Letter to the Editor: Reconsider no-dogs regulation

The Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), Division of Public Health (DPH), has recently started paying increased attention to an existing state regulation that bars dogs from restaurants, including outdoor seating areas. The Delaware Food Code (Chapter 6, Section 501.115) prohibits pets, except for service animals, in food establishments. In a recent e-mailed […]

Commentary: Encouraging responsible dog ownershp

Delaware is a pet-friendly state and we encourage pet ownership. That’s why making sure your pet is a match for your lifestyle, level of activity, work schedule and living situation is so important. Small, gentle dogs are well suited for apartment, townhouse or condo living, while larger dogs often need homes with expansive enclosed yards. […]

Animals get new home: 3 Palms Zoo moves to larger, better location

TOWNSEND — They’ve accepted the spacious new habitat well, all things considered. Pigs — Miniature, Guinea and regular sized — have a new home, along with their flying squirrel and peacock neighbors. Joining them are ducks, giant tortoises, llamas, pheasants, sheep, snakes, chickens, goats, an emu and more. A donkey is penned up with owl, […]

Letter to the Editor: Take care of pets in hot weather

As the weather gets warmer, please consider leaving your animals at home. It does not take long for it to get entirely too hot in a car for an animal. One of my customers said it best, “How would you like to be sitting in a car in this heat with the windows only open […]

Speak Out: Protecting dogs

Legislation approved by the Senate Tuesday would outlaw dog owners from keeping their canines outside and unattended during hazardous weather. Intended to protect dogs, the bill, which passed 15-4 with two senators absent, would establish civil penalties for violations. • Love this!! But by the third offense, the animal should have been taken away from […]

Scenic Delaware: Oh deer

Christie Cole of Harrington took this photo of a doe in Harrington field on Feb. 3.

Scenic Delaware: Horsin’ around

Gary Knox of Dover took this photo on Yoder Drive in Dover on Jan. 20.

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 […]