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Brandywine Valley SPCA Download

Download June 13th, 2019

Linda Torelli, Marketing Director of the Brandywine Valley SPCA discussed the no-kill shelter, which places dogs and cats in new loving homes.  She spoke on how animals fall into their care, through abandonment or simply by getting lost.  We talked about surrender, how they work with families to help keep an animal at home through a pet food and supplies pantry, through training and through their low cost Vet Clinic, but also how they help with the surrender when an owner can no longer care for a beloved pet.  We also touched on Trap/Neuter/Return programs for feral cats.   Ms Torelli spoke about the volunteers who keep them operating, through taking the animals, exercising them, and acting as foster homes for young or sick pets.  We wrapped with information about the big Mega Adoption event at the Bob Carpenter Center in Delaware where hundreds of adoptable pets will be available and ready leave with their new parents.  She gave us tips on how to pick a new family member, how to introduce existing pets to the new one and how to prepare the home and family for the addition.

For more information on adopting, volunteering, making a donation of money or items, or for info on the low cost Vet Clinic for spay/neuter and vaccinations, go to

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