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Delaware Senate Approves Animal Adoption Bill

Posted: May 09, 2018 7:02 AM Updated:

Cats and dogs used in research lab testing in Delaware may soon have a better shot at finding an adopted home.

The Delaware Senate gave final approval on a bill requiring institutions that get public funding to place healthy, retired cats and dogs up for adoption through local shelters.

Animal advocates say  a better option than mandatory euthanasia for dogs and cats that otherwise could find homes.

"It's just the right thing to do. They have a purpose. They essentially did a good deed and it's time to give back to them after their use," said Heather Brenner with the Rescue + Freedom project.

The bill now heads to Gov. John Carney's desk.

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