Most cruelty cases come to light when someone reports something that doesn't seem right. Get involved.
Reach out to report anything suspicious or any animal in need. Reports can be made anonymously.
Most cruelty cases are identified by a friend, family member, or neighbor.
Animal control and humane law enforcement officers receive specialized training in fighting cruelty.
Our Animal Protective Services officers fight cruelty in our service areas of Chester and Delaware Counties.
The state of Delaware provides animal control through the Office of Animal Welfare. We provide animal services under contact with OAW.
All animals require shelter from the rain, snow, wind, and sun. Shelter is any non-metal structure that will keep the animal warm and dry.
All animals require necessary veterinary care. Necessary vet care is that which is required to treat illness or injury.
All animals require clean and sanitary living conditions. Living space should be free of debris, and waste should be removed routinely.
All animals require necessary drink and sustenance. Water and food must be provided in amounts sufficient to maintain weight and hydration.
No animal can be abandoned. Abandoned animals are those whose caretaker has forsaken their duty of care.
No animal can be beaten or neglected.
Supporting the work to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome cruelty victims is one of the most vital ways you can help those who can't help themselves. Together, we will bring them the hope and love they deserve.
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