Puppy Lemon Law

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Signs ‘Puppy Lemon Law’

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to protect consumers who buy a dog or cat and then learn the animal is seriously ill.


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Illinois Senate Passes ‘Puppy Lemon’ Legislation

If the state protects consumers who unknowingly buy “lemon” cars, why shouldn’t the same safeguards exist when putting down big money on Fido, Murph or Fluffy at a pet store? State lawmakers took a serious look at that question Wednesday.


A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

Illinois Senate Advance ‘Puppy Lemon Law’

Consumers who buy a new dog or cat only to find out it has a serious disease or ailment would have a new form of recourse under an Illinois Senate proposal.