Delaware Office of Animal Welfare



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




London’s good looks and sweet personality will make her a perfect companion. She’s a bit shy in the shelter and would blossom best in a home that can ease her into the family gently. This nine-month-old does well with the other kitties in the shelter’s free-roaming room so should fit into a home with other cats. You can adopt London for a fee you name through Sunday, April 12th. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,



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COVID-19 Modified Operations

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is taking precautionary measures to reduce the risk to the public and employees, and in anticipation of decreased staffing capacity.

Hours of operation are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. Animal Welfare Officers will continue to respond to matters of public safety, investigate animal cruelty and neglect, pick up stray dogs, respond to potential human exposure to rabies, and provide agency assistance. Non-urgent and other issues will deferred to a later time. Officers will respond to emergencies only between 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m.  24-Hour Dispatch: 302-255-4646.

Animal Shelters Need Your Help!
Animals continue to need our help and await homes in animal shelters, but with fears of COVID-19, adoptions are down while intake continues. Please help ease the burden on Delaware’s animal shelters by adopting or fostering now.

Pets and Coronavirus
It is important to remember there is no evidence that animals can contract or spread the virus. For more information on Coronavirus and Pets, visit