Cape Gazette

First State Animal Center and SPCA
Contact: Kevin Usilton
32 Shelter Circle
Camden, DE 19934
Phone: 302-943-6032

The mission of the First State Animal Center and SPCA is twofold:


by prevention of cruelty and suffering, rescue of the trapped or injured, emergency medical treatment, temporary housing for homeless animals and the reduction of homeless pet overpopulation through targeted spay/neuter and education programs.


through our serious commitment in placing only stable, safe and well-adjusted animals into homes where they will thrive while simultaneously educating the public about responsible pet guardianship.


Charming Choco

This MUSKETEER is a little bit HERSHEY, a little bit BABY RUTH, and Choco the 7 year old Lab-mix is as sweet as our all time favorite chocolate bars! Adopted as a puppy from our shelter, his owner's medical issues brought Choco back to us to be re-homed. The big guy is very picky about his pet ...
Dash is a darling

Meet Dash. He is a 3-4 year old male domestic short hair. This guy is all love and is ready to share it with you. He has been with us for 250 days now and is waiting at Petsmart in Dover for you to take him home.
Sasha is ready to share her love with you!

Meet friendly girl Sasha. She is 9 months to a year old so she still has a lot of puppy energy. She came to us from a bad situation and is now ready for her forever family. She is attending obedience class with a volunteer and needs to have someone willing to continue that in her new home. She ...
Emerson needs a home

This wide eyed beauty is Emerson! Emerson is a unique dog with a big sense of self preservation. Because of this, it is recommended that she be introduced to the whole family before going to a home. She's a girl with a sweet heart, and has no one she feels safe enough to share it with. Given the ...
MooMoo is for you!

Moo Moo is a large, female pot-bellied pig. She somehow got lost from her people, and is anxiously awaiting a new home. She's a very friendly girl and likes to be rubbed. When she hears the word "cookie," she'll bang on her stall door so you don't forget to give her some! She's very people ...
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