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 […]

Letter to the Editor: Feral, stray cat problem becoming worse in Del.

It seems we have a serious cat problem in the state of Delaware. On Oct. 23, 2013, a story stated that Harrington had an estimated 600 feral and stray cats in town. The paper also said the trap, neuter, release program (TNR) and other organizations manage to process about 380 felines of the estimated 600 […]

Chance for deer collisions rises as fall approaches

DOVER — The days are getting shorter with October creeping up. Daylight will become even more scarce when daylight saving time ends on Nov. 4. The addition of more night-time driving hours for motorists in Delaware means the risk of hitting a deer, another animal — or even a human — increases. That’s why the […]

Division of Public Health: Rabid cat bites person in Millsboro

MILLSBORO — Sussex County residents that live in the residential area of Mount Joy Road, between Townsend and Cannon Roads in Millsboro, are being advised by Delaware’s Division of Public Health of a positive case of rabies that has been found in a stray cat that recently bit a human. The victim was bitten by […]

Third equine case of West Nile Virus confirmed in Delaware

DOVER — The Office of the State Veterinarian announced Thursday that it has found Delaware’s third case of West Nile Virus in horses in 2018. The infected equine is a 10-year-old pony gelding that was purchased from a Pennsylvania livestock auction and transported to a location in New Castle County on Aug. 27. On Aug. […]

Two cases of West Nile Virus found in Kent County horses

DOVER — Delaware’s first and second cases of West Nile Virus have been found in horses this year, the Office of the State Veterinarian announced Thursday. The first infected horse is a 3-year-old Standardbred mare residing in Kent County. The horse began showing signs of wobbling and staggering on Aug. 19. Samples were submitted to […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware’s opportunity to help cats

Delaware is about to take a positive step by passing a bill to save untold numbers of cats. Now awaiting the governor’s signature, H.B. 235 would support Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), the only humane and effective approach for unowned, outdoor cat populations. Through TNR, cats are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, the tip of their ear is painlessly […]

Turkey permits to be issued by state’s Forest Service

Another change to hunting policy this year is that the Delaware Forest Service will be issuing their own turkey hunting permits instead of doing so through DNREC as they have in previous years. It was announced last month that permits to hunt turkeys in state forests will be issued through a separate lottery starting in […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Delaware legislation needed to protect cats

The following letter was sent to Gov. John C. Carney Jr. Dear Gov. Carney, I hope you are well. We’re hearing from many of our thousands of Delaware members and supporters who are deeply concerned after reading news reports detailing the abandonment of a sick kitten by an officer with the Office of Animal Welfare […]