UPDATED: Six Now Arrested for Dog Fighting in Seaford

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UPDATED – 1/20/23 – A sixth man has been arrested in connection with the Seaford dog fighting incident earlier this month. The Office of Animal Welfare arrested 45 year old Ronnell Jacobs of Laurel with 3 felony counts related to dog fighting and 2 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. Jacobs was arrested January 12 and…

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Rabid Skunk Discovered In Greenwood

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Delaware Public Health has determined that a skunk that attacked a feral cat in Greenwood tested positive for rabies.The cat got away but was later discovered dead. DPH officials said Delawareans should be very cautious around unknown wild animals, including feral cats and strays.Wild and stray animals should not be approached, touched or fed. According…

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Sussex County Council Approve Budget Amendment and Dog Control

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The Sussex County Council was back in chambers this week after meeting at Delaware Tech for land use public hearings last week. The council heard a presentation from Atlantic General Hospital CEO, Michael Franklin, VP of Medical Affairs and Family Practitioner Dr. Sally Dowling and Director of Emergency Services, Andrea West-McCabe. The presentation covered how…

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Laurel Woman Charged With Multiple Animal Cruelty Counts

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A Laurel woman is facing animal cruelty charges after 35 hound dogs were discovered living in deplorable conditions. The Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare says its enforcement unit responded to a complaint last week and executed a search warrant at the property. 75-year-old Leona Long was arraigned Wednesday on 77 charges –…

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Kent Co. Woman Charged With Animal Cruelty

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A Camden-Wyoming woman has been arrested on animal cruelty charges. According to the Office of Animal Welfare in the Division of Public Health, 182 cats and one dogs were seized from a residence in the Camden area last week. Investigators say they were kept in deplorable conditions. 65-year-old Linda Favre was arraigned on 19 charges,…

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UPDATED: First Cats from Camden Rescue Ready for Adoption

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UPDATED – 9/13/20 – The first group of kitties starts going up for adoption tomorrow. Georgetown will have cats from this case available at 11am opening, West Chester and Dover by 1pm. New Castle will have some on Tuesday, and all campuses will have more added through the week. If you’ve been considering adopting, now’s…

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