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Board Member Resigns from Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary

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GEORGETOWN, Del.- The Safe Haven Animal Shelter is a "no kill" animal shelter in Sussex County. It is newly built and still operating under appointment-only visits. But, a third board member has resigned just this year.

Diane Meier is that board member. She said the shelter is not doing everything it can to get dogs adopted, and she would not stand by that. Meier said she saw first-hand animals being reserved or kept at Safe Haven for too long.

Pairs of dogs there are being adopted as bonded, meaning if you want one, you have to take the other. 

"Animals are being held there even though people want to adopt them, and I couldn't defend or support that," Meier said. "I felt I couldn't be on the board anymore."

Safe Haven Executive Director Anne Gryczon gave WBOC this statement in response to people questioning their adoption process.

"We are committed to finding the best home for each animal based on its needs and the lifestyle and needs of their adopters," she wrote. "We take several applications per cat or dog to find the best match."

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