New law designed to protect and educate dog owners

For those that have gone to the mall to purchase a sweater and came home with a puppy and even for those that have thought about it but kept walking…this new law might help turn that future, impulse purchase idea into a “negative”.

A state bill requiring pet stores and animal shelters to disclose the health and history of a dog or cat has been signed into law.
Under the new law, pet stores, shelters and control facilities will also have to disclose other information.
This will include the name and address of the breeder, retail price, adoption fees and vaccinations, among other things.
Gov. Quinn (Illinois) signed the bill 8/22/10. He states the information will help to protect consumers before they buy a pet.
Unfortunately, the bill does not go into effect until 2011.  Not soon enough but at least it will be a reality.

Too bad they didn’t add a 3 day “cooling off” period  to the bill before you could actually take the pooch home.                         Say “no” to puppy mills!

Always pick up after your dogs!

Dog Notes, Inc.

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2 Responses to New law designed to protect and educate dog owners

  1. Jan Baker says:

    great news, I wish we could get those laws over here in Australia… shops will tell you nothing ….i have asked who is the breeder & have had a reply…we can’t tell you that……they all should be shut down….including the puppy farms that sell to the pet shops….too much money passing hands & no consideration for the welfare of the animals…..

    • dognotesinc says:

      Hi Jan. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments regarding the Illinois 2011 Dog Law in which pet shops will have to disclose more information on the puppies they sell. This is certainly a step in the right direction.

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