Animal Control

Domestic Animal Control

Middletown has entered into a contract with the Brandywine Valley SPCA for full Animal Protective Services (APS), including enforcement of both state and local animal ordinances as well as stray animal transport, boarding, and care. 

To report an animal control issue during normal business hours, please call the Township at 610-565-2700. During the evening or weekend hours, please contact the BVSPCA Animal Control Dispatch office directly at 610-692-6113 x 212.

APS Officers will respond to specific complaints and known problem areas within the Township and effect abatement through counseling, issuance of warnings, violation notices, or by any combination of the above resources. 

Lost or stray dogs must be confined in some manner in order for an APS Officer to collect and transport it to the BVSPCA. APS Officers will not respond to a stray dog call unless and until the animal is contained. If your dog is lost, please call the BVSPCA to determine if it has been transported there. All stray dogs collected within Middletown Township borders by BVSPCA Officers are transported to the BVSPCA for boarding.

If you find a lost dog with a current license tag, you can visit the Delaware County website at Return a Lost Dog and enter the number of the current license registration. You will then have access to the dog's name and phone contact in order to reach the dog's owner. Only the dog’s name and phone contact are given. No individual names or addresses are made available.  The service is free and available 24/7.


Other Animals/Issues

Residents experiencing issues with wildlife on their properties must contact a wildlife removal contractor.

Dead deer on public rights-of-way are removed by the PA State Game Commission. To report a dead deer on a Township road, please call the Township at 610-565-2700.  You may also complete an Online Service Request Form.

You may call PennDOT to report a dead deer on a State Road at 1-800-FIX-ROAD.   You may also contact the PennDOT Customer Care Center through Customer Care Center.

State roads are Route 1, Route 352, Route 452, Lenni Road, Rose Tree Road, Barren Road, W. Knowlton Road, Parkmount Road, Lundgren Road, Dutton Mill Road, Bortondale Road, Creek Road, Van Leer Ave., and a portion of Darlington and New Darlington Roads.