Delaware Office of Animal Welfare



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




A shelter favorite, Coop came to the BVSPCA after spending an extended period of time in an overcrowded shelter partner. Coop is friendly with other dogs, but would prefer a home with older children. You can adopt Coop for a fee you name through Sunday, September 20, 2020 (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,


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COVID-19 Modified Operations

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is taking precautionary measures to reduce the health risk to the public and employees.

Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Animal Welfare Officers will continue to respond to matters of public safety and animal welfare, investigate animal cruelty, pick up stray dogs, respond to potential human exposure to rabies, and provide agency assistance.  Officers will respond to emergencies only between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.  24-Hour Dispatch: 302-255-4646.

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