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Consumer Protection For Dog And Cat Purchasers

Concerning requirements of pet stores that sell certain pet animals.
2021 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Bill Summary

The act creates the "Pet Store Consumer Protection Act", which requires each pet store licensed to sell or offer to sell dogs or cats to:

  • Include on all advertisements, including website postings, the purchase price of the dog or cat and any applicable federal or state license numbers for the breeder of the dog or cat;
  • Post on the enclosure of each dog or cat the purchase price of the dog or cat and certain information on the dog's or cat's breeder; and
  • Make certain written disclosures to a prospective consumer prior to selling a dog or cat.

The act preserves the right of a statutory or home rule local government to enact requirements for pet stores that are more stringent than the requirements of the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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