Delaware Week for the Animals 
April 18-26,2015
The Delaware Week for Animals team is  working with organizations across the state. Scores of events with wonderful people & community leaders for the amazing animals and orgs of Delaware throughout  are listed below.
 
Contact us. Your ideas and suggestions are truly welcome as we work together to build this exciting week designed to celebrate Delaware animals and communites.
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A Salute to Our Military!

~An official Delaware Week for the Animals event~

Dover Air Force Base
attn: Lt Abigail Wise 
Community Affairs 
c/o K9 Unit
Dover, DE 19902           

If you would like to send a Holiday card or letter of appreciation to the Dover Air Force Base K9's and handlers, please do! They will really appreciate it. http://www.dover.af.mil/
  God Bless Our Troops!
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Friday, April 17th             6:00 pm -8:00 pm
Delaware Humane  MUTTINI MIXER PATRON PARTY

Cruce / Dryden residence 
Wilmington, DE

Dan CruceAnne WierMuttini Mixer attendees and other DHA supporters are invited to join us for heavy hors d'oeuvres on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 6 to 8 pm at the Cruce / Dryden residence in Wilmington, DE (address provided after registration). This party is a great opportunity to get to know DHA's leadership and major supporters. Business attire is requested.

All proceeds support DHA’s mission as it is carried out throughout the four state area. COST – $150 per person Pls visit  http://www.dehumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=muttinimixer
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Saturday, April 18th                                7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ocean to Bay Bike Tour Mountain Biking

38°32'16.98"N  75° 3'26.27"W

2 Pennsylvania Avenue
Bethany Beach, DE 19930

Phone: (302) 539-2100, ext. 118   

Riders in the Ocean to Bay Bike Tour can choose from four routes up to 62 miles long through Delaware's Inland Bays estuary, otherwise known as "The Quiet Resorts" region. More than 2,500 cyclists of all abilities visit Delaware for this high-profile event every year. See for yourself at Flickr.com/Photos/BFACC.

Prices range from $35 to $65, depending on who and when you register.
Phone: (302) 539-2100, ext. 118
Email: lauren@bethany-fenwick.org

This event takes place just four days before Earth Day, making it a great opportunity to try commuting by bicycle. Ocean to Bay Bike Tour. http://www.ecodelaware.com/event.php?id=45
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April 18th Ongoing                      See extended hours and activities
Delaware State Parks

Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

Delaware State Parks offer exciting programs for families and individuals. Enjoy crafts, learn about Delaware's Heritage or explore the parks' natural wonders. Many programs require pre-registration. Call the specific park you plan to visit for details.
our Delaware State Parks have exciting things to do, all year long. Hike, bike, boat, fish, climb rocks or play disc golf, horseshoes and more. When the weather turns cold, head out to the parks for cross-country skiing and ice skating. 

Birders will enjoy spring and fall migrations and year-round birding hot spots. Visit your favorite park's nature center for an interesting and educational program, or check out art exhibits from Wilmington to Lewes. Wherever you are, whatever activities you're looking for, your Delaware State Parks have something perfect for you to do!

NEW! Full-time, part-time and casual/seasonal positions at Delaware State Parks can now be found on the State of Delaware job site, and you can apply for them online!
http://www.destateparks.com/general_info/InfoRequest.asp
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Saturday, April 18th                                   11:00 am - 2:00 pm
WHIMSICAL ANIMAL RESCUE OF SUSSEX COUNTY 
Adoption Day

Bartons Southern States
20689 Sussex Hwy, 
Seaford, DE 19973
(302) 629-9645

WAR/SCAA is a private 501c3 non profit organization.  All volunteers working for the same cause...help homeless dogs and cats.  We do not have a shelter and all rescues are kept at our homes or in foster homes.  If you are interested in any of our available pets please complete the online adoption application.  

You can find the application by clicking on the My Rescue link at the top of the page.    Please complete the application first... if we need any further information one of our volunteers will contact you or once approved you will be contacted to arrange a visit.  See our beautiful adoptables. http://whimsicalanimalrescue.rescuegroups.org/
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Saturday, April 18th                            9:00 am- til 
First State Animal Center 'Scamper for Paws'

Killens Pond Sports Pavilion
Felton, Delaware
(302) 284-4526/ 

SCAMPER FOR PAWS AND CLAWS 5K RUN/WALK     SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH, 2015.
Registration: $20 until April 15th. $25 after and on event day. 

FREE entry with $25 in pledges.  Make checks payable to First State Animal Center & SPCA.  Mail pre-registration forms to First State Animal Center & SPCA at: 32 Shelter Circle Camden, DE 19934.

Download additional entry/pledge forms at www.fsac-spca.org. Registration starts at 8 am race day.     Awards: TBA

Amenities: Race t-shirt for all registered participants, water stop and refreshments provided, timing and finish line by Seashore Striders Race Productions.

Register online at Seashore Striders web site here: http://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/scamper-paws-claws-5k-run-walk
Email    tim@seashorestrider.com

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Saturday, April 18th                  9:00 am-10:00 pm
Delaware Humane Association & Fogotten Cats
Feline Adoptions!

PetSmart-Brandywine
3010 Brandywine Pkwy
Wilmington, DE
(302) 475-0618

Founded in 1957, Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is Delaware’s premiere nonprofit no kill animal shelter 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. 

Serving over 5,000 companion animals annually through direct intervention and many more through advocacy, we continue to promote the humane values of protection, care, and compassion for all living things. We envision a future where all people and their pets live healthy, happy and long lives together. http://www.dehumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=availablepets

At Forgotten Cats, our mission is to reduce the unwanted cat population without killing and to stop the suffering of the thousands of kittens born to abandoned, homeless cats.

We do this by working with colony caretakers to trap, sterilize, vaccinate, and return every cat within a colony. We provide the necessary medical treatment for sick or injured feral cats, stray cats, and kittens. We are working to find homes for adoptable cats and kittens. We also provide education about spay neuter, and we are assisting other cat rescue groups with trap, neuter, and return programs.
http://www.forgottencats.org/adoptiongallery.php

Special holiday adoption hrs at Petsmart. Also, pls call or visit Delaware Humane and/or Forgotten Cats if you see a pet you are interested in. 
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Saturday, April 18th                                     Starts at 9:00-see schedule
Meet 'Paws for People' Therapy Teams 

Christiana Mall, 
340 Christiana Mall
 Newark, DE 19702
(302) 369-7050

Meet therapy pets and their owners at Barnes & Noble at Christiana Mall in Newark from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The teams will hold reading sessions from 10 a.m.-noon. That same day, Concord Mall's Barnes & Noble will host reading sessions with PAWS from noon-1 p.m. The programs are part of a book fair benefiting PAWS from April 14-25. Visit www.pawsforpeople.org to print a voucher when you make a purchase at any Barnes & Noble store from April 14-19 and part of the proceeds will be donated to PAWS. Purchases can be made online at bn.com/bookfairs through April 25 by entering Bookfar ID 11565785 at checkout.   http://www.pawsforpeople.org/
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                                Saturday, April 18th                               10:00am - 3:00 pm
Delaware SPCA Lonely Hearts Club

Delaware Spca
455 Stanton Christiana Rd, 
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 998-2281
We are the Lonely Hearts Club. For reasons no one can explain, we have been passed by and never been given a second chance. We are group of animals here at the Delaware SPCA that have made this “temporary” housing facility our home for 6 months or longer. We have not been singled out because we are unstable, fearful, aggressive, anti-social, or difficult. On the contrary, we have the skills of endurance. We know our permanent families and companions are out there. Please spend some time getting to know us, and maybe fall in love! Unsure of the long term commitment? We can be fostered to be sure we are the right match for you!
Meet out Lonley Hearts Clubs Members. http://www.delspca.org/lonely-hearts-club/

-Our adoption fee is only $20       -Free wellness exam     -Up to date on vaccines   -We are spayed or neutered prior to adoption    -Microchipped

See complete hours on website.  Thursday – 11:00am – 7:00pm
Friday - Sunday – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Come meet some wonderful pets available for adoption  Contact : 302-856-6361
Loving adoptables looking for their new best friend. Pls come out and meet us! Visit our website to learn about  our work for the animals along with programs.  
As a non-profit charity the Delaware SPCA is only able to provide our valuable services through donations by people like you. 

Your donations help provide low-cost spay/neuter programs for Delaware residents, housing and care for the hundreds of dogs and cats cared for daily in our shelters.  Newark 302-998-2281  Georgetown  302-856-6361.

The humane officers who investigate reports of animal cruelty in New Castle and Sussex counties are also funded entirely by donations. Investigation of animal cruelty is not funded by any government programs or agencies.

NOTE: Shouldn’t every shelter cat and dog have a comfortable place to rest? Kuranda’s “Donate A Bed” program enables individuals to donate dog or cat beds to the shelter of their choice at discounted prices. Here is a link to more information.  http://www.delspca.org/
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Saturday, April 18th                           10:30 am- 2:00 pm
All Mutts Matter Adoption Day

Pet Valu
817 E Baltimore Pike 
Kennett Square, PA 19348

Stop by and see all the loving dogs.  Furry friends, Lots of Fun, Savings on some of your favorite pet items/needs. PetValu in Kennett Square is about 4 miles from the Delaware line. We'll see you there...Pet Valu (610) 925-0721. 

Our mission is to foster dogs, especially senior dogs, displaced by an owner's sudden deployment; untimely death; illness,or other unfortunate situations. Then proceed to find foster and/or adoptive families for them

All Mutts Matter Foundation is a non profit 501(C)(3 ) status pending. We will take dogs of any breed or age. We take owner surrenders, high kill shelter dogs and dogs that have lost their owners etc. We like to take older dogs since they seem to have a harder time getting placed but if a dog is in need if we have the space we will help. We are a foster based rescue so we are limited on the amount of animals we can take by the amount of foster homes we have. If you think you may be able to foster please let us know. Foster homes are like gold. All of our dogs are UTD on shot S/N and micro chipped before they go to their new homes.
Visit http://www.allmuttsmatter.org/
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Saturday, April 18th                               11:00 am-2:00 pm
DAAWGS Adoption Event
 
Concord Middletown Crossing 
340 E Main St, 
Middletown, DE 19709
302-376-1616

DAAWGS will be at out in the community withloving adoptable dogs. If you are interested in giving a puppy mill dog a second chance at a fur-ever home, please visit their web site at daawgs.org to view adoptable dogs and complete an adoption application. Then stop by the store either of these dates to see which pet “Clicks” with you and your family.  Visit  http://daawgs.rescuegroups.org/
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Saturday, April 18th                          12 noon-5:00 pm
Faithful Friends Adoption Day

Faithful Friends Animal Society
12 Germay Drive
Wilmington DE 19804
Phone: (302) 427-8514

Stop by and adopt at ourt adoption center or satellite locations listed on website.  http://www.faithfulfriends.us/cats
Faithful Friends was founded in 2000, as Citizens for the Protection and Care of Animals, by a group of local animal lovers who believe there is a better way to address the problem of pet homelessness than mass euthanasia. At that time, 80-90% of animals entering shelters did not make it out alive.

Public Adoption and Service Hours Monday & Tuesday - Closed to Public
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: 1:00pm-7:00pm Saturday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm
http://www.faithfulfriends.us/dogs
http://www.faithfulfriends.us/cats
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                        Saturday, April 18th                                       2:00 pm-til
Delaware Humane Assocation Opens New Center!

Delaware Humane Association
701 A Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

After nearly a year, The Tatiana and Gerret Copeland Animal Care Center, which is located on DHA's current property, is ready for us to move in! We are just moved in lat last year. 

Available loving pets!
http://www.dehumane.org/site/PageServer?pagename=availablepets

Our administrative offices will reopen on Monday, December 1st 8th at 8 am and the adoption center will reopen for visitors on Tuesday, December 2nd 9th at 2 pm. We invite you to check out our new digs at that time. An official Grand Opening celebration will take place in the new year of 2015.

Cat Adoptions
Same day adoptions of cats and kittens at adoption events are available for qualified applicants. Same day adopters must provide proof of address, proof of home ownership or written permission from their landlord, and proof of current vaccinations and spaying/neutering of any current pets at the time of the adoption. All principal family members must be present for the adoption.

Dog Adoptions
Unless otherwise stated, applications for dogs at adoption events will be accepted on-site and follow our regular adoption process. We will contact qualified applicants to schedule an adoption counseling session at the DHA shelter within a few business days.
Visit website at http://www.dehumane.org/
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Saturday, Apr 18, (to Apr 19th )             2:00 pm -4:00 PM
CHARLOTTE'S WEB

Everitt Theater
47 W Main St
Middletown, Delaware 19709

The Everett Theatre’s production of Charlotte’s Web is based on E.B. White’s loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little spider named Charlotte. Wilbur has a problem: how to avoid winding up as pork chops! Charlotte, a fine writer and true friend, hits on a plan to fool Farmer Zuckerman — she will create a “miracle.” Spinning the words “Some Pig” in her web, Charlotte weaves a solution which not only makes Wilbur a prize pig, but ensures his place on the farm forever. This treasured tale, featuring mad-cap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. Special pricing and times for children 12 and under for this production to help you introduce your child to the wonder and excitement of live theatre!   302-540-8561
Children (under 12 ) - $10.00  Students/Seniors - $15.00   Adults - $18.00
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Everett-Theatre/484795954913056
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Saturday, April 18th                 All Day and Ongoing
2015 Marks our 10th Year of Service

Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware, Inc.
31283 Old Cabin Road
Laurel, DE 19956 
302-339-5065

Horses shown by appt. What great work they do! Please consider adopting, donating feed, hay or making a cash donation to help them get throguh the winter months. They just rescued some horses from a kill buyer. Ck facebook page. 
Karen (owner & mgr)  is awesome!  http://www.changingfatesequine.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Changing-Fates-Equine-Rescue-of-Delaware-Inc/178516902227261

Changing Fates Equine Rescue of Delaware, Inc. is a 501 © 3 equine rescue dedicated to locating abused and neglected equines and rescuing, rehabilitating, retraining and rehoming these equines.  It is also our mission to provide a sanctuary for those horses that are not suitable for adoption.
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Saturday, April 18th                             7:00 pm - 10:30 pm 
Barkitecture 2015
Arsht Hall
2700 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wilmington, DE  19806

Faithful Friends Animal Society brings you this wonderful event featuring a competition of custom-built dog houses, cat condos and pet furniture.  Entries will be available for auction at the event with proceeds benefiting Faithful Friends Animal Society.   http://www.faithfulfriends.us/    VIP Admission 6:30 pm 
 
Click here to purchase tickets
https://friendraising.donorpro.com/campaigns/135/register
Cocktail Attire Hors d'oeuvres and light fare Silent and live auctions.
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Saturday, April 18th                 Ongoing
Tri-State Equine Adoption &  Rescue
TEAR
869 Hartly Rd.
Hartly, DE  19953
 302.492.0492

Please visit website to learn more, adopt and/or donate. Winter is challenging for all horse rescues. "We currently are in need of square bales, feed, and monetary donations.  No amount is too small!"

Formed in 1998, TEAR was formed after learning about the plight of the abused, unwanted, and unfortunate horses heading for New Holland auction every Monday.  To rescue, rehabilitate, adopt out, and provide sanctuary to horses in need while educating the public in the proper care of equines. To provide a special link between rescued horses and people of all ages,  including disadvantaged children and children with emotional and behavioral challenges.  Visit 
  http://www.tristateequine.org/home
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Sunday, April 19th                            8:00 am- til 
Brandywine Zoo
 4th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Run/ Walk and Kids Run/Walk

Brandywine Zoo 
1001 N Park Dr, 
Wilmington, DE 19802

The 4th Annual Cherry Blossom 5K Run/ Walk and Kids Run/Walk will take place Sunday, April 19 in beautiful Brandywine Park at the height of the cherry trees in bloom! Registration and check-in starts at 8:00 a.m. located inside the Brandywine Zoo by the Condors. At 9:15 a.m. the "Fox Fun Run/Walk" for kids starts - no registration is required. 

The 5K Cherry Blossom Run starts at 9:30 a.m. and registration is required. The 5K is a fast, flat USATF certified figure-8 course that winds around Brandywine Park, over the swinging bridge and past the Brandywine Zoo. The 5K entry fee is $25 pre-registration (until Thursday, April 16 at noon) and $30 day of event. For more information For race or sponsorship questions, email fowp@dca.net or call 302-656-3665. To register, visit http://www.races2run.com/events/cherry-blossom-5k/ 
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Sunday April 19th                                      9:00 am - 11:00 am 
 'Charmed by Charity' Event to benefit Forgotten Cats

ALEX AND ANI 's 
50 E. Main St. 
Newark, Delaware 19711 

Join us for a Charmed by Charity Event to benefit Forgotten Cats.   Alex and Ani will donate 15% of total sales  from the event directly to Forgotten Cats.
 
Browse unique jewelry and accessories including a special cat theme charm!  Lite bites and Alex and Ani’s signature (+) energy punch will be served.
 
For those of you who can’t attend but still want to participate - proceeds from phone orders called into the Newark store during the event hours of 9 am -11 am on April 19th will also be credited to Forgotten Cats. All you have to do is first visit the website WWW.ALEXANDANI.COM  to make a list of all the items you want to purchase, THEN phone the Newark, DE store at 302-737-6194 and place your order directly with them, on Sunday morning between the hours of 9am and 11am, or we won’t get credit for the sale.  Your order will be mailed out or you can have the option to pick it up from the Newark store at some point.

Phone orders called into the Newark Store during the event will count towards proceeds donated to Forgotten Cats, I would appreciate it. 
Items can be shipped from the Newark store or picked up at a later date.

Annette Swartz   Special Event Coordinator  Forgotten Cats, Inc.
www.forgottencats.org
 
So treat yourself to a new piece of jewelry, or splurge and pick up an item for an upcoming birthday, Mother’s Day or graduation gift.  Know that by making a purchase on April 19th, you will also be helping out Forgotten Cats.  Pls visit 
www.forgottencats.org 
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Sunday, April 19th                                  12:00 noon-3:30 pm 
Delaware Art Museum-- DOG DOGS FAMILY DAY

Delaware Art Museum
1825 Faulkland Road
Wilmington, DE 19805
Telephone: 302-633-2501

Family Day
New Jersey, 1971. Elliott Erwitt (born 1928). Gelatin silver print. © Elliott Erwitt / Magnum Photos.Explore Elliott Erwitt’s beautiful and funny photographs of canines with dog-themed art activities, story readings, and family tours. Families will also enjoy Blue Sky Puppet Theatre’s puppet show The Barker of Seville—a musical comedy about a day in the life of an opera singer.

Learn more about the exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs. 
Join the Delaware Art Museum  They have animal-related activties through year.   For more information, please call 302-571-9590 or visit www.delart.org 
Visit to see fun-filled calendar http://kids.delaware.gov/totcf/information/events.shtml
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   Sunday, April 19th              Call for times     
Delmarva Ornithological Society Field Trip 

DOS
PO Box 4247
Greenville, DE 19807

Get out of the house and into the field for one of the DOS or Sussex Bird Club sponsored Christmas Bird Counts.  It's a great way to stay active over the long season and participate in Citizen Science.
 
All levels are welcome and needed--new birders to experts! All phone and email contact info  http://www.dosbirds.org/officers
 
DOS and Sussex Bird Club (SBC) are sponsoring seven counts. One on Dec 14th Bombay Hook   --   14 December 2014 (DOS) Christmas Counts  Jim White(302) 652-1952

 The Delmarva Ornithological Society (DOS) includes over 350 members from 9 states. Our members come from diverse backgrounds but share a love of birds and an interest in protecting the habitats on which they depend. We sponsor many bird-related activities and trips around the region for birders of any skill level. 

Youth Birding--If you have kids or know a young person interested in birds, invite them to join the Delaware Dunlins Youth Birders Club. Sponsored and supported by DOS, these school-aged student members head afield to pursue the joys of birding that hooked us all at the beginning.    http://www.dosbirds.org/
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Sunday, April 19th                             12 noon-4pm 
Friends of the Mounted Patrol FUNdraiser
Benefits the New Castle County Police Mounted Patrol 
and the care and retirement of their horses.

Carousel Park
3700 Limestone Rd, 
Wilmington, DE 19808

Police demonstrations featuring the New Castle County Police Mounted Patrol, K-9 unit, EOD bomb squad and more. Kid’s activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and games. Friends of the Mounted Patrol Springfest and FUNdraiser.
FREE admission to enjoy all demos and kid’s activities. Suggested parking donation is $10/vehicle.
Also available (for purchase): food vendors, t-shirt sales and Clydesdale rides.

Benefits the New Castle County Police Mounted Patrol and the care and retirement of their horses.  For more info visit  www.clydesdalecops.org1.dpuf

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Monday, April 20th             Allweek
Drop Squad Kitchen ---Healthy Food

Drop Squad Kitchen
928 Justison Street, 
Wilmington, DE  19801

They have all sorts of great ways & classes of helping Delaware healthy and animal-friendly. Phone (302)984-2773. To sign up for opportunities and learn about exciting events , visit wonderful website at  http://dropsquadkitchen.com/

Email Abundance Child (awesome owner) unapologeticallyhealthy@gmail.com
 Also if you can visit their facebook page   https://www.facebook.com/dropsquadkitchen
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Month of April 
Delaware SPCA
 Outdoor Cats fixed & vaccinated for FREE 

New Castle County Shelter 
455 Stanton Christiana Road 
Newark, DE 19713 
 
Feeding stray cats? Get outdoor cats fixed & vaccinated for FREE this April. You can help the outdoor cats in your neighborhood by preventing unwanted kittens. Call the Delaware SPCA at 302-856-6361 (Georgetown Shelter), 302-998-2281 (Stanton Shelter) or visit www.delspca.org/community-cats-free-spayneuter-special/

Stanton Shelter Hours: 
Monday - Closed  Tuesday-Thursday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday-Sunday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Georgetown Shelter Hours:
Monday- Thursday 11:00am - 5:00pm    Friday - Closed  
Saturday - Sunday - 11:00am - 4:00pm
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 Tuesday, April 21st  & Ongoing         Schedule  appt.
Kent County SPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program 

Kent County SPCA
32 Shelter Circle 
Camden, DE 19934 

For households that qualify under the criteria of the State of Delaware Spay/Neuter Program through the Delaware Dept. of Agriculture you can have your pet spayed/neutered for only $20. (Low income families).

Spaying & neutering is something that all responsible pet owner's should consider for the health of their pet, as well as to help reduce the population of unwanted animals in Delaware and across the country. There are two Spay & Neuter Programs that are offered through the KCSPCA.

The Delaware Department of Agriculture has a low cost Spay/Neuter Program for low income families.  Applications can be obtained at local animal shelters, including the KCSPCA, the Delaware Dept. of Agriculture at 800.282.8685, and online at www.dda.delaware.gov under "Services". 
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Tuesday through Friday                         11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Delaware SPCA Pet Food Pantry
and Transport Vehicle Need

Delaware SPCA – Stanton Adoption Center
455 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, Delaware  19713

The Food Pantry program helps provide pet food, cat litter, and other pet-related necessities to families in need. The goal of the program is to keep pets in homes rather than being turned into the Delaware SPCA or another organization due to financial hardships.              Hours on Saturday and Sunday – 11 am to 5 pm

Available Products: Dry and canned cat or dog food, cat litter and other supplies as donated by the public. Availability varies according to donation supply. Please inquire during normal business hours at either of our shelter locations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.

PLS NOTE. Delaware SPCA please needs a vehicle to transport adoptables. Pls contact David at ext 1008   Phone 302-998-2281

The Delaware SPCA is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of cruelty and the encouragement of humane treatment of all animals.  Established in 1873, Delaware SPCA is the oldest animal welfare organization in the state and has provided continuous service to pets and their companions for more than 135 years.    Phone 302-998-2281

The society was incorporated in 1873 in response to the mistreatment of livestock being led to market in the city of Wilmington, DE.   http://www.delspca.org/
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Tuesday, April 21st                   12 noon- 5:00 pm
Faithful Friends Pet Food Pantry

Faithful Friends Animal Society
12 Germay Drive
Wilmington DE 19804

Faithful Friends has a free pet food and supply bank for pet owners who are having trouble making ends meet and for those taking care of cat colonies. Food and supplies - such as leashes, collars, bowls and toys are given out once a month and those receiving services must fill out an application on each visit. 

In order to receive Food Bank services, current pets must be spayed and neutered. Need spay/neuter options? Give us a call: 302-427-8514, ext. 0.

Although this service is offered at no cost, donations are encouraged. The food bank is supported by food & supply donations from individuals and local businesses. The food bank stock may vary from day to day.

Interested in making a supply donstion to Faithful Friends? Our Wish List will guide you to our most needed items!   http://www.faithfulfriends.us/
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Tuesday,  & Ongoing               2:00 pm-7:00 pm  
Delaware Humane Association Pets for Patriots

Delaware Humane Association
701 A Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Thanks to Pets for Patriots, we are able to offer $25 off adoption fees to Pets for Patriots members who adopt an eligible pet from DHA.Pets for Patriots is a nonprofit organization that has created a nationwide network to help place shelter pets into loving homes with veteran and service members of the United States military. Tuesday - Friday   2 pm - 7 pm Saturday & Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

To qualify for Pets for Patriots’ program benefits, the honorably adopted pet must be a dog or cat two years old or order, a dog weighing over 40 pounds regardless of age, or a special needs pet (as determined by DHA).

Offered at no cost to its members, Pets for Patriots is open to individuals from any branch of the United States military and at any stage of their careers. Those interested must first apply at petsforpatriots.org and provide proof of their military service or honorable discharge. Approval typically takes two business days, after which veterans can visit DHA for assistance in choosing their new best friend.    http://www.dehumane.org/
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 Tuesday, April and thru week                          2:00 pm - til
Visit Delaware Nature Society 

Delaware Nature Society
PO Box 700 
Hockessin, DE 19707
302.239.2334

Free activities: Pack a picnic lunch, relax in the 10-acre public park, and stroll the flower garden path. Search for eagles, ducks, turtles and other wildlife on the pond loop. Visit the 4-story nature center that contains exhibits and has amazing views of the marsh & city of Wilmington. (grey fox photo to left:DE wildlife state animal).

Find a new nature topic to explore every month on our discovery cart. Meet marsh animals with a naturalist in our lab and take a walk to look for more. (Tuesday – Saturday at 3pm) Catch tadpoles, fish, and other critters with a naturalist.  (Tuesday – Sunday, 2pm) Help us feed our turtles. (Saturdays at 12 pm)

Also: Discover winter wildlife while exploring the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge boardwalk.  Free, No pre-registration required for Nature Walks. 
The Russell W. Petersen Urban Wildlife Refuge is 212 acres of protected urban wetland along  Christina River just outside downtown Wilmington. 
The DuPont Environmental Education Center opened in 2009 . Operated by the Delaware Nature Society, a premier environmental and educational organization
Phone 302.425.4890. http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/
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Help Delaware's Homeless Animals
Find a DE group or shelter! Adopt, Donate, Volunteer!
Help a shelter and/or help a rescue group
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Petfinder
http://www.petfinder.com/awo/
index.cgi?action=state&state=DE&limit=100

Animal Shelters-Delaware
http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Delaware.asp

Mutt Cats
http://muttcats.com/shelters/delaware.htm
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Wednesday, April 22nd                              10:00 am-12 noon
Delaware State University Earth Day Celebration

Delaware State University 
Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center
 1200 N. DuPont Highway 
 Dover, DE 19901

Join in as DSU celebrates Earth Day from 10-12 noon. In much the same way that passports allow free travel to and from destinations around the world, DSU offers its students a “passport to life.” This passport will enable students to become contributing and productive members of society while gaining the confidence needed to take hold of opportunity, earn respect and build on their success. It all starts here, at DSU.

With a self-contained campus that feels like a small town unto itself, DSU sits on a historic plot of Delaware land that has grown with the times. What began as a 100-acre campus is now a picturesque 400-acre campus abuzz with growth that still takes pride in its older buildings such as Loockerman Hall, a restored national historic landmark from the 1700s.  http://www.desu.edu/administration/about-dsu
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 Wednesday, April 22nd                           11:00 am  2:00 pm
2015 Wilmington Earth Day Celebration
Rodney Square
1100 N Market St, 
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 576-2127

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day in Rodney Square during your lunch break on April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors to this annual, rain-or-shine event will enjoy:  http://www.delawareestuary.org/earth-day

free native plants and other giveaways, while supplies last
exciting, free raffle items dozens of vendors offering green products, services, and recreational info tree-themed activities in Rodney Square and the Wilmington Public Library next door a live radio broadcast by WJBR 99.5 FM  music and much more.
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Wednesday, April 22nd                Daily
Delaware State Parks Badge Programs

Alapocas Run State Park 
1914 West Park Drive 19803
Wilmington, Delaware 19803
Work toward your badges with Delaware State Parks.Delaware State Parks offer badge programs, volunteer projects and many recreation opportunities for Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages at Brandywine Creek, Brandywine Zoo, Delaware Seashore, Fort Delaware and White Clay Creek.

Badge programs include topics such as ecology and nature, birding, orienteering, canoeing, camping, history and more.

Volunteer projects are available in a wide variety of categories, such as: Wildlife and Animals, Conservation Projects, Wildlife Preservation, Mammal Counts and Identifications, Brandywine Zoo, Programs, Displays, Tracking
Research, Horseback Riding Trails, Dog Training Areas  Phone 
 (302) 577-1164. http://www.destateparks.com/
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Wednesday, April 22nd                    11:00 am - 11:30 am
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Puppet Show – Taking Care of Our Earth

Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike (Route 52) 
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807

Join us for “Taking Care of Our Earth.” Reduce, reuse, and recycle! Find out why it’s so important through our interactive show that includes a sing along!

Appropriate for small children. Seating is first-come, first-served and seats fill fast! So please plan to claim your seat early.

Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Smithsonian Channel, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the Florida Museum of Natural History.  Museum Hours Monday through Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 4:30 p.m. Closed: New Year's Day and Christmas. 
Early Closings: Christmas Eve (close at 1 p.m.), New Year's Eve (close at 3 p.m.)
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Thursday, April 23rd                         5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 
Healing With Horses Fundraiser

Tyler Fitzgerald's 
5343 Limestone Rd, 
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 234-0240

Help Celebrate and benefit Healing With Horses with dinner or drinks Please come join Healing With Horses for dinner or drinks on Thursday, Tyler Fitzgerald’s will donate 10% of your bill back to our organization. 

This includes all dine in, drinks and take out orders. Simply present this coupon to your waiter at the end of your meal. Tyler Fitzgerald’s is located at 5343 Limestone Rd. in Limestone Plaza. Thank you for your support!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1599156440296131/
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Thursday April 24th                   6:00 pm- til 
Tri-State Bird 
Volunteer Information Session

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research
 110 Possum Hollow Road
 Newark, DE 19711

Bird Care Workshops. To sign up, contact Julie Bartley at (302) 737-9543 ext 102 or email  volunteer@tristatebird.org       https://tristatebird.org/events/

Volunteer Information Session  Come and spend an hour to learn about Tri-State and how you can help make a difference. You’ll meet wonderful people, make new friends, and have fun, all while helping to care for local wildlife.

All those interested in volunteering at Tri-State must attend an information session before they can register for a bird care workshop. These one-hour information sessions will give you a good overview of our operations and expectations.

Please call ahead to (302) 737-9543 to reserve your seat at an information session.

The mission of Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is to achieve excellence in the rehabilitation of injured, orphaned, and oiled native wild birds, with the goal of returning healthy birds to their natural environment. We do this through compassionate care, humane research, and education. Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 
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           Thursday Night, April 23rd                       6:30pm -7:30 pm
L.E.A.P. - Read to the Dogs 

Greenwood Public Library
100 Mill St. 
Greenwood, DE 19950

L.E.A.P. (Literacy Education Assistance Pups) Program - Read to the Dogs: drop in anytime between 6:30 and 7:30 Thursday nights and read to Lily, the Pug, Sissy, the German Shepherd, Tank, the American Pitbull Terrier, Becca, the German Short-Haired Pointer, and Cuddles and Diana, the Chinese Cresteds.  Open to children of all ages - come in to practice your reading and have a tail-waggin' good time! L.E.A.P. nights are every Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. except Christmas. For more info visit the L.E.A.P. website or contact Robin at the Library.   http://www.greenwood.lib.de.us/
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All Season
Pick Your Own! Find a Farm Near You 
and Pick Your Own Fruits & Veggies.
Learn to Can Veggies & Fruits!      A Very Resourceful Website. 
http://www.pickyourown.org/DE.htm
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Friday April 24rd        All day
Brandywine Zoo for School Groups!

Brandywine Zoo
Education Department
1001 N Park Dr
 Wilmington, DE 198028

Earth Day Event for School Groups! Educators and students, take a walk on the WILD side and celebrate our fragile Earth! We are planning a Party for the Planet meant to educate and inspire students to make a difference. Take your group on a self-guided tour through the zoo and stop at various conservation activity stations and educator-led mini-lessons. Best of all, this event meets several state science standards! Celebration takes place in the zoo so dress for the weather. Plus, sign up for a time for your school group to have a special live animal program in our Education Building. 

Meet some animals that live behind-the-scenes at the Brandywine Zoo as part of our education department. Discover why they get to travel and how they serve as animal ambassadors. Program meets in the Education Building.   (302) 571-7747.

 To register, please fill out our Program Registration Form online or print and mail or fax it to: Brandywine Zoo Education Department    Fax (302) 571-7787. http://www.brandywinezoo.org/contact.html
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Saturday, April 25th                       9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival

Downtown Milford
207 S Walnut St, 
Milford, DE 19963

Downtown Milford Inc. and the City of Milford Parks and Recreation Department invite you to join the fun at the 12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival along Walnut St., Front Streets and the Mispillion Riverwalk in historic downtown Milford, Delaware.

Expected to attract more than 9,000 visitors this year, the Bug & Bud Festival serves as a celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Milford’s designation as a Tree City U.S.A. and Milford’s role in the ladybug’s designation as the State Bug of Delaware.

Festival highlights are the traditional Ladybug and Tree, costumed parade for both kids and pets, diverse local entertainment throughout the day, 100 plus arts & crafts vendors, a fabulous Kid’s Korner, a children’s art show and “green-themed” nature related hands-on activities including seedling tree giveaways, and  flower plantings.  Popular attractions include “ladybug decorated” paddle boat rides, multiple children’s games, a Chalk Art contest and more.

RAIN or SHINE and FREE of charge, you won’t want to miss this over-the-top outdoor festival!  Come to hear some great music, eat great food, ride on the paddle boats, don your ladybug or tree costume, shop local and most important of all… Think Bug and Bud.  For more information, contact the Downtown Milford, Inc. office at 302-839-1180.  Visit http://downtownmilford.org/2015-annual-bug-bud-festival/
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Saturday, April 25th                           9:00 am - 12 noon
Kent County 20th Earth Day Celebration

Park Area
1417 KILLENS POND RD.
HARRINGTON, DE.  19952
This is not Delaware’s Killens Pond State Park. See directions on link below. 

Earthday is a national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors generally observed on April 22 and was started in the United States in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson to create awareness for the Earth's environment and to
encourage conservation efforts. Kent County will observe our local Earthday 2015 on Saturday, 25 April 2015. This will be Kent County’s 20th Annual Earthday event. Volunteers are asked to arrive for check-in between 9:00 and 9:30 A.M., we
normally finish before 1:00 P.M. depending on the number of volunteers we have and the scope of the project.

Volunteers will be helping to extend a trail to connect with an existing trail system. This trail and reforestation projects will be a most aggressive volunteer project. It will require many volunteers willing to do some hard work. Along with developing a new trail a number of trees will need to be planted.

There will be something for all ages and abilities to do. Trail Blazing, Tree Planting and Site Clean-up (trash, and unwantedvegetation). For safety, volunteers will be working under the supervision of “Team Leaders” and Parks Staff.Please bring leather work gloves, hard-soled, lace-up shoes or boots (NO SNEAKERS, PLEASE), and a round-point shovel anda garden rake if you have one, we have limited rakes and shovels on site. Be sure to dress appropriately for outdoor work andthe weather. A handicapped port-o-pot restroom and hot and cold drinks, donuts, and fruit will be provided to all volunteers.
  RAIN OR SHINE  http://townsend.delaware.gov/files/2015/03/Earth-Day-Registration.pdf
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                              Saturday, April 25th                      10:00 am-2:00 pm
Changing Fates Equine Rescue, Inc.

Changing Fates Equine Rescue
29573 West Elliotts Dam Road
Laurel, DE 19956

Changing Fates Equine Rescue is all volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of the magnificent horses we rescue, as well as the families who adopt them.  You will have the opportunity to meet our wonderful horses and find you new partner!  You can check out our “used” tack store.  
http://changingfates.rescuegroups.org/info/adoption

Website  www.changing fates.rescuegroups.org
Donations of Feed, hay, gift cards from local feed stores would be greatly appreciated! 
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Saturday, April 25th                         10:00 am - 4:00 pm
University of Delaware Agriculture Day

University of Delaware
Townsend Hall
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-2501

Ag Day is a community event that brings agriculture and natural resources to life for the approximately 8,000 people who attend each year.  Through educational exhibits, tours, and activities, our exhibitors educate everyone, from schoolchildren to homeowners, senior citizens to teenagers, about the world of agriculture and natural resources.  http://www.delspca.org/events/university-of-delaware-agriculture-day/

The Delaware SPCA will be visiting with adoptable dogs and information about Spay/Neuter, animal wellness and more!   Phone: 302-998-2281
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Saturday. April 25th                 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
VIP PetCare & Grass Roots Rescue Society Adoptions 

Concord Pet Food 
Edgehill Shopping Center 
15 South Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901

VIP PetCare & Accepting Donations for Grass Roots Rescue Community Event.
VIP Petcare will be at our Dover store from 4pm-5:30pm doing low cost vaccinations. Also, Grass Roots rescue will be there from 10am-4pm accepting donations and applications and will have loving animals for adoption.  Store phone 302-672-9494.

Grass Roots Rescue Society,  501(c)(3) has two primary objectives:
1) Rescue dogs and cats and get them adopted;
2) Spay/neuter and provide life-saving veterinary care for rescued dogs and cats.  When funds allow, we also people with limited income get vet care for pets.

Since GRR was founded in August 2013 by Karli Swope, we have saved about 200 animals (as of 10/14).  GRR is operated completely by volunteers.  There are no employees and no compensation for the directors on the board.   Private veterinarians and/or animal hospitals provide medical care for dogs and cats and spay/neuter.  Of course, we search for discounts and special clinics whenever possible.   Visit http://www.grrde.org/     and also Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/GrassRootsRescue
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Saturday, April 25th                                10:00- all day
Collecting Donations for Stanton SPCA
  
Concord Pike -
3703 Concord Pike, 
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 478-8966

April Showers bring the kittens and puppies. Please help our Concord Pike store help the baby’s at the Stanton SPCA. We will be taking donations like used pet supplies, towels, blankets and you can always donate a Concord Pet gift card to the SPCA.  http://www.delspca.org/
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Saturday, April 25th                                 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Brandywine Zoo Earth Day Celebration (All Ages)

The Brandywine Zoo
1001 North Park Drive
Brandywine Park
Wilmington, Delaware 19802
Phone: (302) 571-7747

What can YOU do to help save species? Join us for our annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make EVERY DAY Earth Day. Stop by a learning station or talk with a volunteer docent, meet live animals, and learn about your ‘Carbon Footprint’ in this fun, educational day!  Fee: Free with paid admission to the zoo.   Visit  http://www.brandywinezoo.org/events.html
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Saturday, April 25, 2015                            10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Celebrate Earth Day by attending 
11th Annual Wildflower Celebration!  

 Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707

Stroll through our exquisite woodland gardens and enjoy gardening demonstrations, family fun activities, discovery stations, live music, delicious food vendors, and a free native plant giveaway to our first 1,000 families!

See native wildflowers at their peak! Parking for this event is at the Red Clay Reservation on Old Wilmington Road, just east of Brackenville Road.  From the parking area, shuttle buses and a walking path provide access to the garden. Visit http://www.mtcubacenter.org/
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                                Saturday, April 25th                                   11:00 am- til 
First State Animal Center and SPCA 

First State Animal Ctr. 
32 Shelter Circle 
Camden, Delaware 19934
(302) 943-6032


First State is a non-profit, open access animal shelter in Camden, DE! Thousands of animals are adopted from our shelter every year! We are proud to serve the entire state of Delaware! 

We re-home pets that were abandoned or surrendered by their heartbroken owners into new and loving homes. We have LOTS of activities and events, so we'll post OFTEN!!! :)  Pls visit  http://www.fsac-spca.org/
https://www.facebook.com/FirstStateAnimalCenter/timeline
Pls adopt. 
Adopt dogs: http://www.fsac-spca.org/adoptable-dogs/
Adopt cats: http://www.fsac-spca.org/adoptable-cats/
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             Saturday, April 25th                  11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Delaware SPCA Offsite Adoption Day
PetSmart 
3010 Brandywine Parkway 
Wilmington, DE  19803

Loving adoptables looking for their new best friend. Pls come out and meet us! Visit our website to learn about  our work for the animals along with programs.  
As a non-profit charity the Delaware SPCA is only able to provide our valuable services through donations by people like you. 

Your donations help provide low-cost spay/neuter programs for Delaware residents, housing and care for the hundreds of dogs and cats cared for daily in our shelters.  Newark 302-998-2281  Georgetown  302-856-6361.

The humane officers who investigate reports of animal cruelty in New Castle and Sussex counties are also funded entirely by donations. Investigation of animal cruelty is not funded by any government programs or agencies. Pls visit 
http://www.delspca.org/
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Saturday, April 25th                     11:00 am -12 noon
Tri State Bird Rescue Volunteer Information Session

Frink Center
170 Possum Hollow Road 
Newark, DE 19711 

Come and spend an hour to learn about Tri-State and how you can help make a difference. You’ll meet wonderful people, make new friends, and have fun, all while helping to care for local wildlife.

All those interested in volunteering at Tri-State must attend an information session before they can register for a bird care workshop. These one-hour information sessions will give you a good overview of our operations and expectations.

Please call ahead to (302) 737-9543 to reserve your seat at an information session.
Come and spend an hour to learn about Tri-State and how you can help make a difference. You’ll meet wonderful people, make new friends, and have fun, all while helping to care for local wildlife.

All those interested in volunteering at Tri-State must attend an information session before they can register for a bird care workshop. These one-hour information sessions will give you a good overview of our operations and expectations. Please call ahead to (302) 737-9543 to reserve your seat at an information session.  Visit  https://tristatebird.org/events/
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Saturday, April 25th                  12 noon - 3:00 pm  
GPA Delaware Meet and Greet, Christiana
 
PETCO Christiana Mall
200 Center Blvd S. 
Christiana, DE 19702
(302) 894-0290

Surely by late April it will be warm and sunny and no one will need coats. Come out and help us usher in the lovely spring weather. Several of our "new kids" will be there to meet as they join their first GPA-DE walk.

 SAVE THE DATES!  Here are some of our upcoming events.  More info to come later.

Saturday, May 2 - Old Dover Days, The Green in Dover

Saturday, May 2 - First ever Bark Pawlooza in Newark, 9 am - 1 pm

Saturday, May 8 - Greyhounds at Trilogy Spa in Newark. Meet and Greet and great raffles to benefit the hounds. A gift certificate to Trilogy is a terrific Mother's Day gift idea!

GPA-DE is an all volunteer organization dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired greyhounds and younger dogs that can't make the grade at various tracks throughout the country resulting in an early retirement. GPA-DE's goal is to let people know what excellent and loving pets these gentle, retired racers make.
http://www.gpadelaware.org/site/
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Saturday, April 25th                      12 noon- 3:00 pm dogs ---all day cats 
Delaware Humane Association Offsite Adoptions

Pet Valu 
3801 Kennett Pike 
Greenville, DE 19807

DHA will be joining Pet Valu in celebrating their new location in Greenville, DE! Stop by to meet some of our adorable, adoptable pets... who knows, you might just make a friend for life!The event itself is all-day, but here's the breakdown of when DHA animals will be there!

HOURS that day. 
Dogs: Saturday 12 to 3 pm   Cats: 9am - 9pm * aside from the several cats we have available on location, we will not have additional cats present *

All animals available for adoption from DHA are spayed or neutered, tested for FIV/FeLV (cats), tested for heartworms (dogs), vaccinated, microchipped, examined by a veterinarian, exercised/socialized daily, and loved! http://www.dehumane.org/adoptus 

Applications for dogs and cats already on-site will be accepted at this location and you will be contacted to schedule an adoption counseling session at DHA within 24 to 48 hours. More information about our adoption process is available on our website at dehumane.org/adoption_process
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                 Saturday, April 25th                   1:00  pm – 3:00 pm
GPA-DE Greyhound Meet & Greet

Glasgow Park
Newark, DE 19702

Come out to meet one or two foster greyhounds waiting for forever homes.  Mingle with GPA-DE members, adopters & friends with your greyhound(s) for this Meet & greet.  New adopters and hounds are most welcome.  What a greyt way for both hounds & humans to socialize and to make new friends or reunite with former ones.
"Quality family park with multiple activity areas. County park with woodland trails, tennis & basketball courts, a skate park & a farmer's market.-"

GPA-DE is an all volunteer organization dedicated to finding responsible, loving homes for retired greyhounds and younger dogs that can't make the grade at various tracks throughout the country--resulting in an early retirement. GPA-DE's goal is to let people know what excellent and loving pets these gentle, retired racers make.  http://www.gpadelaware.org/
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Saturday, April 25th                                  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Delaware Humane Low Cost Vaccinations 
at Simon's Corner

Concord Pet Food & Supplies
599 Jimmy Dr, 
Smyrna, Delaware 19977

Get low cost vaccinations, microchipping, New Castle County dog licenses and more at DHA's Vaccination Clinics. Monthly clinics are held in partnership with and on-site at Concord Pet Foods and Supplies stores throughout New Castle and Kent Counties in Delaware. Additional clinics are offered throughout the year that take place at DHA's animal care center in Wilmington, DE and other select locations. All vaccinations are administered by a licensed veterinarian.

Pet owners can receive the following services and products for their cats and dogs at this clinic:

• Rabies & canine/feline distemper vaccinations – $20 each
• Bordetella vaccinations – $15 each
• 24PetWatch Microchips (permanent identification for pet/owner reunion) – $25 each
• General dewormer (2 doses; 2nd will be sent home for you to administer at a later date) – $5
• New Castle County dog licenses – $12 to $47; payment is accepted separately (for complete licensing information, visit http://www.dehumane.org/doglicensing)

Clinics are first come, first served, and cash or checks ONLY are accepted for payment. Cats must be in hard plastic or cardboard carriers, and dogs must be wearing a collar and non-retractable leash. Your pet’s most recent previous rabies certificate with veterinarian's signature or stamp must be presented to receive a 3-year rabies vaccination. 

For complete information and things you should know before you attend a DHA Vaccination Clinic and a list of upcoming clinics, please visit http://www.delawarehumane.org/vaccinationclinics or call (302) 571-0111.
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 Sunday, April 26th                                  11:30 pm-3:00 pm
Paws for People 10th Anniversary & Volunteer Recognition 

Hockessin Memorial Hall
610 Yorklyn Road -
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-5279

The PAWS Staff and Board of Directors invite you to attend this event as they recognize the EXTRAORDINARY effort and impact of our volunteers.
Sunday, April 26th     

All are invited – family and friends are welcome! PAWS Therapy Companions are welcome as well.There is no cost for this event.  Please RSVP by April 15th.                                 

PAWS for People will celebrate their 10th Anniversary at Hockessin Memorial Hall at 1:00 pm. There will be a Volunteer Recognition Ceremony followed by a luncheon.  Luncheon Tickets are $30 per person, $25 for PAWS members. Please RSVP by April 15th.  http://www.pawsforpeople.org/recognition/
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Sunday, April 26th                       12 noon- 4:00 pm
Rescue Barn Open House with 
First State Animal Center & SPCA
"Help a Horse Day!"

First State Animal Center & SPCA
32 Shelter Cir.
Camden, DE 19934

Come join us on Sunday 12pm to 4pm to tour our Barn and meet with other loving horse owners. Food, drinks and activities for the kids. Fun, pony rides, cart rides. There will be cool give aways  and a raffle. There will be more information coming, so check back with us frequently at  http://www.fsac-spca.org/

Also other adoptables are waiting....
http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/80713.html

The First State Animal Center and SPCA is a non-profit organization. We rely on the support of the community in the form of private donations, bequests, fundraising events, memberships and volunteering to carry out our goals.   If you have questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Harding at s.harding@fsac-spca.org or by calling 302-943-6032, ext. 120.
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Sunday, April 26th                              12 noon-2:00 pm
Book Signing with Local Author Will Angelos
Concord
642 Lancaster Pike 
Malvern, PA 19355 (across stateline)
 610-647-1811

Will Angelos, a local children’s book author from the Berwyn area will be signing copies of his book “Itty Bitty Pitty In the Great Big City” at our Paoli store! Copies are $25 each and proceeds go towards local animal rescues. He’ll be in from Noon-2pm to coincide with Pittie Day! Cash Only. One and half hr from DE.

Itty Bitty Pitty In The Great Big City is a children's book about a little pit bull named Itty, who finds out that being different isn't so bad after all. https://www.facebook.com/IttyBittyPitty
Visit  http://ittybittypitty.bigcartel.com/
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Ongoing

Adopt, Volunteer and Donate to your 
local organization or shelter.

https://www.petfinder.com/

http://animal.rescueme.org/Delaware
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Ongoing
The Vegetarian Students Association Meeting
at the University of Delaware

University of Delaware
17 West Main Street
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-0616 

The Vegetarian Students Association at the University of Delaware organizes and holds social events, such as delicious vegetarian feasts ( sometimes free and always reduced priced!), group trips out of town and anything else our members can think of to make being a vegetarian at UD more fun .In addition, the VSA invites guest speakers to discuss issues related to Vegetarianism and/or the animal rights movement. These speeches are designed to be open to the entire University community and to serve as forums for intellectual discussion of the principles and ethics of Vegetarianism.  Website http://udvsa.webs.com/  Contact us http://udvsa.webs.com/contactus.htm

About University of Delaware: Thomas Jefferson once described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the East Coast, halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York City. Today, however, the location of Delaware's flagship university increasingly is invoked as "halfway between Los Angeles and London."

In addition to our Georgian-inspired main campus in Newark, Delaware, UD has locations across the state--in Wilmington, Dover, Georgetown and Lewes. A thriving study-abroad program and expanding international partnerships further enhance our students' education as global citizens. 
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House Rabbit Society-Southeastern 
Pennsylvania-Delaware Chapter 

HRS Shelter
Newport, Delaware

Serving Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware, Northern Maryland and Southern New Jersey. The House Rabbit Society is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization with two primary goals:   1) to rescue rabbits and 2) to educate the public.

The Southeastern PA-DE Chapter of the House Rabbit Society is located in Newport, Delaware. Shelter hours are Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please call (302) 683-9009 for more information about any of the shelter's rabbits, for directions, to arrange a visit or for an adoption appointment. Free rabbit care information is also available, or see the national HRS home page at http://www.rabbit.org/ for information about rabbit care in general. Visit our website at http://www.rabbit.org/chapters/se-pennsylvania/
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 Delaware SPCA Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic
Stanton, DE
Georgetown, DE

The Delaware SPCA operates two low-cost spay/neuter clinics to serve pet owners, feral/stray cat caretakers, and rescue groups. We are a non-profit organization that can offer low-cost spay/neuter prices because private donations and grants help subsidize the true, higher cost of spay/neuter procedures. 

Schedule an appointment! Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Stanton Shelter: (302) 998-2281. Georgetown Shelter: (302) 856-6361
Website http://www.delspca.org/services/neutering
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Cape Henlopen State Park -Seaside Nature Center

Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes, DE 19958

The park's Seaside Nature Center features marine aquariums and natural history exhibits about the park. Environmental education programs are offered year-round. The nature center also contains an auditorium and a gift shop.
Programs offered include hayrides, guided nature walks and hikes, birding trips, preschool programs, school programs and children's vacation workshops.

Cape Henlopen State Park is a Delaware state park on 5,193 acres  on Cape Henlopen in Sussex County, Delaware.   Phone: (302) 645-8983
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Delaware Humane Association
Looking for Volunteers, Opportunities for Employment

If you are interested in joining a committee, please contact Patrick Carroll, Executive Director, at pcarroll@dehumane.org or (302) 571-8171, ext. 302.

Visit DHA website to learn all about the ways you can either work 
or volunteer for the Animals! http://www.dehumane.org/

Pet Food Pantry Donations
All of our shelter pets are on a specific diet but if you would like to collect various food brands, they can be used to help families in need with pets.  Delaware Humane Association’s pet food pantry relies on donations from the public.  All pet food brands are accepted as well as cat litter and pet treats.
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First State Vegan
Delaware
Mission is to eliminate the cruel and needless suffering and death of animals by helping to make cruelty-free choices easier for people in Delaware. Choose vegan—their lives depend on it. See our website for a wealth of resources.

Discover area restaurants that serve vegan-friendly fare, stores and speciality shops that sell cruelty-free food and drink, and find out where to buy fresh local produce. New to vegan eating? Check out vegan basics for tips and tools for making the transition easy and rewarding. This and much more.

http://firststatevegan.com/Email us at   info@firststatevegan.com 
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Adopt, Volunteer, Donate! Help Winterize. 
Horse Rescue Groups

http://horse.rescueshelter.com/Delaware
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UPCOMING in JUNE!
Rehoboth Beach VegFest 2015 

About VegFest
Rehoboth Beach VegFest 2015 is set for Saturday June 13th, 2015!

Additional VegFest festivities and events take place all weekend long.

Make plans now to be at #RBVegFest15 for the coolest event of the summer!
   Visit   http://rehobothvegfest.org/#
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Throughout Year
Delaware Beach DOG RULES

Bethany Beach
Dogs are banned from the boardwalk and beach through Sept. 30. At other times, dogs must be on a leash.
Dewey Beach 
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round, but there are limitations during the summer - roughly Memorial Day to Labor Day, when they are prohibited from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dogs don’t have to be leashed.
Fenwick Island
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 1 to Sept. 30. At other times, dogs must be leashed. 
Lewes
Dogs are allowed on the beach all year except May 1-Sept. 30. During that time, dogs are allowed before 8 a.m. or after 6:30 p.m. They must be on a leash.
Rehoboth Beach
Dogs are not allowed on the Boardwalk or the beach from May 1 to Sept. 30. During the off season, dogs are allowed but must be leashed.
State Parks
Dogs are prohibited from swimming or surfing beaches, but are allowed in areas designated for surf fishing vehicles.
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 Ongoing                 Email us for adoption appt.
           DAWG Adoptions
Delaware
Our Mission is to measurably improve the lives of unwanted domestic animals and to prevent their needless suffering and death; to increase public awareness of the plight of these animals; to rescue, maintain and place animals abandoned to kill-shelters and discarded by volume breeders; and finally, to educate the public about the social issues associated with pet overpopulation and the benefits of spaying and neutering their pets.   See our available loving pets! http://www.daawgs.org/animals/browse

DAAWG and all the homeless cats and dogs are in desperate need of wonderful foster homes. If you can find space in your heart for just one homeless pet, that's one less that will die, abandoned in a kill shelter. If you are interested in providing a loving foster home for a dog or cat - please contact us! A dog or cat will owe their life to you.

All applications must be screened and approved prior to placement. We thank you for your understanding.   daawgsinc@yahoo.com
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  Every Other Week
The KCSPCA Vaccines & Licensing Clinic 

KC SPCA Shelter
60 Cochran Dr. 
Camden, DE 19934 

Walk in. First come first served.  We  hold Vaccine & Licensing Clinics at our shelter in Camden, DE as well as various other locations around the state according to the schedule listed above. If you are unable to attend one of theses clinics, we also offer a low-cost Wellness and Vaccination clinic. Contact the shelter for info. Call 302-698-3006 .  http://www.kcspca.org/clinics/walk-in-clinics.html

We understand that our weekend open call clinics get very busy and that some may not be able to attend weekend clinics because of personal schedules. Well here is a weekday clinic just for you!
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Comfort Caring Canines Pet Therapy
"Reaching Out with Hand and Paw"

Comfort Caring Canines is a dedicated group of volunteers who share the love of their canine companions — trained and tested Therapy Dogs — with others. Our dogs come in all shapes and sizes, and our visits range from a simple exchange of smiles and wagging tails to obedience demonstrations and tricks. http://www.comfortcaringcanines.org/

We visit community nursing homes, child care centers, hospitals and senior citizen centers in the southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland area. If youwould like to request a therapy visit, email ccc@comfortcaringcanines.org
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Delaware Action for Animals Humane Education
Delaware Action for Animals
P.O. Box 423
Newark, DE 19715-0432

Humane education has been taught for years by humane societies and SPCAs to elementary school students in the context of teaching kindness toward dogs and cats. DAA defines humane education much more broadly to include kindness to all animals, including human animals as well as Earth itself.

For more information or to request a humane educator with this expanded focus to speak at your school or youth group, please contact at phone (302) 368-3330
Web: www.da4a.org     Email: helpanimals@da4a.org
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Have Fun With your Animals at DE 
Pet Friendly RV Parks! 

*Fenwick Island, DE   *Rehoboth Beach, DE  *Selbyville, DE

Delaware offers a variety of state and private parks that welcome recreational vehicle owners with pets. So take some time to spend with your best friend  experiencing the beautiful outdoors! 

You can find pet-friendly RV facilities in Fenwick Island, Millsboro, Rehoboth Beach and Selbyville. While Delaware's state pet visitation rules apply to all animals, most regulations are written for dogs. Different RV parks maintain additional rules.

State Rules
You can find a list of state pet guidelines -- including requirements for licensing and vaccinations -- at the Delaware State Parks website (see References). Pets must be on leashes of no more than six feet, except when in designated off-leash areas .On park grounds, pets must be kept quiet from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Read more here ! 
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      Sunday, April 26th                        6:00 pm-7:00 pm local time 
                                                            A Prayer for the Animals

~An official Delaware  Week for the Animals event~

Join others who would like to observe a moment of prayer for the precious animals. We are requesting prayers from 6 pm local time on Sunday.  This is a multi-faith observance. 

Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. Please light a candle. 

For ideas on this activity, please visit, http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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 Pls contact us to organize or list an event. We will be adding scores of activities to celebrate DE!
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