Pet 'lemon law' may protect consumers
Tue, 28 May 2013 14:08:45 GMT —
A "lemon law" for puppies in Illinois is now on the governor's desk.
Lawmakers in both houses passed legislation to protect consumers who buy a dog or cat at a pet store and find out the pet is gravely ill.
If signed by Gov. Pat Quinn, buyers would be reimbursed for veterinary fees, get a replacement or a full refund if the animal dies within 21 days of purchase. It also allows them to return the animal within a year if it has a congenital or hereditary condition. Both require a veterinarian's written statement.
Gov. Pat Quinn supports the legislation.
to read the bill.