In 2021, DHA and Delaware SPCA announced their intent to merge into one organization. The organizations recognized that they both had the same commitment to animals and were doing the same work in competition with one another, but by coming together, they could better serve the community. In September 2022, the organization launched its new name and brand, Humane Animal Partners. Click here for more information.
Humane Animal Partners occasionally receives state and local grants. However, the organization holds no government contracts and operates as a completely independent entity. This allows us to make decisions that are in the best interest of the animals in our care and people who we serve. Humane Animal Partners is 100% funded through donations and earned income (adoptions, vaccination clinics, etc.).
In 2018, Best Friends Animal Society named Delaware the first no-kill state. This means all of the major animal welfare organizations in Delaware have a commitment to provide a 90% or better “save rate.” Humane Animal Partners is a no-kill organization and we take euthanasia very seriously. When we make the difficult decision to euthanize an animal, it is due to an irreparable health condition negatively affecting the animal’s quality of life or because we are required by law (e.g. dog aggression).
Please call our Wilmington or Stanton/Christiana locations to set up an appointment. The pet will be assessed by our medical team before the animal is able to be surrendered. Surrender is subject to space availability in our shelter, and only occurs at our Wilmington or Stanton/Christiana locations. We cannot guarantee in advance that we will be able to accept any animal. Click here for more information.
All three of our locations hold low-cost vaccination clinics on set dates. Click here for dates and times for all public clinics. In addition to vaccinations clinics, we offer public vaccinations at our Stanton/Christiana location.
Humane Animal Partners does not accept or pick up stray animals. We recommend calling Delaware Animal Services at (302) 255-4646 for more information.
Yes, Humane Animal Partners offers spay/neuter services to our community.