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Humane Law Enforcement Division

DELAWARE SPCA HUMANE LAW ENFORCEMENT

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Investigator Brett Conley – Georgetown/Stanton

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The Delaware SPCA Humane Law Enforcement Division Investigators are committed to protecting animals from abuse. Delaware SPCA is granted law enforcement authority under Title 3 and Title 10 of the Delaware State Code, and is charged with the responsibility to enforce the Delaware Animal Cruelty Laws. All personnel are sworn and commissioned Delaware State Constables and carry statewide jurisdiction and authority.

Our Investigators respond to over 1,000 complaints of animal cruelty each year, rescuing animals in distress. The Delaware SPCA provides safety, and veterinary care while seeking loving homes for neglected and abused animals, and bringing those who caused the suffering to justice.

Our Investigators also seek to educate animal owners and caretakers in an attempt to elevate the standard of care and improve the quality of life for as many animals as possible. Education can help an animal owner improve the care of their pet, allowing that pet to remain in a loving home.

REPORTING ANIMAL ABUSE

If you would like to report suspected cruelty to animals, please call us at (302) 998-2281 in New Castle County, and (302) 856-6361 in Sussex County between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm Monday-Friday. Calls received in the evening or on weekends/holidays will be handled on the next business day. For emergencies, please call your local police department.

You may also file an ONLINE ANIMAL CRUELTY REPORT

We serve New Castle and Sussex Counties only, where we have shelter facilities.

THE HUMANE LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION OFFERS A $CASH$ REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THOSE INVOLVED IN ILLEGAL ANIMAL FIGHTING. ALL INFORMATION WILL BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.

PLEASE NOTE: Animal cruelty investigations do not include barking dogs, loud cats, or loose animals. In addition, concerns regarding improper shelter, lack of food or water or animals roaming free is handled by the organization contracted in each County for animal control. Please call:
  • In New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties, please contact Delaware Animal Care and Control at 888-352-7722 or 302-698-3006 ext 1

For a summary of animal cruelty laws in Delaware, click below!

DELAWARE ANIMAL CRUELTY LAWS

STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY. JUSTICE FUND

The Justice Fund, maintained by the Humane Law Enforcement Division, supports the animal victims of cruelty and funds rewards offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of animal abusers. Too often, an animal is beaten or otherwise abused by an unknown assailant.

The Delaware SPCA’s Humane Law Enforcement Division works hard to bring justice to abused animals!

The Delaware SPCA’s HLE Program is not funded by the government. We are a nonprofit organization that relies on donations to provide this life-saving program. Please lend your support.

Did you receive an order of correction?
You may visit any licensed veterinarian in the State of Delaware to complete your order of correction.
Do you have a concern about your experience?
Tell us about it in our officer evaluation: officerevaluation@delspca.org
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