Del. governor strengthens animal cruelty law
STANTON, Del. (AP) - August 4, 2012 (WPVI) -- 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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