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



Mustache is a quiet but sweet two year old who’s hoping for a home that can see everything he has to give. He can be a bit shy around new people, but he warms up to be such a loving little guy and a total purr machine. Mustache does very well with the other kitties in our free-roaming room, he’s friendly with children, and he wouldn’t mind living with a laid-back dog. Mustache can be adopted at a fee you name through Friday, August 17th, or at no fee on Sat, August 18th for the Clear the Shelters event. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,



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