shelters

Animal shelters win big in 2022 Bond Bill

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

If anyone ever needed proof that state legislators are animal lovers, they needn’t look any further than this year’s Bond Bill.  The $1.4 billion spending package — the largest in history — includes a record amount of money for the state’s largest animal shelters.  Faithful Friends Animal Society, Brandywine Valley SPCA and Delaware SPCA each received $1 million, while First …

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Bill to outlaw cat declawing advances to Senate

Charlie Megginson Government, Headlines

It could soon be illegal to declaw cats in Delaware under a bill passed by the House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 333, sponsored by Rep. Andria Bennett, D-Dover, would impose a fine of up to $1,000 for those who have the procedure performed for non-therapeutic purposes. The bill also specifies that a veterinarian who is found to have declawed …

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 …