UPDATED – WED, 10/11 – Of the 32 surviving animals that were transferred into the care of the BVSPCA, five dogs in stable condition were immediately transferred to the BVSPCA Georgetown Campus for evaluation and care. The BVSPCA took 27 severely ill animals for emergency veterinary care, where one had to be euthanized. All surviving animals are now being cared for at the BVSPCA Georgetown Campus.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are forthcoming from the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare (OAW). Meanwhile, the animals will receive ongoing care at the BVSPCA Georgetown Campus. All suffer severe emaciation, along with other medical issues resulting from their neglect.
The dogs include a variety of small dog breeds, such as Bichon Frise, Shih-Tzu, Pekingese and terriers, along with two standard poodles. They range in age from two to ten years old.
The BVSPCA asks for the community’s help meeting the significant cost of medical care for the survivors. Donations can be made by mail to: Brandywine Valley SPCA, 22918 Dupont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE 19947 or CLICK HERE TO MAKE A DONATION
In Seaford authorities discovered 43 dead dogs on a property and took 32 more animals into custody this weekend. On Sunday, Delaware’s Division of Public Health, Office of Animal Welfare received a tip about neglected animals on a property in Seaford. Delaware’s animal control and cruelty enforcement unit obtained a search warrant recovering the neglected animals.
Of the 32 animals recovered alive, 27 were severely ill and are undergoing emergency veterinary care, although 1 had to be put down. The survivors are recovering at Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Georgetown campus. The investigation is ongoing, and authorities say charges will be forthcoming. Anyone with information about this case, or other animal abuse cases, are asked to contact the Office of Animal Welfare.