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Rep. Kimberly Williams and Sen. Jack Walsh Honor the Office of Animal Welfare with a Tribute for 10 Years of Service

DOVER, DE (Feb. 6, 2024) – On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) was recognized by the 152nd General Assembly, with House Concurrent Resolution 81 sponsored by Rep. Kimberly Williams, (D-19), and Sen. Jack Walsh, (D-9). November 2023 marked 10 years since the OAW was established under the Delaware Division of Public […]




DPH’s Office of Animal Welfare Announces Sixth Arrest In Connection With January 8th Dog Fighting Bust; 4 Dogs Rescued

DOVER, DE (Jan. 20, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) announces the arrest of a sixth man involved in a Seaford dog fighting incident from January 8. OAW charged Laurel, DE, resident Ronnell Jacobs, age 45, with three felony counts related to dog fighting, and two misdemeanor counts […]




Delaware Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware State Police Rescue 14 Dogs; 5 Residents Face Felony Dog Fighting Charges

DOVER, DE (Jan. 11, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) and the Delaware State Police (DSP) responded to a complaint of suspicious activity at a Seaford residence over the weekend resulting in charges related to dog fighting and the rescue of 14 dogs. One dog died from the […]




Delaware Animal Services Seeks Tips In Dog Abandonment Case Resulting In Death

***WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW. MAY TRIGGER.***       DOVER, DE (Aug. 5) – The Office of Animal Welfare’s (OAW) Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is seeking the public’s help with providing any information that may lead to identifying the person responsible for abandoning a dog that was found clinging to life earlier this week. The […]




Dr. Karyl Rattay Announces Departure From Delaware Division Of Public Health Effective June 30, 2022

DOVER, DE (MAY 13, 2022) – Today, Dr. Karyl Rattay is announcing that she will be leaving her role as Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) effective June 30, 2022.  Dr. Rattay assumed her position in 2009, during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, and is the nation’s longest serving Public Health Director. As […]







 Pages Tagged With: "Office of Animal Welfare"

Rep. Kimberly Williams and Sen. Jack Walsh Honor the Office of Animal Welfare with a Tribute for 10 Years of Service

DOVER, DE (Feb. 6, 2024) – On Tuesday, January 23, 2024, the Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) was recognized by the 152nd General Assembly, with House Concurrent Resolution 81 sponsored by Rep. Kimberly Williams, (D-19), and Sen. Jack Walsh, (D-9). November 2023 marked 10 years since the OAW was established under the Delaware Division of Public […]




DPH’s Office of Animal Welfare Announces Sixth Arrest In Connection With January 8th Dog Fighting Bust; 4 Dogs Rescued

DOVER, DE (Jan. 20, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) announces the arrest of a sixth man involved in a Seaford dog fighting incident from January 8. OAW charged Laurel, DE, resident Ronnell Jacobs, age 45, with three felony counts related to dog fighting, and two misdemeanor counts […]




Delaware Office of Animal Welfare, Delaware State Police Rescue 14 Dogs; 5 Residents Face Felony Dog Fighting Charges

DOVER, DE (Jan. 11, 2023) –   The Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Office of Animal Welfare (OAW) and the Delaware State Police (DSP) responded to a complaint of suspicious activity at a Seaford residence over the weekend resulting in charges related to dog fighting and the rescue of 14 dogs. One dog died from the […]




Delaware Animal Services Seeks Tips In Dog Abandonment Case Resulting In Death

***WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE BELOW. MAY TRIGGER.***       DOVER, DE (Aug. 5) – The Office of Animal Welfare’s (OAW) Delaware Animal Services (DAS) is seeking the public’s help with providing any information that may lead to identifying the person responsible for abandoning a dog that was found clinging to life earlier this week. The […]




Dr. Karyl Rattay Announces Departure From Delaware Division Of Public Health Effective June 30, 2022

DOVER, DE (MAY 13, 2022) – Today, Dr. Karyl Rattay is announcing that she will be leaving her role as Director of the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) effective June 30, 2022.  Dr. Rattay assumed her position in 2009, during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, and is the nation’s longest serving Public Health Director. As […]