Delaware Office of Animal Welfare

Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is the community service and enforcement unit of the Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW). DAS serves residents and animals statewide in the areas of animal cruelty enforcement, animal control, dangerous dog management, dog licensing, and rabies control.

Vision and Mission

Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is committed to creating a safe community that celebrates the human-animal bond, where animals are free from abuse and neglect, every pet has a home, and animal caretakers have access to the tools and resources needed for their companions.

Our mission is to make our Delaware communities safer for animals and the public through the professional delivery of animal related services, innovative problem solving, and cooperative partnerships.

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Adoption Spotlight


Hi, my name is MC and I am a gorgeous 3 year old Domestic Shorthair who arrived at the Brandywine Valley SPCA as a stray with a litter of kittens. I was taken in to foster care and was a great mom and now I am ready to be adopted myself! I’m just a kitten in a cat’s body, though a small one! I get along with dogs and enjoy laying in rays of sunshine. I’m energetic and love to run around the house but also enjoy lounging with my humans as well. I’m one of the smartest cats you will ever meet- so come meet me soon!

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