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Puppy Lemon Law to protect pet owners

Published 08/20 2013 02:08PM

Updated 08/20 2013 02:12PM

SPRINGFIELD -- A new law is in place to help pet owners fighting against puppy mills. Animal rights advocates cheered as Governor Quinn signed the Puppy Lemon Law.

It's supposed to protect new pet owners from buying sick or dying animals. The law applies to cats and dogs.

Now, pet stores will have to pay for shots before selling to customers, hopefully encouraging them to work with reputable breeders. Lots of people say they're all for it.

If an owner finds their pet is sick just after buying it, they can now get a full refund or have a pet store reimburse the veterinarian costs.

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