Welcome to our new home at the beach!

Delaware Humane Association (DHA) is pleased to announce plans to open a storefront adoption center in the Lewes/Rehoboth Beach area in June 2017. The new center, located in the Midway Plaza at 18675 Coastal Highway, will be a place where individuals and families can adopt a cat or dog. Animals will be readied for adoption (veterinary exam, age-appropriate vaccinations, spayed/neutered) at its Wilmington animal care center and transported to the new center on a regular basis. Additional programs and services will be available, such as low-cost vaccination clinics, retail items, dog license sales, pet supply resale shop, pet food pantry for those in need and birthday parties for kids. In time, DHA may offer dog obedience training classes and dog day care.

As Peggy Eddens, Board President shared, “This decision is the result of our strategic planning efforts and the combined thought leadership of our Board of Directors and Patrick Carroll, Executive Director of DHA. We are honored for the opportunity to bring our mission, Making Friends for Life, to Sussex County and to humbly serve that community. We are very grateful for the outpouring of support for this meaningful initiative.”

DHA’s goal is to make it more of a community center for those who share our love for animals. The Association values matching the right people with the right animals, offering a friendly and welcoming environment, empowering others to care for animals, and being kind, caring, and compassionate. Providing excellent medical care to the animals and building relationships in the community are also highly important. DHA has a long history of serving animals in Sussex County and looks forward to working in collaboration with other groups, such as the Delaware SPCA, Brandywine Valley SPCA, First State Animal Center & SPCA, as well as many cat rescue groups, and is eager to strengthen and build relationships with adopters, supporters and local businesses.

DHA is seeking volunteers who support our mission, Making Friends for Life, and who will help with care of the animals, adoptions, transport and fostering. Those interested can learn more at delawarehumane.org and indicate their interest in volunteering at the Rehoboth center. They may also contact Jody Rini, Adoption Center Manager at JRini@delawarehumane.org.

Paw Print  Donors who give $1000 or more during the new location’s first year will be our Founders, and as such, will be recognized permanently in the new Rehoboth Adoption Center.

Paw Print Donors of $250-$999 will be part of our Sandy Paws Giving Circle and will be recognized in the Rehoboth Adoption Center for one year following their contribution.

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