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NEWCASTLE| SPCA

ADDRESS 455 Stanton Christiana Road, Newark

 

KENT| KentCounty SPCA

ADDRESS 32 ShelterCircle, Camden

WEBSITE www.kcspca.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Murrey Goldthwaite

YEAR OPENED 1963

Describe what makes you standout: Every year, KCSPCA cares for 16,000-plus pets coming into our care due to cruelty, injury, abandonment, disasters, owner surrender or becoming lost from their homes. Every attempt is made by dedicated staff and volunteers to assist with the needs of these pets arriving at our shelter doors. In addition, KCSPCA assists the community with low costs pay/neuter services, vaccination/microchipclinics, humane education programs, pet visits to senior centers animal disaster response and safe-keeping housing for pets of domestic violence victims.

What’s new about your business this year, or what do you have planned?

On April 30, KCSPCA, PetSmart, and nonprofit PetSmart Charities celebrated the grand opening of an enhanced adoption center at the PetSmart store located at 1390 N. DuPont Highway in Dover. This partnership will help save the lives of as many as 1,300 dogs and cats each year in Dover each year.