The eight members appointed Tuesday to Delaware County’s new Animal Protection Board will appoint a ninth so the group can oversee the construction of the county’s animal-control facility in Darby Township.
The board and the facility are part of the effort to step up animal control services when the county SPCA ceases its own services at the end of the year. Animal control will be up to the municipalities, and Upper Darby, Springfield, Ridley, Middletown, Darby and Glenolden all have representation on the Animal Protection Board.
The Delaware County Daily Times reports the SPCA is hoping the ninth board member is someone with animal welfare experience. Board members won’t be compensated for their work.