CHAPTER 448

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE, PROVIDING FOR THE PROPER CARE OF DOGS AND REQUIRING RECORDS TO BE KEPT CONCERNING THEIR POSSESSION.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 3, Title 11, Delaware Code, is amended by adding a new Section after Section 348 to be known as Section 349 to read as follows:

§ 349. Care of dogs; records

(a) Every pet shop, kennel and research laboratory shall feed and water any dog in its possession daily, and the said dogs shall be housed in quarters with ample room to move about freely in upright positions and protected from the elements.

(b) Every pet shop or kennel which deals in the purchase and sale of dogs and every research laboratory using live dogs for research, shall keep records of every dog in its possession, and such records shall include the date of acquisition and the name and address of the person or persons from whom the dog was acquired. The said records shall be open to inspection by any law enforcement officer.

() Whoever violates subsection (a) or (b) of this Section shall be fined not more than $300.00 or imprisoned not more than 30 days.

Approved July 21, 1966.