Chronicling canine a dog-gone hit with ‘The Finn Chronicles’

OCEAN VIEW — Gwen Romack and her husband Evan never imagined when they decided to foster their dog Finn, their lives would be equivalent to an action movie. “My husband and I agreed to foster Finn when his rescue organization, Airsong’s Angels, encountered an emergency and needed to place some dogs quickly,” the Ocean View […]

Laurel woman charged with 77 counts of animal cruelty

LAUREL — A 75-year-old Laurel woman was arrested Wednesday on animal cruelty charges, after officers discovered 35 dogs living in inhumane conditions on her property. Last week, the Office of Animal Welfare’s Delaware Animal Services enforcement unit responded to a complaint concerning the welfare of animals on a Laurel property. DAS executed a search warrant […]

Camden woman charged in animal cruelty case

CAMDEN — A 65-year-old Camden woman has been charged in connection with an animal cruelty case in which 184 animals were seized, authorities announced Tuesday. Linda Favre was arrested Sept. 23 and subsequently arraigned on 19 charges, according to the Office of Animal Welfare in a news release. She was released on her own recognizance […]

Delmarva fox squirrels translocated to Sussex County

FRANKFORD — The moving trucks — well, cages — arrived at the Assawoman Wildlife Area near Frankford on Wednesday and Thursday, delivering a total of 15 Delmarva fox squirrels that were captured in Dorchester County, Maryland, to help give a boost to Delaware’s population of the rare species. Holly Niederriter, an expert wildlife biologist for […]

Letter to the Editor: Fur babies need TLC as fall begins

The chilly season is upon us, and most of us are looking forward to warm fires, hot chocolate (or tea) and cozy blankets. Curling up on the sofa nestled in soft fleece is a great way to spend a chilly autumn eve. Our furry companions don’t always have those same luxuries, especially those trapped in […]

Charges pending in Camden animal cruelty investigation

CAMDEN – Investigation was ongoing and charges pending after 182 cats and a dog were found living in “deplorable” conditions at a residence last week, according to the Delaware Division of Public Health. A deceased cat was also recovered as Office of Animal Welfare officers executed a search warrant last Thursday after a tip from […]

Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle rescued at Cape Henlopen

LEWES – Responders from the Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute (MERR) rescued an adult female Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle Wednesday morning. The sea turtle was one of many strandings on Wednesday due to the effects of the tropical storm. The turtle had been flailing in the rough surf near the Navy Jetty in Cape […]

State issues rabies warning after incident with raccoon

NEW CASTLE — The state urged caution this week after a person was bitten by a rabid raccoon while getting into their vehicle. According to Delaware’s Division of Public Health in a news release, the incident occurred in the area of Hillview Avenue near the Del. 8 corridor. A public advisory was sent out for […]

Scenic Delaware: Horse play

his photograph was taken in West Dover on June 30 by Kate Crossan of Dover.

Updated animal control MOU reflects cost reduction for Kent County

DOVER — A more than $250,000 annual cost reduction in animal control services compared to 2017 is reflected in a recently updated Memorandum of Understanding between Kent County and the Office of Animal Welfare. The county’s original agreement with the OAW was made in December 2015, and deemed as outdated before Levy Court commissioners approved […]