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 Atticus, and I am a gorgeous 3 year old female who arrived at the Brandywine Valley SPCA after my family surrendered me. Did you know Atticus in Latin means classic and elegant? It is certainly true in my case! I was a little shy when I first arrived but I have come out of my shell and greet my friends as they arrive to say hi. I search out attention and love to be on the receiving end of some pets. I am neutered, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations. I am such a great cat and so deserving of a forever home- might that be with you?

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