Join us now in planning this exciting week for Delaware's animals! 

Visit the Calendar of Events page for details on the wide array of exciting, wonderful events taking place in towns and communities across Delaware during this amazing annual Delaware Week for the Animals!  Visit Animal World USA Weeks for the Animals  website to see how other states celebrate-

Also see how United Kingdom Week for the Animals, Africa Week for the Animals and India Week for the Animals celebrates each year.

Throughout the entire week, shelters, rescue groups, and humane organizations across the state will be hosting wonderful animal-related special events.  Educators, students, businesses and caring citizens across Delaware will be joining in as well, celebrating and helping animals.  

Events will include adoption fairs, spay/neuter awareness events, shelter adoption days, R.E.A.D. dog programs in libraries,  activities to build awareness for the farm animals and therapy dogs visiting hospitals along with living-assisted homes.

Also to be included are a salute to our K-9 military and working dogs, pet food  pantry initiatives  and SPRING-filled days for families to come and enjoy food, music and the amazing animals!

Become involved! Events are being planned now, and we urge animal lovers everywhere in Delaware to participate! See the page "Become Involved" on the website for lots of great ideas and suggestions on what you can do.

Please note we will be adding events and activities right up & through the week. 
We want you to be an important part of this year's celebration.  Please share your ideas and let's make this very special annual DE Week for the Animals during the holidays better than ever!

Please Join Together With...

Governor John Carney

Animal World USA
American Heartworm Society, Wilmington, DE
About My Beaches, Life Along the Coast
Andy's Friends
Bellevue State Park
Bethany Town Cats
Beverly Bellows, Artist
Brandywine Zoo
Castaway Cats
Cats Around Town Society, Inc.
Chenoa Manor Animal Sanctuary
Chritiana Dental Spa, Newark
Comfort Caring Canines Therapy Dogs Inc.
Comp Animals - Landenberg PA
Cool 101.3
Delaware Animal Advocacy Guild, Inc
DAAWGS - Delaware Alliance for Animal Welfare Groups, Inc.
DADS - Delaware Animal Disaster Services
DAR - Delaware Animal Response
Debra L. Sipple Memorial, Inc. (Debbie's Fund)
Delaware for Angels Among Us Animal Sanctuary 
Delaware Action for Animals
Delaware Companion Animal Federation
Delaware Emergency Management Agency
Delaware Humane Association
Delaware Library System 
Delaware National Estuarine Research Reserve
Delaware Nature Society
Delaware On Line
Delaware SPCA - New Castle County Shelter
Delaware SPCA - Sussex County Shelter
Delaware State Parks
Delaware Veterinary Technicians Association
Delaware Votes for Animals
Delmarva Cat Connection
Delmarva Decorative Artists
Dover Air Force Base
Drop Squad Kitchen
Faithful Friends No-Kill Animal Shelter, Inc.
Feral Friends of Millsboro
First State Vegan
Forgotten Cats, Inc.
Frankford Library
Frankford Elementary School
Freedom Cycle - Wilmington
Georgetown Family Restaurant
Georgetown SPCA Volunteers
Gerilyn Gaskill, Artist
Get Your Wag on, Dog Training
Girl Scout Troop #42,  Jayne Werbrich-Girl Scout Troop Leader 
Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
Greyhound Pets of America:  GPA Delaware
Guiding Eyes for the Blind - Delmarva Region
Historic Lewes Cat Society
Home Again
Homeless Cat Helpers, Inc.
Homestead at Rehoboth Bed & Breakfast (Beautiful & Pet Friendly)
Joe Biden, Senator & VP & Family
Kent County SPCA
Kent County & Greater Dover Convention and Visitors Bureau
Killens Pond State Park
Little Sisters of the Poor  
Lost and Found Dog Rescue No-Kill Adoption Center, New Castle
Major George S. Welch Elementary School
Matthew Denn, Lt. Governor of Delaware
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue - Delaware Dog Fest
Millsboro Art League
NIFAA -National Institute for Animal Advocacy
PAWS for People - Pet Assisted Visitation Volunteer Services, Inc.
Paws of Tomorrow, Inc.
People's Place - The SAFE Program
Purrfect Haven Cat Rescue
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church - Georgetown
Southern DE Therapeutic and Recreational Horseback Riding, Inc.
Spring Dewey 
Summerwind Stables
Sussex County Animal Association
The Gryphon Press
Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research, Inc.
Vegetarian Students at University of Delaware
Vice-President Joe Biden and Family
Whimsical Animal Rescue
World Peace Diet  
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Our profound gratitude to the Governor 
for proclaiming 
Delaware Week for the Animals!
Scroll down to read the official proclamation. 
Gratitude to Governor John Carney, Jack Markell & President Joe Biden who inspire us with their compassion!
9th Delaware Week for the Animals!
2024 datesTBA


 Delaware Week for the Animals 

Whereas, the mission of Animal World USA is to educate and inspire people to raise awareness for the conservation of animals inhabiting the United States; and
Whereas, Animal World USA developed the State Weeks Campaign back in 2005, in order to bring communities together on behalf of protecting animals; and
Whereas,  working with educational institutions, shelters, humane societies, rescue groups, nursing homes, hospitals, legislators, and animal advocates, the State Weeks Campaign has established itself as an advocate of supporting animals; and
Whereas, Delaware Week for the Animals is a celebration which highlights the relationship between Delaware citizens and their animals and
Whereas, Delaware Week for the Animals hopes to provide opportunities for the citizens of Delaware to better understand and care for animals.
Now, Therefore, I, Jack A. Markell, Governor,
do hereby declare April 18th – 26th, 2015
 and urge all Delawareans to appreciate those who work tirelessly every day for the animals in communities across the State of Delaware.
John Carney
Jack Markell
'The First State'
Joe Biden