A new law taking effect Jan. 1 requires pet stores, animal shelters and animal controls to disclose new information before selling or adopting out cats and dogs, according to a release from the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Pet stores, animal shelters and animal controls must disclose the following information on or near an animal';s cage:
Retail price, including additional charges,
Breed, age, date of birth, sex and color of the dog or cat,
Details of vaccination and health history,
Name, address and identification number of the breeder,
Details of any inoculation or medical treatment received while at the facility.
Consumers also must receive a copy of the information at the time of the purchase.
As animal shelters and animal controls often care for strays the agencies are allowed to estimate some information.