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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • New law requires disclosure of pet information

  • SPRINGFIELD -- 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.


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  • 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.

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