Pet store chain challenges Illinois Pet Purchase Act

By Celeste Bott (Dec 22, 2021, 4:01 p.m. EST) – A pet store chain sued the state of Illinois in federal court Tuesday, demanding the constitutionality of the state amendment passed earlier this year banning the purchase of pets on credit. says between 50 and 80% of sales are in consumer credit to help fund the purchase of dogs in its stores and affiliated breeders.

Furry Babies Inc., which has offices in Illinois and Indiana, claims that the subsection “Companion” was added to the Illinois Sales Finance Agency Act – which law prohibits any licensee from taking out installment loans for the purpose of buying a cat or dog to grant – injured …

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