GEORGETOWN, Del. — The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has decided to sell its Georgetown shelter and reopen its flagship Stanton shelter.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports ( ) the Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Valley SPCA, which handles animal control for Delaware, will take over the Georgetown building this year.

Brandywine SPCA spokeswoman Linda Torelli says the organization plans to extend adoption hours and offer affordable veterinary services.

Delaware SPCA said in a statement Thursday that by giving up its Georgetown facility, it’ll be able to reopen its Stanton shelter to adoptable animals later this summer. Delaware SPCA Board President Diane Ferry says Sussex County residents will benefit from a much-needed state-of-the-art facility.

Delaware’s SPCA board voted to close and sell its Stanton shelter last summer due to mounting debt.

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,

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