The Brandywine Valley SPCA, has taken in 107 shelter dogs from Louisiana, in hopes of finding them better forever homes here in the Delaware Valley.
Linda Torelli, of the Brandywine Valley SPCA stated, “Delaware is a friendlier state than most when it comes to adoptions.”
“Louisiana is No. 5 in the country for shelter euthanasia. That’s in contrast to the state of Delaware where we were just named, for the second year in a row, the only no-kill state in the nation. So we’re trying to open up our doors to try to save some additional animals. Education on spay-neuter makes a huge difference. It has been a big impact in the northeast, and in places like Louisiana, especially as you get out to the rural areas, there are a lot of animals who are let out at-large, and many aren’t spayed or neutered, so overpopulation is just inherent.”
The dogs are being flown into Delaware.
“We’re going to check them in, and make sure they’re up to our medical standards. See if they need any time to adjust, we wait at least a 24-hour period for the dogs to rest up again, and in some cases 48. Many of them will need to be spayed and neutered. One of the things that is really a balance is giving the animals enough time to settle, but also getting them into a home quickly. Animals do so much better, even in the best shelter, when they are in a home.”
If you’re interested in adopting one of the many furry friends of the Brandywine Valley SPCA, be sure to visit their website, and also check out Mutt Mondays here on WJBR, where Johnny B and Jessie join Lauren Campbell of the SPCA to help show off the fabulous pets you can adopt!
Once the animals are ready for adoption, you’ll be able to view them on the Brandywine Valley SPCA’s website.