House Approves Pet “Lemon Law”

Bill Makes Pet Shop Owners Responsible For Selling Sick Pets


Friday night, the Connecticut House of Representatives unanimously passed a “pet lemon law,” according to the house’s official website.

The bill says pets shops must reimburse buyers up to $500 for veterinarian bills if they sell them an animal with an existing condition and that animal becomes sick or dies from that condition. The bill also applies to animals that are diagnosed with a serious congenital defect within six months of being sold.

If passed, pet shops would have to post signs about the law. The bill forbids the pet shop to demand the pet be returned as part of the veterinarian reimbursement.

The bill now moves on to the state Senate.

Nancy Faughnan May 08, 2012 at 11:22 PM
I had no idea this was in the works. It sounds like a good idea. It would have been better to hear CT bans selling animals at pet stores.


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