The Delaware SPCA has decided to proactively address some of the financial stress that all animal shelters, particularly in the state of Delaware, face.
We are currently listing our Stanton property for sale and expect to use the proceeds to create the most financially stable animal welfare organization in the state based solely out of Georgetown. Our Georgetown shelter is the only shelter in Sussex County. Currently, we have diminished services because we must split our funding between our two shelters. The good people and animals in Sussex County are underserved and would greatly benefit from the additional resources that would be created as the result of the sale of New Castle land.
Our second shelter, based out of Newark, is one of four shelters within a five square mile radius. By reallocating resources from an area that is overserved to an area that is underserved, we will not only be helping more animals and their owners but we will be creating the most stable animal welfare organization in the state of Delaware. Consequently, June 17 will be the last day our Stanton shelter is open. We will begin transitioning animals, staff and equipment to either our shelter in Georgetown or neighboring shelters. Please support us in our mission to remain the most impactful no kill animal shelter in the state, adopting and spay/neutering more animals than any other organization.
Board of Directors, Delaware SPCA