The Brandywine Valley Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reopened the New Castle Campus on July 27 for all services after the fire that destroyed the veterinary clinic and damaged the adoption areas.
A car crashed into the building early the morning of July 9, sparking a fire that killed the driver and four cats and displaced nearly 100 animals.
Cleanup at the facility started immediately after the fire. Work crews have cleaned and repaired the adoption areas, where there are now dogs and cats available for adoption. Rebuilding is expected to take up to two months. In the meantime, other parts of the facility have been temporarily equipped for spay/neuter surgeries and wellness visits. Regular operating hours are as follows:
— Adoptions: Noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
— Wellness: By appointment noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays.
— Spay/neuter surgery: By appointment Tuesdays through Fridays.
Costs of the fire are still being totaled, many of which will not be covered by insurance. The BVSPCA asked for the public’s help with donations to fund the rebuilding effort. Donations can be made at fundly.com/bvspca-new-castle-campus-fire or by mailing checks to Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720.
For information, call 516-1013 or visit bvspca.org.