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These beagles were bred for drug testing. Now you can adopt them

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Had they not been rescued, they would have been sold to laboratories for drug experimentation.  Of the 4,000 beagles removed from a Virginia breeding facility in the last month, 35 now call Delaware home.  Faithful Friends Animal Society in Wilmington was just one destination of three in the First State. The organization welcomed 13 puppies Tuesday, all between two and …

Ruh-roh: Bill filed to fine barking dogs in Delaware

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

Image: Getty Images Pro Delaware dog owners could soon be slapped with barking tickets if their pups don’t shut up. A bill filed in the House of Representatives would ban dogs from terrierizing communities by barking, whining or howling for a period of 15 minutes — or intermittently for 30 minutes or more. The bill is set to be considered …

BVSPCA to hold free pet vaccine clinic in Harrington Saturday

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

The Brandywine Valley SPCA hopes to vaccinate more than 500 pets during a free clinic in Harrington Saturday. Photo/BVSPCA.     The Brandywine Valley SPCA will hold a free pet wellness day on Saturday, March 12 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington. Two doggos await their vaccination during a previous BVSPCA drive-thru clinic. The event will run from 10 …

Delaware animal groups see surge of Betty White challenge donations

Charlie Megginson Culture, Headlines

Delaware animal welfare groups brought in well over $100,000 in honor of actress and longtime animal rights advocate, Betty White. On what would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday, animal lovers from around the country donated tens of thousands of dollars to three of Delaware’s largest animal rescue and shelter groups. After White died on Dec. 31, fans began encouraging …

Adoptions remain high at Delaware’s animal shelters

Charlie Megginson Culture, 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 …