Animal rescue organization helps find animals forever homes, with the help of the community

SEAFORD, Del. – Sussex County Animal Association (SCAA) and Whimsical Animal Rescue (WAR), a local non-profit organization brought back their ‘Stuff-the-Van’ event and fundraiser.

We’re told the goal isn’t just to provide food, toys, and medical needs, but to eventually find all cats and dogs’ homes.

“We couldn’t do what we do without the community support, not at all there’s no way that we could pull it off,” says Tammy Magaha, President of SCAA.

Organizers say they’re committed to helping homeless dogs and cats and we’re told although they found great success in adoptions during the pandemic, not being able to host fundraisers and events was the real struggle for their organization.

“Not being able to do any events last year was really rough for all the rescues and us, so it’s been nice,” says Vice President of SCAA, Amy Royal.

However, on Sunday, the organization brought back their annual ‘Stuff-the-Van’ and bake sale, and one customer did more than just donate. Community member, Alison Towsley adopted one of the organization’s dogs named Galina and turned a stray into a family member.

“We’ve been looking for months and seeing her picture online that sweet little face, we just knew it was meant to be,” says Towsley. She adds, “She’ll be riding around with us a lot she’s going to be coming to work with us every day, lots of hikes and lots of socializing with other pups.”

The organization is volunteer-run and tells us, they just want to make sure every animal has a forever home. They provide medical needs and foster homes for the animals which we’re told comes at a cost.

“That can be quite expensive so things like this help us to continue doing what we’re doing,” says Magaha.

Whether they’re surrenders, strays, or from other shelters, organizers tell 47 ABC, it’s the support from the community that will help all animals eventually be rescued.

“Ultimately the goal is to not have animals that are homeless,” says Royal. Towsley adds, “I hope that everyone can donate to Sussex county animal rescue so we can make more adoptions like this happen.”

The event was also sponsored by Concord Pet and Food Supplies in Seaford.

If you’re interested in adopting or learning more about how you can help, just email delawarerescue@aol.com or head to their website.

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