SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. - According to the Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A., 31 dogs remain in the Georgetown shelter's care, after the dogs and one cat were seized by Delaware Animal Services at a home, in Seaford.
After a tip about a property with neglected animals in the Seaford area, D.A.S. reportedly executed a search warrant on Sunday and found about 43 dead dogs and took into custody another 32 animals, including 31 dogs and a cat. The 32 surviving animals were taken into the care of the B.V.S.P.C.A.
Of the animals seized, five dogs in stable condition were taken right away to the B.V.S.P.C.A Georgetown Campus for evaluation and care. The B.V.S.P.C.A. 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 B.V.S.P.C.A Georgetown Campus.
The investigation is ongoing and charges are forthcoming from the Delaware Office of Animal Welfare (O.A.W.) Meanwhile, the animals are continuing to get care at the B.V.S.P.C.A. Georgetown Campus. All are reportedly suffering from severe emaciation, along with other medical issues caused by their neglect.
The dogs include a variety of small dog breeds like Bichon Frise, Shih-Tzu, Pekingese and terriers, along with two standard poodles. They range in age from two to ten years old.
Adam Lamb, B.V.S.P.C.A C.E.O says, "Conditions at the property were horrific. It's remarkable to see how friendly and trusting these dogs remain after everything they've been through. We're doing everything in our power to help them recover and hope to have the opportunity to help them find loving forever families."
The B.V.S.P.C.A. is asking for the community's help meeting the significant cost of medical care for the survivors. Donations can be made here or by mail to Brandywine Valley S.P.C.A, 22918 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown, DE 19947.
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