About DAS

Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is the community service and enforcement unit of the Delaware Division of Public Health Office of Animal Welfare (OAW).  DAS works to ensure the health and safety of animals, people and the community.

DAS serves residents and animals statewide in the areas of:

  • animal cruelty prevention and enforcement
  • dog control
  • dangerous dog management
  • dog licensing
  • rabies control

Vision and Mission

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.