Foster homes needed for 13 dogs rescued in cruelty case

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 on Dec. 9.

The dogs were seized when state Delaware Animal Services 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. Many were emaciated and required immediate medical attention.

The BVSPCA New Castle shelter is look for hoes for 13 dogs rescued over Thanksgiving.
The BVSPCA New Castle shelter is look for hoes for 13 dogs rescued over Thanksgiving.

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, please 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, CEO of the BVSPCA. “They’re undoubtedly going to require a lot of individual support to get back on their feet.”

All dogs were brought to the BVSPCA New Castle shelter, where they have 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.

“When the state rescued these 14 dogs, we did not think they would be able to enter foster homes so soon,” said DAS Chief Mark Tobin. “We are thrilled they will be able to experience life inside caring homes with people committed to their recovery until they are ready to be adopted.  Delaware Animal Services is grateful to Brandywine Valley SPCA for their partnership and support of these dogs.”

To make a contribution to the support of the Thanksgiving dogs, visit or, or call 302-516-1006.


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