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Delaware Gov. Carney Signs Community Cat Legislation

Gov. John Carney signed HB 235 into law to protect free-roaming cats in Delaware. The law states that free-roaming cats deserve the full protection of animal cruelty laws and that shelters have the full protection of the law to implement return-to-field programs. It will also protect caretakers who manage colonies of free-roaming cats. This bill, which was nearly two years in the making, was a collaboration between Best Friends Animal Society, Brandywine Valley SPCA, Faithful Friends Animal Society, Delaware Humane Association, Forgotten Cats of Delaware, the Office of Animal Welfare, the veterinary community, the wildlife community, and the public. The passage of HB 235 is considered a big win for free-roaming cats and caretakers in Delaware and will help save more lives.

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