New Castle – The owner of the 14 dogs rescued from a Georgetown property by Delaware Public Health Office of Animal Welfare Delaware Animal Services officers over Thanksgiving signed over legal ownership to the Brandywine Valley SPCA (BVSPCA) on December 9, 2016, according to said Adam Lamb, Chief Executive Officer of the BVSPCA.
The dogs were seized when state Delaware Animal Services (DAS) responded to a tip received about several neglected dogs, as well as other dogs running loose. The dogs captured and rescued were in very poor condition and many required immediate medical attention, according to a statement released by the SPCA.
Officials said that one dog has already been placed into foster care, and is slowly acclimating to his living environment and coming out of his shell. Three of the dogs will be available for adoption on Wednesday, December 14. As for the other dogs, the BVSPCA is seeking experienced fosters or rescues who are able to devote the time and energy to proper training and reconditioning. If you are interested in fostering or rescuing the SPCA ask that you call the Brandywine Valley SPCA at 302-516-1008.
“The suffering that these dogs have endured has been tragic, but we have a phenomenal team of shelter and medical professionals working tirelessly to restore them back to happy, healthy canines,” said Adam Lamb, Chief Executive Officer of the BVSPCA. “They’re undoubtedly going to require a lot of individual support to get back on their feet.”
All dogs were taken to the BVSPCA New Castle shelter, where they received ongoing medical and rehabilitative care since their arrival. With around-the-clock medical attention, the dogs are now eating and slowly working their way towards better physical health.
Fearful and skittish around human beings, many of the dogs require significant psychological rehabilitation and training before they can be placed into the forever homes they deserve, according to the SPCA statement.
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