Deleware governor signs progressive animal protection bill

Deleware's new Animal Companion Protection law is the most progressive in the country

On July 23rd, the Governor of Delaware signed the most sweeping, progressive companion animal protection legislation in the United States. Modeled on the No Kill Advocacy Center’s Companion Animal Protection Act, the bill was spearheaded by the non-profit No Kill shelter Faithful Friends, in Wilmington, Delaware, and involved groups like Stray Haven Animal Sanctuary.

The Delaware Companion Animal Protection Act mandates collaboration between shelters and rescue groups. Under the new law, a shelter cannot kill an animal if a rescue group is willing to save that animal’s life. It also makes convenience killing illegal—shelters can no longer kill an animal when there are available cages or the animals can share a cage or kennel with another one.

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