Delaware Clarifies Cruelty Code

Delaware Governor John Carney has signed into law Delaware Senate Bill 179, which rectifies redundancies in Senate Bill 139, enacted in March 2020 to amend the state’s cruelty code by prohibiting leaving dogs outside unattended for more than fifteen minutes in inclement weather, limiting tethering to a maximum of two hours, banning wire flooring in housing for dogs, and prohibiting allowing dogs to run at large except in rare instances such as at designated dog parks, while hunting, or on a farm.