Our country is crazy about puppies and dogs. It is hard to know where to buy a puppy. Some families choose to adopt from a rescue or shelter, while some elect to purchase from a breeder. Others, unfortunately, decide to purchase from an online puppy-selling broker or breeder website-this method is dangerous. Fact finding is important for advocacy work.
When signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker, HB1711 will amend the Illinois Animal Welfare Act to stop the sale of commercially-bred puppies and kittens in Illinois pet stores. Illinois will then be the 5th state in the country to tell pet stores and puppy mills their cruelty is no longer welcome.