Illinois Senate passes ‘Pet Lemon Law,’ moves to House

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The Illinois Senate passed a law Wednesday, protecting consumers who buy a dog or cat from a pet store, only to find out their new pet has a serious illness. puppies

The “Pet Lemon Law,” introduced by Sen. Dan Kotowski, D – Park Ridge, was passed through the senate Wednesday, but still has to be approved by the house and make it to the governor’s desk.

The bill allows people who buy a dog or a cat at a pet store to get a replacement or a refund if their pet needs veterinary care for certain illnesses.

The buyer can also seek damages for vet costs.

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