(Dover, DE) -- Delaware lawmakers are introducing a proposal that would add protection for dogs in hazardous weather. Under Senate Bill 139, dogs would no longer be allowed to stay outside for more than 15 minutes during harsh weather. The measure would not apply to dogs actively protecting livestock or poultry, long as they have access to a building. The legislation also states that dogs can no longer be tethered for more than two hours without a caretaker present.
Source: 24/7 News