Illinois Bill Would Allow Retail Pet Sales to Resume

Illinois House Bill 2793 would amend the state’s Animal Welfare Act to allow pet shops and pet dealers to offer dogs and cats for sale who are sourced from qualifying in-state or out-of-state commercial breeders. It also would remove existing requirements for pet shops to keep a record of each dog or cat offered for sale, and would add new requirements governing the acquisition of animals by shelters. The bill has been referred to the House Rules Committee.