Letter to the Editor: Barking dogs

With all the problems in the world, this may seem minor but this state needs a law against barking dogs. I have been dealing with a neighbor that has several large dogs and when they are outside all they do is bark. The neighbor does nothing to stop them. I have called the police and […]

Letter to the Editor: Controlling the cat population

I totally agree with Ms. Bottomley! (“Controlling Delaware cat population takes changing ways,” Letter to the Editor, Jan. 11) I am a TNR proponent, a foster, and rescuer of cats. I have done this 20 years-plus. I have seen firsthand the struggles of cats and kitten left to fend for themselves. Many lived in someone’s […]

Scenic Delaware: Snowy Sunday

Pat Thompson in Dover took this photo on a snowy Sunday at Hunter’s Point in Dover. To contribute your scenic photos of our area, email newsroom@newszap.com. Photos must be at least 200 dpi and include your name, where and when your photo was taken, where you live and your phone number. To see more Scenic […]

Speak Out: Controlling cats

In a letter to the editor, Gail Bottomley of Dover wrote “a previous letter to the editor questioned the ability of trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) to reduce the free-roaming cat population and cited presumed failures. Documented successes in diverse communities have shown that this is simply not the case.” • If there was a state-funded vet to […]

Commentary: Controlling Delaware cat population takes changing ways

A previous letter to the editor questioned the ability of trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) to reduce the free-roaming cat population and cited presumed failures. Documented successes in diverse communities have shown that this is simply not the case. In Newburyport, Massachusetts, a colony of 300 cats was successfully reduced to none over 17 years. In Las Vegas, […]

Scenic Delaware: Flying high over Cape Henlopen

Nancy Story of Dover took this photo she calls “Flying High Over Cape Henlopen” at Cape Henlopen Point on Tuesday.

Sound Off Delaware: Dog deaths, Prisoner transfer

This is your public forum. We welcome your opinions, which can be emailed to newsroom@newszap.com or posted online under the stories at www.DelawareStateNews.net. Dog deaths While a record-breaking 1,181 pets — including 716 dogs and 465 cats — found their forever homes at the fifth Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Mega Adoption Event on Dec. 8 and […]

Sad endings: Five dogs die from parvovirus following Mega Adoption Event

  HARRINGTON — While there were hundreds of happy stories following the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Mega Adoption Event on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds, there were at least six pet adoptions that did not have the same storybook ending. While a record-breaking 1,181 pets — including 716 dogs and 465 […]

Furry friends seek forever homes at Mega Adoption Event

HARRINGTON — To Linda Torelli, marketing director for the Brandywine Valley SPCA, pets aren’t just companions — they are an integral part of the family. Ms. Torelli and the Brandywine Valley SPCA are hoping to help several families grow as they are looking to find forever homes for more than 1,500 dogs and cats at […]

Sound Off Delaware: Cat problems

A recent Letter to the Editor wrote about what the author perceives is a serious feral and stray cat problem in the state of Delaware. • Thank you for your informative and well-researched letter that points out the reality of the 90 million feral and stray cats all over the United States. — Gail Mihocko […]