Delaware Office of Animal Welfare

Report a Violation

Animal Control Violations

For dogs at large, improper dog housing, unsanitary living conditions, dangerous dogs or similar complaints covered under Title 16, Chapter 30F,

The cities of Newark and Dover remain responsible for dog control within city limits.

  • Delaware Animal Services – New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties
    302-255-4646 or report online below
  • City of Newark – within city limits
    Newark Police 302-366-7111
  • City of Dover – within city limits
    Dover Police 302-736-7111

Animal Cruelty Complaints
Cruelty and neglect of animals is against the law. If you are concerned about an animal’s welfare and suspect cruelty or neglect, contact DAS immediately.

Delaware Animal Services 302-255-4646 or report online below.

Livestock Animal Cruelty Complaints
To report cruelty or neglect of agricultural or farm animals, call:

Delaware Department of Agriculture 302-698-4500


To file an animal violation or complaint, fill out the following form. In order to properly investigate all violations, you must include the address where the animals are located. If you do not know the violator’s name, type “unknown”. Information is confidential and is required for follow up by an animal welfare officer.

IF YOU ARE REPORTING AN EMERGENCY: Do not file a report online. Call 302-255-4646, 24hrs a day.

Complaint Form

Violation and Location

The following fields represent that of the owner of the animal in question.

Your Contact Information

All information is kept confidential
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