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


Lyle arrived as a stray with a severe tail injury that required a tail amputation. He’s on the mend and hoping someone will show him what it means to be loved. Lyle lives amongst the other kitties in a free-roaming room so should do well in a home with other cats. He might do best in a quieter home where he can get his paws back under him again. This four-year old can be adopted at the fee of your choice through Sunday, January 28. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,








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