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44 dogs in good condition after Delaware caregiver dies

February 26, 2019

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The death of a Delaware resident has necessitated the removal of 44 dogs for whom the resident was the primary caregiver.

Delaware Office of Animal Welfare Director Christina Motoyoshi tells the Delaware State News relatives of the elderly caregiver contacted the office after the resident passed away last week. The office and the Brandywine Valley SPCA removed the nearly four dozen dogs Friday.

The dogs have received full veterinary evaluations, and were in good condition. They are being spayed and neutered. Eight will be returned to relatives, while 36 will be placed for adoption.

The dogs mostly consist of small breeds, like Chihuahuas, Pomeranians and Yorkshire terriers. They range in age.

Brandywine Valley SPCA CEO Adam Lamb praised the relatives for being proactive in ensuring the dogs’ wellbeing.

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Information from: Delaware State News, http://delawarestatenews.net