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Man's Best Friend may be the best medicine for vets suffering from PTSD. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush looks at U.S. Kennels, an effort in Salisbury to provide such dogs for veterans trying to readjust to life after war. (Part 2)

The owners of a home where some 31 dogs were rescued in Seaford say they were unaware that the man who lived there owned so many animals.

Another 41 were found dead.

The family spoke off camera with WBOC.

They told the television station that the resident was an older man whose partner had recently died.

They said they knew he had dogs in the garage and kennel but that he refused to let anyone in to see them.

The family told WBOC that they went through 35 keys before gaining access.

In Seaford state animal welfare authorities found 43 dead dogs and another 31 who were still alive and one cat.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that 27 of them were severely ill and received emergency care.

But one of them had to be euthanized.

Delaware state authorities say that they expect charges to be brought when their investigation has been completed.

The Daily Times reports that the recovering animals are being taken care of at the Brandywine Valley SPCA in Georgetown.

NEW CASTLE, Del. (AP) - Dogs from storm-battered Florida have been airlifted to Delaware to make room for pets separated from their families during Hurricane Irma.

The News Journal reports 18 dogs were taken to Delaware on Monday's flight, which had more than 100 and made deliveries to other locations.

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There were more than a dozen dogs rescued from a Millsboro property last week with one man facing animal cruelty charges.

WBOC reports that the state’s Division of Public Health got a tip about some abandoned dogs.   

They found 14 severely emaciated canines some of whom need medical attention.

Atwood Timmons of Millsboro…is facing 18 counts of animal cruelty and other charges.

The Brandywine SPCA says told the television station that many of injuries were suffered when the dogs tried to escape.

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There are some 300 dogs that are being taken care of at shelters around Wicomico County after they were seized from a local home.

Sheriff’s deputies and animal control conducted a 14 hour check at a kennel earlier this month.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that State’s Attorney Matthew Maciarello said this was like large child abuse case.

It is not clear if any of the dogs will have to be put down.

Currently, they are being evaluated and eventually many will be put out for adoption.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware cats are a new protected class under animal control legislation being signed into law by Gov. Jack Markell.

Markell was to sign two bills Tuesday, one relating to cruelty to animals, and the other involving dangerous dogs.

One measure allows first responders to use reasonable force to remove an animal confined in a motor vehicle under conditions likely to cause suffering, injury, or death.

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A dozen dogs were seized by the Accomack County Sheriff's deputies from a property on Bayside Road yesterday.

Residents had called in expressing their concern about a dead dog and other possible indications of animals being mistreated on the property.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a search warrant issue after the Sheriffs learned of the dead dog along with other problems from a large number of dogs at the location.

Jayanne Walker and Jim Mason told the paper that they had become aware of the situation noting that the dogs were chained up and had no food.

Worcester County Humane Society Website

Worcester County Humane Society is facing some tough times these days.

It’s looking at $400-thousand in red ink and the resignation of its former director after 37 years in the job.

The no-kill shelter has also seen its adoption rate drop while it has more than a hundred cats and some 20 dogs.

Society’s new director Linda Lugo tells WBOC that she has a number of ideas to turn the shelter around including more fundraisers to get the shelter’s house in order.


The Safe Haven 19

Dec 5, 2013

They may be called the Safe Haven 19.

A Kentucky artist, who has taken to painting portraits of dogs who have been euthanized, said this group of pictures represents those dogs that were euthanized with the closing of the Safe Haven animal shelter last month.