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




Courier is a beautiful two-year old with a story that inspires us all.  She arrived after being hit by a car, and even after dealing with a broken jaw & leg amputation, her resilience is nothing short of amazing.  This cutie has a great personality; she loves getting cozy for a long nap and gets along well with other cats really.  After everything she’s been through, she really deserves a comfortable home where she can regain her strength and balance.  Courier can be adopted at a fee you name through Sunday, April 22nd. (Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 302-516-1000,



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