charged at the officer in an aggressive manner.” It was […]

Remembering a family’s faithful friend

GEORGETOWN — Christmas Day 2017 for the Hitchens family was one of immense and immeasurable heartbreak. Jersey, a faithful member of the Hitchens family, brought happiness, joy and unconditional love to the Georgetown family. The day after Christmas, a beloved member of the family — a dog named Jersey — passed away. To many she […]

Say What?

Jerry Hull of Clayton took this photo he entitles “Hunting season! Say Whaaat?” of a doe grazing in a field at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna on Oct. 31. Do you have a great shot of a scenic location in Delaware? Send it to newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your […]

Dover man gets up close and personal with tigers

At some point in the course of our lives we all experience a “pinch yourself” moment. For me, one of those moments occurred in a place called Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Imagine being able to enter the cage of a real tiger. Nervously approaching it, its eyes staring at you with curiosity, you […]

New dog park opens in Little Creek

LITTLE CREEK — Despite the snowfall and near freezing temperatures, Little Creek town officials and Kent County Levy Court commissioners held the grand opening of the town’s new dog park on Saturday morning. Sitting on about 1.6 acres adjacent to the Little Creek Post Office, the dog park features separate fenced areas for small dogs […]

Purr-fect conditions for Best Friends Pet Expo

DOVER — The weather for Saturday is expected to be 75 degrees and sunny — perfect conditions for dogs and cats to take their humans out for a stroll and enjoy the second annual Best Friends Pet Expo in downtown Dover. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on The […]

Cats displaced by hurricane looking for love

  DOVER — A handful of cats displaced by Hurricane Irma are looking for purrfect homes around Dover. Purrfect Haven, a cat rescue organization based in Kent County, is taking in about a dozen felines from Brevard County, Florida, and looking for foster homes and permanent owners. The cats will be arriving Saturday and will […]

Little Creek gets ready to unleash dog park

  DOVER — Little Creek Mayor Glenn Gauvry says the town will put the finishing touches on its new dog park by the end of the month. The $35,000 Kent County-funded project was given the green light back in mid-June. “None of this would have been possible without the confidence and support of our Levy […]

SLIDESHOW: Delaware State Fair Junior Dairy Show

Special to the Delaware State News photos by Gary Emeigh