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


Jax is a little over a year old, and it is obvious that this big boy has not missed a meal; in fact, he will meow at you when his food bowl is low. If you need someone to talk to, he is a talker who loves to cuddle. He enjoys playing with his laser and feathery bells. Jax has lived well with dogs and cats, and he is great with kids. He is now neutered and up to date on his vaccines. He would do well in a home where he can all the love and attention he deserves! Jax’s adoption fee is “pay what you want” through Sunday, August 6. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE, 302-516-1000,

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