Delaware County SPCA says animal control is up to the towns

    The Delaware County SPCA continues to catch flak from county municipalities who say the SCPA’s decision to stop animal control is leaving the towns with no options for strays.

    The SPCA responded to the latest critics with the same answer it’s been giving since the announcement in 2010: tough noogies.


    OK, those actual word weren’t used. But, the SPCA has stood firm in its decision to become a no-kill shelter in 2012, which starts with the decision to end animal control by June 30.

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    Controlling the stray population will then be up to municipalities, and no amount of breath-holding and foot-stopping has deterred the SPCA’s decision.

    Delco SPCA Director of Community Relations Justina Calgiano told the Delaware County Times animal control is a legal municipal issue, which may call for the county to build a shelter.

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