Brandywine Valley SPCA plans to turn vacant building into rescue and rehab center

The newly acquired 11,500 square foot facility in Georgetown, Delaware needs about a half-million dollars in work.

John McDevitt
June 09, 2018 - 2:38 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Brandywine Valley SPCA won a bid at auction Saturday to purchase a facility to become a rescue and rehab center for vulnerable animals in the region and elsewhere. The organization is asking the public for support as additional funds are needed.

The Brandywine Valley SPCA serves the state of Delaware and Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania.

The newly acquired 11,500 square foot facility in Georgetown, Delaware needs about a half a million dollars in work. It will eventually be a place where abused animals, newborns and those with behavioral issues can get the help and training they need to become more adoptable.

Walt Fenstermacher is the director of the BVSPCA. He says even animals displaced by a natural disaster will be able to benefit.

"After Hurricane Harvey, the hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, we relocated animals to the East Coast," he said, "and having a facility like this will allow us to increase our capacity, increase our life-saving efforts."

Fundraising efforts are underway to turn the building into the rescue and rehab center.

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