Change CT Puppy Lemon Law
Connecticut's Puppy Lemon law currently is weak and needs to be revised in order to protect the consumer and puppies being sold in Pet Stores within the state. We would like to see this law changed to make pet stores be required for reimbursement of Veterinary costs to the puppy purchaser for any illness or genetic defect affecting the puppy who has been purchased in a CT pet store. A fine/penalty would be instituted for any shop who violates the law. Also, all pet shops selling puppies in the State of Connecticut would be required to keep a listing of the health condition of puppies upon arrival to the store and during the stay in the store. The listing would note the breeder, along with the broker name if any, method of transportation, number of puppies in one shipment, condition of puppies with notations if any arrived ill or dead. The list would also include a section to follow the puppies health/care while they are in the care of the store. There would also be a listing of those being held in quarantine in a separate area of the store with a reason why they are in quarantine. Any puppy who dies while in the care of the pet store would also be noted. Consumers would have easy access to the list. Full disclosure is necessary and would allow consumers to have a more complete understanding of the history of the puppy and the pet store history. Failure to do so would result in a penalty for the store and the stores veterinary service. This petition will be presented to Sen. Ed Meyers and the Connecticut State Legislature. Those signing this petition are in agreement with the above.