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Donations for Millsboro Dogs Increase, Man Accused of Abuse Appears in Court

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A dog named "Yams" was one of fourteen dogs that the Delaware Division of Public Health said were found neglected at a property in Millsboro. (Nick Layman/WBOC) A dog named "Yams" was one of fourteen dogs that the Delaware Division of Public Health said were found neglected at a property in Millsboro. (Nick Layman/WBOC)

SUSSEX COUNTY, Del. -  The man accused of abusing and neglecting dogs on a Millsboro property will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on December 29th.

Atwood Timmons II appeared in court today, but the hearing was continued for two weeks, as Timmons said he needed time to sell his property so he could pay his lawyer. Attorneys for the state expressed frustration at this claim, saying Timmons made a similar excuse when the preliminary hearing was continued the first time on December 1st. The judge told Timmons that when he appears next, a hearing must take place, whether Timmons has the attorney wants, or a public attorney, or represents himself.

As the case against Timmons continues, efforts to help the 14 dogs rescued in what officials called "one of the worst neglect cases we have seen," have reached a national level. 

Nicholas Lee is creating and auctioning off fourteen custom guitars to raise money for the dogs' care. His GoFundMe page has already raised $12,500, and that number may go up as they begin selling physical raffle tickets tomorrow at the Crooked Hammock in Lewes and Chesapeake Woodworkers in Millsboro. 

Lee says support for the dogs has gone national, with companies across the country pitching in to help him make the guitars.

Some of of the 14 dogs are up for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. For more information on them, call 302-516-1008.

To donate to Nicholas Lee's GoFundMe, click here. 

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