Northern New Castle County DE

Delaware Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals– Newark
New Castle County Shelter
455 Stanton Christiana Road
Newark, DE 19713

Monday - Wednesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Adoptions and showings end 1/2 hour before closing.
The shelter is available by phone 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday
Emergency on-call officer available 24 hours a day through our answering service.

Services: Adoption, placement, low-cost spaying/neutering (including $10 spay and neuter program for qualified DE residents), cruelty prevention and investigation unit, humane education, lost & found, dog licensing, low-cost rabies clinics.

Delaware Humane Association – Wilmington

701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
Shelter: 302-571-0111
Fax: 302-571-0745
Office: 302-571-8171

Administration Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Animal Visitation
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Noon to 7 pm
Wednesday: Noon to 7 pm
Thursday: Noon to 7 pm
Friday: Noon to 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm

The Delaware Humane Association's mission is to act as a voice for companion animals and to enhance their welfare by providing temporary shelter, spay/neuter services, humane education programs, and adoption/placement resources.

Dumpster Cats Rescue League - Bear (Cats Only)
P.O. Box 219
Kirkwood, DE 19708-0219

Dumpster Cats is an all volunteer group dedicated to helping homeless kittens and cats.  Collectively, they have helped rescue and find homes for over 1,200 kittens and cats and have spayed and neutered over 1,500 cats.

Lost and Found Dog rescue Adoption Center - New Castle (Dogs Only)
Ivy Ridge, New Castle, DE 19720
Contact: Marleen Oetzel
866-748-3245 (Toll Free)

Their passion is rescuing dogs/pups but our primary goal is to ensure that each pet they adopt out is spayed or neutered. They guarantee that their pets cannot reproduce, cannot contribute offspring to add to the overpopulation in our community. They rescue homeless and unwanted dogs/pups from shelters, foster them in volunteer homes, and find homes for them.

Faithful Friends – Wilmington
12-a Germay Drive
Wilmington, DE 19804
phone: 302-427-8514
fax: 302-427-2855

Mission: End the routine killing of dogs and cats through rescue and adoption of homeless pets, affordable spay/neuter programs that target the neediest pet owners in our community, and outreach programs that prevent pet owner relinquishments.

Significantly increase adoptions of homeless pets by building a state-of-the-art Adoption Center that provides medical care and a homelike setting where dogs and cats can live free of stress and fear until new homes are found for them.

Provide care options for homeless pets that need more time and training to become adopted or who need lifetime care by creating a Sanctuary in Delaware. Here, animals who are difficult to place in homes because of age, illness or temperament can live out their natural lives in safety. Create therapeutic programs that bring animals and their gifts of unconditional love, companionship and healing to children and the elderly in residential facilities who suffer from isolation, depression or the effects of abuse or illness.

Reduce overpopulation by providing spay/neuter programs which target the neediest pet owners and feral/stray cats.

Reduce pet relinquishments to shelters by offering support, training and alternatives to owner give-ups. 

Pet 'Life Line' (302.427.8008) This information and referral line is maintained by dedicated, trained volunteers. They provide information, referrals and advice on pet care and responsible pet ownership.

Other Resources:

Delaware Pets—The NewsJournal Online

Online magazine about pets and pet happenings in Delaware.

Petfinder– Online Site

The temporary home of 278,822 adoptable pets from 11,481 adoption groups. Dedicated to helping homeless pets. Site contains lots of tips and links.

Lost & Found of Delmarva– Online Site

#2 West Fenwick Station
Selbyville DE 19975
Phone: 302-436-9471

Statewide - A one stop place to post, inquire, and view pets in the area that have been lost or found. Data is collected through newspaper ads, posters, local veterinarians, and through individuals.

Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research – Newark

110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711
Phone: 302-737-9543 (answered from 9 am - 5 pm EST daily)
Fax: 302-737-9562

Tri-State is open to the public to receive injured birds 7 days a week
Hours: May-Sept: 8 am - 6:30 pm; Oct – April: 8 am – 5 pm

Mission: To achieve excellence in the rehabilitation of injured, orphaned, and oiled native wild birds, with the goal of returning healthy birds to their natural environment. They do this through compassionate care, humane research, and education.

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