Together, our voices will advance protections and justice for animals.
In 1999, a small group of Delaware citizens organized, calling themselves Citizens for the Protection and Care of Animals. They worked tirelessly to expose the mass mistreatment and killing of pets in Delaware’s publicly funded shelter. Their voices grew, they educated state legislators and the citizens of Delaware, and they partnered with local media to expose the injustice.
Thanks to community support, our collective voices, and partnerships with other shelters, we successfully lead major legislative reforms which successfully reversed Delaware’s 90% kill rate.
But, we still have work to do! Today, our focus is on lifesaving and keeping pets with families and colony caretakers who love them. Cats have been left out of Delaware’s safety net for so long. Too many are being abandoned every day and cat colony caretakers are overwhelmed. Dogs who present with behavior challenges before or after entering shelters do not have full opportunities for a second chance at life. And many other animals face neglect, abuse, and exploitation.
We can and must do better.
Please help us with key initiatives and be a voice for the voiceless, our animal friends. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Meade