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New Law Makes Pet Shops Financially Responsible if Illnesses Go Undisclosed

Question: We bought a puppy and it has serious health issues that have required steep veterinarian bills. What are the chances of getting reimbursed? Answer: Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, consumers who purchase dogs and cats from pet shops can obtain refunds or reimbursement of veterinarian bills if a serious illness was undisclosed at the time of the sale.       For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to   Illinois Law Now is a series of newspaper and internet posts prepared by the Illinois State Bar Association that address legal issues of interest to the public. For additional information about the law, visit

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