Inside Politics

Del. governor strengthens animal cruelty law

Saturday, August 04, 2012
Gov. Jack Markell

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell has signed a bill strengthening the state's animal cruelty law to limit how long dogs can be tied.

The bill expands the definition animal cruelty to include tethering a dog for 18 or more hours in any 24-hour period. It also bans tethering very young dogs and some nursing dogs.

The governor signed the bill Friday in Stanton.

Violators face possible prosecution on animal cruelty charges.

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