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


Leela is a gorgeous 2-year-old short-haired black cat with stunning gold eyes. While she is a little shy at first, once she warms up to you, she becomes quite friendly and will happily climb into your lap to be pet. Slightly introverted, she enjoys having a cozy little place of her own where she can snuggle up and hide away for a little while. She would do best in a quieter home with someone who can give her some space while she gets comfortable. Stop in and meet this volunteer favorite – she looks forward to meeting you!


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