Ground broken for new animal welfare facility in Delaware

DELAWARE – It’s a big day for pets in the state of Delaware, as Brandywine Valley SPCA celebrates their groundbreaking of the region’s largest and most comprehensive animal welfare facility.

The Copeland Center for Animal Welfare is on Churchman’s Road in New Castle. We’re told it will double the shelter’s capacity to treat pets, and of course add more space for more animals waiting for their forever homes. Linda Torelli with the shelter says it’s just another tool in their fight to help animals across the entire state.

“The most incredible piece of it is an intensive care unit for shelter animals. That’s the first in the state of Delaware, and it’s really one of the only ones in the region and in the northeast,” said Torelli. “For our folks in the Georgetown campus and the Dover campus for instance, what that means is when we take animals in on an emergency basis, they’re going to be able to get resources with our veterinarians right away, and get top care from our staff right in our shelter.”

The new facility is slated to open in the Spring of 2022, with the total cost estimated at around $7 million, so the shelter is asking for any donations to help with renovations and construction. You can find out more on how to donate here.

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