Gov Carney to Sign Cat Protection Bill Monday
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.