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


Hello friends! My name is Star, and I am a gorgeous brown and black tabby who arrived at the Brandywine Valley SPCA when my former family could no longer care for me. The change in my situation has been understandably scary, and I am a little timid, but with friendliness and gentleness from my two legged pals my wonderful personality is shining through. I love to be petted and will purr beautifully with approval when shown such attention. I’m spayed, microchipped and up to date on vaccinations and would love to find a family to love forever. Just remember, when you wish upon a Star…

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