More than 30 supporters and volunteers joined the staff of the Delaware Humane Association Rehoboth for a Paint for Paws event. Everyone unleashed their inner artists and created their own canvas depictions of paw prints in the sand.
DHA, centered in Wilmington, opened its Rehoboth dog and cat adoption center just over a year ago to better serve Sussex County. Consistent with its mission to connect people with animals and build strong relationships to serve the community, DHA envisioned the Rehoboth location as a community center where animal lovers can come together, have fun and support homeless pets. The painting fundraiser was a vibrant, fun-filled realization of that vision, and it raised needed funds to support DHA Rehoboth.
Currently, there are 10 dogs and seven cats available for adoption in Rehoboth. This higher-than-usual number is a result of DHA Wilmington accepting dogs and cats from shelters in hurricane- affected areas, working in partnership with Brandywine Valley SPCA and Best Friends Animal Society. After receiving any needed medical care, animals are transported from Wilmington to Rehoboth on a regular basis. All animals are spayed or neutered, assessed for behavioral qualities and well-groomed before being relocated to Rehoboth for adoption.
DHA depends on volunteers to help with animal care, including: walking dogs, playing with kittens, cleaning out crates and socializing the animals. New volunteers are always welcome and particularly needed now because of the high volume of animals. For more information, interested individuals may stop by the Rehoboth center, go to delawarehumane.org or find the center on Facebook.
Donations may be sent to DHA Rehoboth Adoption Center, 18675 Coastal Highway, Suite 8, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971. DHA is open from 12 to 7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and from 12 to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. DHA Rehoboth is closed Wednesdays. Every measure of support is greatly appreciated.