Update! DE Amends State Code to Save Victims of Dog Fighting

pawsupPaws Up!
To the State of Delaware for passing an amendment to state code that aims to save the lives of dogs seized from dog fighting operations.

In June, we encouraged our Delaware readers to support SB 245, An Act to Amend the Delaware Code Relating to Dangerous Dogs and Animal Fighting and Baiting. This amendment has since passed and modifies Titles 3, 9, and 11 of Delaware State Code to end the state’s policy requiring automatic euthanasia of any dogs seized from dog fighting operations. Governor Jack Markell signed the amendment into law on July 31, 2014. Under the newly modified code, any canines seized from dog fighting operations will undergo behavioral and physical evaluation. Any dogs who are found to be good candidates for rehabilitation and adoption will not be euthanized but instead transferred to a qualified rescue organization.

An amendment to DE state code  gives canine victims of dog fighting opportunities for new lives in adoptive homes.

An amendment to DE state code gives canine victims of dog fighting opportunities for new lives in adoptive homes.

Take Action: Delaware residents, please contact your governor and thank him for signing this life-saving bill into law.

The Office of the Governor – Dover
150 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. South
2nd Floor
Dover, DE 19901

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