rescue dog picture, Sam Haut

Rescue dog made Delaware’s official state pup

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

In front of the Delaware Humane Animal Partners building in Wilmington and a crowd of 45 people, Governor John Carney made the rescue dog the state’s permanent official state dog. The bill to do it was sponsored by Sen. Jack Walsh, D-Stanton/Newport.  “It only takes one visit inside to tug at your hearts, right? And it’s not just dogs, it’s …

Adoptions remain high at Delaware’s animal shelters

Charlie MegginsonCulture, Headlines

During pandemic-era shutdowns, many Delawareans sought to assuage their cabin fever-induced loneliness with a furry friend.  Pet adoptions reached an all-time high across many of the state’s animal welfare agencies, yet a dark cloud loomed over the inarguably good times for pet adoptions.  Many experts predicted that when life returned to normal, folks who altruistically adopted pets would have an …