Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kent County Levy Court Posts Dog Control Info

The Kent County Levy Court finally provided some information on  their website today.  I just wanted to post so people are aware of the necessary phone numbers.

DOG CONTROL SERVICES Please be advised that effective July 1, 2012, Dog Control Services as defined and set forth in Delaware Code Title 9, Chapter 9 will be provided in Kent County, Delaware by Safe Haven
Animal Sanctuary.  These services are limited to issues concerning stray dogs (dogs at-large) and dangerous and potentially dangerous dogs as described in Delaware Code.  Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary may be reached at 302-856-6460.  The website address for Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary is www.SafeHavenDE.org. 
Over the next few weeks we will be in a period of transition as Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary
initiates engagement and staffing assignments.  During this period of transition, priority will be
given to emergency response for injured stray dogs and potentially dangerous dogs.
Inquiries pertaining to animal cruelty, and animal bites including dog bites shall continue to be
made to Kent County SPCA at 302-698-3006.  The website address for Kent County SPCA is www.kcspca.org.   -    Kent Count Levy Court Website
An additional note to Kent County residents is to be cautious during this period.  As the 4th of July approaches, make sure your dog is secure and safe before the fireworks begin.  Per the notice above, injured and potentially dangerous dogs will be the priority, not lost dogs.  So it's important to keep your dog secured, and if it is lost you need to search thoroughly because there won't be animal control trucks on patrol during the transition.  Although the notice does not state so, I would assume that you can call Safe Haven and at least put in a lost dog report.