The Brandywine Valley SPCA has successfully bid on the former Safe Haven Facility off Shingle Point Road in Georgetown during a public auction. The property has been vacant since 2013 and the BVSPCA plans to use the facility to again provide services for vulnerable dogs and cats. Their winning bid was $880,000 and they estimate the property requires about $500,000 in fitout work – including repairs and renovations, equipment and furniture.
“Today was a big step forward in saving the lives of animals on the fringe of adoption,” said Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO. “But it’s just the first step. We’re under contact and need the community’s continued support to raise the additional funds needed to close in 45 days and complete the fitout.”
The BVSPCA secured the property with a winning bid of $880,000 ($800,000 base, 10% auctioneer fee). The BVSPCA estimates the property will require $500,000 in fitout work. The fitout estimate includes $250,000 in repairs and renovations to the building and property, which have been vacant since 2013, and $250,000 in equipment and furniture. In addition, the BVSPCA needs $200,000 to close the gap between fundraising to date and the purchase price, totaling $700,000 in needed funding to open the facility.
Donations can also be sent by mail to: Brandywine Valley SPCA, 22918 Dupont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE 19947.