Our Causes
Dog Rescue, Community Hunger and Local Services

Our Causes
Dog Rescue, Community
Hunger and Local Services

Doggone Happy Animal Rescue


(Photo: JENNIFER CORBETT/THE NEWS JOURNAL)

Doggone Happy Animal Rescue was founded by Dawn Mitchell. It started with the picture of a very sad pitbull mix on Facebook. This dog, named Mindy by the shelter, now known as Cali, was located at a shelter in San Bernardino, CA.

Knowing nothing about rescue, I commented that I would help her if only I was closer. A rescuer in SoCal saw my comment and messaged to help me. She pulled the dog, which means had her taken from the shelter (I didn’t even know what that meant then). She found a foster for her and got her transport set up to Delaware to me. I committed to finding a home for her, because we couldn’t take in another dog. We had no fosters then, so it was stressful, but eventually Cali got the home of her dreams and is thriving to this day.

I decided I would try to save one dog a month to do my part in helping.

2 months later, someone posted a dog and her 10 3 weeks old puppies on FB and said they needed to be gone ASAP. People were trying to take individual puppies at that young age. My wheels were turning, because I was so worried about them.

A complete stranger saw my comment that I would take everyone. She messaged me and asked if I was a rescuer, and I said I kind of was, but not really. She asked where they were going to go. I told her I would find room at my house because those babies couldn’t leave their mom so young. She offered to foster. I was very trusting then, and have learned a lot since, but it was the best decision I ever made.

Rebecca turned her shed into a nursery for mom and pups, we put a heat supply in there, and Pretty Girl and her 10 “Blizzard Pups” were the first DHARlings. This was in March, 2015. There was a predicted blizzard the day I picked them up, hence the name. Once those dogs were posted, things just exploded from there. There hasn’t been a minute to breathe since then.

To date, we’ve rescued 3,996 dogs and adopted out 3,892 of those 3,996. We’ve heartworm treated 612 dogs. We’ve grown to an unimaginable size and now have 33 fosters.

We don’t change or cut corners with anything. All potential adopters and fosters are all thoroughly screened and we do home checks for everyone. Our volunteers are incredibly dedicated and believe in our mission. We have so many new friends, all thanks to dogs.

I feel like I’ve acquired a lifetime of knowledge in nearly 7 years. We don’t rush dogs. When they come into rescue, they’re with us until they decide they’re ready to be adopted. Everything we do is for them and in their time. We firmly believe rescue is ALL about the animals.

We have definitely found that they rescue us as well.

www.doggonehappyde.com

In June 2021, the Milton Community Food Pantry celebrates its 7th year of service in the community. It all started June 9, 2014, providing supplemental groceries to 9 individuals.

Now we provide groceries to an average of 168 individuals during each food distribution.

Our goal is to provide enough supplemental food for each family member to have 3 meals a day for 3 days a week. In 2020, when Covid-19 hit, it was very difficult to get food: our in-kind food donations and food rescue were minimal. The number of volunteers decreased significantly due to concerns for their health. We had to change our model of distribution several times for the safety of our clients and volunteers. In spite of all of this, we were able to provide enough food for 62,136 meals! We were also able to reach out to our most vulnerable clients and get the food to them.

The Milton Community Food Pantry services all who ask for food. This includes senior citizens, people  with disabilities, people who have lost their jobs permanently or temporarily, as well as young families who are unable to make ends meet. We cannot continue to meet the needs of our local families facing food insecurity without the community’s continued support. You continue to amaze us with your help!

MCFP is a 501 (c)(3) Non-profit organization. We are a strictly volunteer organization and we rely on the generosity of Milton residents and businesses.

For more information visit us on Facebook @MCFPDelaware or on our website, miltonpantry.org.

Today we all live in a time of history. Throughout that history, Milton Fire Department has been there to help people in need. For the past 100 years that is just what the volunteers of this community have done. Whether its a natural disaster, rescue, accident, or fire, when the call came, Milton Emergency Volunteers responded.

The seemingly quite town of Milton has had more than a fair share of history, excitement, and glamour before any fire department was formed. In the early days of this settlement when a house or building caught on fire, the citizens would remove all the items they could before the fire overwhelmed them. What they were doing was what we today call Salvage in the Fire Service.

Milton Fire Department, Inc. and Ladies Auxiliary have always kept state of the art equipment with the financial support of the communities we serve and we thank them.

The membership today stands proud of our fore fathers that laid the foundation that makes us what we are today. With their vision, today Milton protects and provides emergency services to the Town of Milton, Broadkill Beach, Prime Hook Beach, and the community of Harbeson, along with the rural areas around them that are experiencing explosive growth.

Today you see the apparatus of Milton and other departments from throughout Delaware. The fire service of Delaware is family, we no longer grow as one department, the fire service grows together, we depend on each other more everyday with the specialized emergencies that we all face.

www.milton85.com

Today we all live in a time of history. Throughout that history, Milton Fire Department has been there to help people in need. For the past 100 years that is just what the volunteers of this community have done. Whether its a natural disaster, rescue, accident, or fire, when the call came, Milton Emergency Volunteers responded.

The seemingly quite town of Milton has had more than a fair share of history, excitement, and glamour before any fire department was formed. In the early days of this settlement when a house or building caught on fire, the citizens would remove all the items they could before the fire overwhelmed them. What they were doing was what we today call Salvage in the Fire Service.

Milton Fire Department, Inc. and Ladies Auxiliary have always kept state of the art equipment with the financial support of the communities we serve and we thank them.

The membership today stands proud of our fore fathers that laid the foundation that makes us what we are today. With their vision, today Milton protects and provides emergency services to the Town of Milton, Broadkill Beach, Prime Hook Beach, and the community of Harbeson, along with the rural areas around them that are experiencing explosive growth.

Today you see the apparatus of Milton and other departments from throughout Delaware. The fire service of Delaware is family, we no longer grow as one department, the fire service grows together, we depend on each other more everyday with the specialized emergencies that we all face.

www.milton85.com

Today we all live in a time of history. Throughout that history, Milton Fire Department has been there to help people in need. For the past 100 years that is just what the volunteers of this community have done. Whether its a natural disaster, rescue, accident, or fire, when the call came, Milton Emergency Volunteers responded.

The seemingly quite town of Milton has had more than a fair share of history, excitement, and glamour before any fire department was formed. In the early days of this settlement when a house or building caught on fire, the citizens would remove all the items they could before the fire overwhelmed them. What they were doing was what we today call Salvage in the Fire Service.

Milton Fire Department, Inc. and Ladies Auxiliary have always kept state of the art equipment with the financial support of the communities we serve and we thank them.

The membership today stands proud of our fore fathers that laid the foundation that makes us what we are today. With their vision, today Milton protects and provides emergency services to the Town of Milton, Broadkill Beach, Prime Hook Beach, and the community of Harbeson, along with the rural areas around them that are experiencing explosive growth.

Today you see the apparatus of Milton and other departments from throughout Delaware. The fire service of Delaware is family, we no longer grow as one department, the fire service grows together, we depend on each other more everyday with the specialized emergencies that we all face.

www.milton85.com

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