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 The county’s original agreement with the OAW was made in December 2015, and deemed as outdated before Levy Court commissioners approved […]

Dogs from storm-afflicted South airlifted to Delaware

GEORGETOWN — Dozens of canines removed from shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi during Tropical Storm Cristobal are hoping for a new “leash” on life in Delaware through Wings of Rescue air transport and the Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ adoption program. Ninety-six dogs were airlifted by Wings of Rescue to […]

Drive-thru pet food pantries coming

NEW CASTLE – The Brandywine Valley SPCA has teamed up with Terra Technical Services again to hold more drive-thru pet food pantries to help families financially impacted by COVID-19. Free cat and dog food will be distributed at the following drive-thru pet food pantries from 10:30 a.m. to noon:June 4, Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Boulevard […]

Millsboro dog park now open to pooches and public

MILLSBORO — Fifi, Spot, Fido and their owners now have their designated getaway, a fenced-in venue to walk, run and strut their stuff right in the heart of Millsboro. The town is grooming the final amenities for its public dog park now open. “There has been a ton of people there every day,” said Millsboro […]

Pandemic unleashes rise in animal adoptions, fosters

MILTON — Delaware’s stay at home order has been a win for pets looking for new homes. Adoptions and fosters are up as people have more time at home to welcome a new member to their household during the COVID-19 pandemic. “People are looking for something good to do,” said Reinie Thompson, the board president […]