Gov Carney to Sign Cat Protection Bill Monday

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On Monday, Governor John Carney will sign HB 235 into law – to protect free-roaming cats in Delaware.  The signing will take place at 2pm at Faithful Friends in Wilmington.  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.  The new law will humanely and effectively reduce the population of free-roaming cats in our communities via shelter-based sterilization and vaccination programs.  It will also protect caretakers who manage colonies of free-roaming cats.  The bill has been nearly two years in the making and was a collaboration between several animal groups.