Delaware Animal Control needs help in horrific cruelty case

Delaware Animal Care and Control needs public’s help with solving horrific crime against animals off Smith Bridge Road in Wilmington


Contact Sherri Warburton, Chief of Delaware Animal Care and Control
(302) 698-3006, option 1 or e-mail.



March 21, 2014 -- Delaware Animal Care and Control requests the public’s help with information on the following: The bodies of an adult intact male American pit-bull canine, 1 dove and 2 chickens were found together by rail road workers in a secluded area off of Smith Bridge Road in Wilmington, DE.  The canine has a deep laceration on his neck and the birds were decapitated.  Any information provided by the public will be confidential in locating the individuals responsible. Please call (302) 698-3006, option 1 if you have any information that would help this case.

Delaware Animal Care and Control is under the auspices of the First State Animal Center – SPCA. The mission of the First State Animal Center and SPCA is twofold: they protect animals from people, by prevention of cruelty and suffering, rescue of the trapped or injured, emergency medical treatment, temporary housing for homeless animals and the reduction of homeless pet overpopulation through targeted spay/neuter and education programs; and they protect people from animals through their commitment  in placing only stable, safe and well-adjusted animals into homes where they will thrive while simultaneously educating the public about responsible pet guardianship.

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