Collingdale residents press government on animal control

    Delaware County residents are worried about their pets as the June 30 cut-off date draws near, when the county SPCA will suspend its animal control services. Residents want a solution from their townships. So far, there aren’t any.


    Collingdale Borough Manager John A. Hewlings told residents Monday night the Delaware County Consortium of Governments has discussed a county-wide plan, but no such solution has been found.

    Ridley Township is the only municipality to have taken a step, reports the Delaware County Times. Its partnership with Morris Animal Refuge at 12th and Lombard streets that would allow the local animal control and police to take six dogs per month to the Philadelphia shelter for $125 each. But there’s no plan for other pets, or for residents who want to drop off dogs themselves.

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    Collingdale Mayor Frank C. Kelly told residents police would temporarily hold dogs found with collars and tags.

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