Delaware steps up for displaced dogs

Animals displaced by Irma sheltered at Brandywine Valley SPCA
October 5, 2017

Eighteen displaced dogs arrived in Delaware Sept. 18, escaping Florida shelters hard-hit by Hurricane Irma.

The dogs flew three hours before landing in the care of the Brandywine Valley SPCA in New Castle. Ten dogs now in need of a home then traveled to the organization's Georgetown shelter.

“We need dogs to be adopted,” said shelter manager Chris Farrall. “The more space we have open, the more we can help those from all the affected areas.”

Farrall said many dogs rescued from Texas and other areas affected by Hurricane Harvey have been adopted, but more homes are needed. Brandywine Valley SPCA has rescued dozens of dogs from shelters impacted by both hurricanes.

Some of the dogs that arrived Sept. 18 will be immediately available for adoption, while others will be ready in a few days after a veterinary check and needed spaying or neutering.

For more information or to adopt, go to or call 302-856-6361.