Severely neglected animals rescued in Seaford

SEAFORD –  On Sunday, October 8, the Division of Public Health Delaware Office of Animal Welfare received a tip about a property in the Seaford area with neglected animals.

After visiting the site and obtaining a search warrant, Delaware Animal Services, the state’s animal control and cruelty enforcement unit found approximately 43 dead dogs. They took into custody another 32 animals, including 31 dogs and a cat, according to a release from Delaware Department of Health & Social Services spokeswoman Andrea Wojcik.

Of the animals seized, 27 were severely ill and were taken for emergency veterinary care; one had to be euthanized.

The surviving 31 animals are recovering at Brandywine Valley SPCA’s Georgetown campus for further medical care and sheltering.

The investigation is ongoing and charges will be forthcoming.

The Office of Animal Welfare urges anyone with information on this case or to report possible animal cruelty to call 255-4646. OAW enforces animal cruelty, animal control, and rabies laws within the State of Delaware.

The Division of Public Health extends thanks to the Brandywine SPCA, the Seaford Volunteer Fire Department and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for their help and support at the home site.

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