Humane Animal Partners was established in 2022 when Delaware Humane Association and Delaware SPCA merged. Both organizations had a long history of serving animals and people in our community and beyond. Delaware SPCA was established in 1873 by Ferris Bringhurst and other concerned citizens in response to the mistreatment of livestock being led to market in the City of Wilmington. In 1957, Delaware Humane Association was founded by a group of volunteers concerned with the welfare of dogs and cats in our community. Through the merger of these two organizations, Humane Animal Partners was born and is poised to serve future generations of animal lovers.
Every year, Humane Animal Partners, a no-kill nonprofit animal welfare organization, finds homes for thousands of dogs and cats. We pride ourselves on caring as much for people as we do for animals, and value the relationships we have within the communities we serve. Humane Animal Partners offers a variety of programs to promote pet retention, including low-cost veterinary care and spay/neuter services; low-cost vaccination clinics; and free community pet food pantries.