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Del. Governor Strengthens Animal Cruelty Law


STANTON, Del. (AP)- 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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