Delaware County working on next steps for animal control

    Delaware County is working to create a “plan B” to deal with stray animals once the county’s animal control agreement with the Delaware County SPCA ends later this year.

    CBS 3 reports the SPCA extended its deadline for assisting with stray animals when it was thought the county would have a new shelter and operator in place in Darby.

    Plans for the new shelter, however, have been placed on hold after animal county protection officials told CBS 3 the construction of such a facility was more complicated than originally thought.

    Once the SPCA stops, local animal protection officials say they will have a new plan in place that involves contracting with agencies outside the county, according to CBS 3.

    Editor’s note: This post has been updated to clarify the roles of the county and the county SPCA.

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