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New Law For Dog Sellers In Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 5:25 am

A new law for dog sellers, rescuers and shelters takes effect in Wisconsin today.

The law will require breeders to apply for a license if they sell 25 or more dogs a year from more than three litters.

It also requires licenses for animal-control facilities that contract with municipalities or counties, and for non-profit groups that shelter at least 25 dogs a year. Those include humane societies, rescue groups and other animal shelter and welfare groups.

Legislators who supported the law say it was important because hundreds of responsible breeders in Wisconsin were losing business to breeders who didn’t care for their animals and just wanted to turn a quick profit.

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