The Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is seeking donations to care for three malnourished and injured dogs found earlier this week in the basement of a Wilmington home.
The dogs – named Fleetwood, Mac, and Stevie – are undergoing treatment and care and the SPCA's Newark shelter, and are slowly improving.
Shelter officials said animals control officers were called to the Brown Street residence by authorities who discovered the dogs during an eviction. The officers said they found the three mixed-breed dogs in cramped cages in their own feces. Shelter officials said all three dogs are malnourished, with Fleetwood, a three-year-old male, in the worst shape. He has lost all of his hair, was covered in fleas, and is underweight. However, shelter officials said despite his condition, he's a friendly dog.
Each dog will have several months of recovery time before permanent homes can be sought.
Donations to the Second Chance Fund are being accepted at www.delspca.org. The SPCA is a nonprofit organization that does not receive state or county funding.