ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- A group of local protesters is reacting to a new state law that gives us protection if we buy a seriously ill animal from a store.
It's called the "Puppy Lemon law," and it allows us to get a refund or replacement if a pet dies within 21 days. It also requires pet stores to report diseases to the state.
The group protested along Perryville Road, saying the law is only the first step. The protesters, who call themselves "Angels for Animals" claim the Furry Babies store inside Cherryvale Mall is buying and selling sick animals from puppy mills.
The company declined to comment on the issue. Animal advocates say we need to do our homework before we take in a new animal.
In June, a lawsuit was filed in LaSalle county against the company, alleging that the Chicago based pet store violated state consumer laws by purchasing from puppy mills.
Employees with our local store told 23 News over the phone, they believe the situation will be handled in court.