Vigil for euthanized Safe Haven dogs to be held in Wilmington

By Joe Irizarry 9:00pm, November 19, 2013 - Updated 2:00pm, November 20, 2013
A vigil is being held for the 19 dogs put down at the Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary in Georgetown before it closed last week.

WDEL's Joe Irizarry has more.

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The candlelight vigil will be held at the Concord Pet on 1720 Faulkland Road in Wilmington at 6 PM Wednesday night, and there will be one at the same time in Lewes.

Diane Meier is the writer at the No Kill Delaware blog, and she tells our sister station, Delaware 105.9 that this vigil is a way for those who love dogs to mourn.

"It's like a funeral, why do we have funerals? So people can come together and hug each other and cry and be in the company of other people who care," Meier says.

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Meier adds a few groups were trying to save the dogs prior to Safe Haven's closing on November 14th, but they didn't have the time they thought they had.

"They were all doing everything they could, and I am sure we could have gotten every dog out of there if they had stayed open until November 30th the way they promised,"

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The vigil in Lewes will be in the parking lot of D.J.'s Pet Depot on 17644 Coastal Highway.

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