Our Causes
Dog Rescue, Community Hunger and Education

Our Causes
Dog Rescue, Community
Hunger and Education

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 1,162 dogs, adopted out 1,133 of those 1,162. We’ve also helped with vetting of 391 dogs that weren’t part of our rescue. We’ve grown to an unimaginable size and now have 21 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 5 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 2019, the Milton Community Food Pantry celebrates its 5th year of service in the community. It all started June 9, 2014, providing supplemental groceries to 9 individuals.

Now we provide groceries for an average of 240 individuals each week.

Our goal is to provide enough supplemental food for each family member to have 3 meals a day for 3 days. In 2018 we provided food for 12,226 people. If our 2019 first quarter numbers continue thru the year, we predict serving to over 18,000 people, a staggering 30% increase.

We cannot continue to meet the needs of our local hungry families without the community’s continued support.

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.

The Milton Historical Society is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The Society collects, preserves, and interprets stories, artifacts and documents related to Milton and the Broadkill Hundred for study and education.

We welcome the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage.

We’re a small, but mighty historical society and museum located in Southern Delaware. We’re all about promoting local history and creating a center for community engagement.

The Milton Historical Society was founded in 1970 when the town recognized the importance of preserving the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The museum is located in a former Methodist Church that was originally built in 1857.

Lydia Black Cannon, a resident of Milton, purchased the building and donated it to the MHS to house its growing collection. The building was renovated and reopened in 2006 to serve as Milton’s museum, lecture hall, art gallery, education and research center, and as the social center of our community.

https://www.historicmilton.org

The Milton Historical Society is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The Society collects, preserves, and interprets stories, artifacts and documents related to Milton and the Broadkill Hundred for study and education.

We welcome the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage.

We’re a small, but mighty historical society and museum located in Southern Delaware. We’re all about promoting local history and creating a center for community engagement.

The Milton Historical Society was founded in 1970 when the town recognized the importance of preserving the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The museum is located in a former Methodist Church that was originally built in 1857.

Lydia Black Cannon, a resident of Milton, purchased the building and donated it to the MHS to house its growing collection. The building was renovated and reopened in 2006 to serve as Milton’s museum, lecture hall, art gallery, education and research center, and as the social center of our community.

https://www.historicmilton.org

The Milton Historical Society is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The Society collects, preserves, and interprets stories, artifacts and documents related to Milton and the Broadkill Hundred for study and education.

We welcome the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage.

We’re a small, but mighty historical society and museum located in Southern Delaware. We’re all about promoting local history and creating a center for community engagement.

The Milton Historical Society was founded in 1970 when the town recognized the importance of preserving the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The museum is located in a former Methodist Church that was originally built in 1857.

Lydia Black Cannon, a resident of Milton, purchased the building and donated it to the MHS to house its growing collection. The building was renovated and reopened in 2006 to serve as Milton’s museum, lecture hall, art gallery, education and research center, and as the social center of our community.

https://www.historicmilton.org

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