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National Rescue Dog Day

By: Tye Richmond

Last week every dog lover who has adopted dogs knows what every May 20th is. On May 20th, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable life.

In a nationaldaycalendar article it says, “According to the ASPCA, approximately 3.3 million dogs enter shelters every year. When these abandoned and abused animals find their way to a shelter, each one needs a forever home and their potential is limitless. They’re rescue dogs.”

It continues, “No matter their size, color, or breed, dogs will find a way to nuzzle, fetch, or beg their way into your heart. You will find it hard not to scratch one behind the ear.

Rescue dogs often overcome extreme obstacles. And yet, they provide comfort, security, and friendship as family pets. Rescue dogs are also capable of much more. With training, they contribute to the independence of people with disabilities as service animals and give comfort to the elderly. In these circumstances, they become our eyes, ears, or legs as well as our best friend.”

If you are looking to bring in a rescue dog for your life here are a couple of places in the area.

The first place is the Delaware Humane Association. On their about us page it says, “Founded in 1957, Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premier nonprofit no-kill animal care and adoption center, serving a four-state area. We are committed to providing for the needs of homeless and owned dogs and cats in our community.”

The second place you can look is, the Delaware SPCA Newark located at 455 Stanton Christiana Rd Route 7, Newark, DE 19713. The SPCA mission statement on their website says “The mission of the Delaware SPCA is to prevent cruelty to animals. We bring our mission to life through programs that provide shelter and adoption for unwanted and homeless pets, reduce pet overpopulation through affordable spay/neuter, and enable pet retention by providing low-cost veterinary services.”

The last place is my favorite, a place that I’ve visited multiple times which is the Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle located at 600 South Street New Castle, DE 19720. They were “Founded in 1929, the Brandywine Valley SPCA exists to end animal suffering and to involve the entire community in the welfare and well-being of animals. Our mission is to put the “human” back in humane animal treatment and advocate on their behalf. Our vision is to be the recognized leader in animal welfare that empowers communities to treat life with respect and dignity.”

If you are looking to bring a four-legged friend to your family check these places out, you will not regret it.

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