SPCA continues expansion

The Brandywine Valley SPCA continues its expansion, and already it is offering more activities because of its new additions.

In April the SPCA announced it was transforming its crematorium into a new educational space, and that space is now complete.

The shelter hosted its first-ever critter camp this summer, and its new space is also used for staff and volunteer trainings.

Officials tell us the removal of the crematorium for this newly re-purposed space has been a big step forward for the SPCA.

"This past summer we had two week long camps with us.  The kids came in and they learned about appropriate animal husbandry, learned about different topics animal related and had a lot of fun with it," said Walt Fenstermacher, director of Brandywine Valley SPCA in Delaware.   "The crematory was a grisly machine and really to be able to use this space for something a lot more uplifting and has a positive impact on the future of our community has made a great impact."

There is still renovating to do, the exteriors are still under construction.   We're told the SPCA is also looking forward to expanding the animal health centers to include low cost digital X-ray.

Officials hope to have all construction complete by September.

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