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Auditor General Eugene DePasquale today issued the following statement supporting new legislation to require pet stores to provide potential dog buyers with health and breeder information:“I commend Rep. Schreiber for proposing legislation that will bring transparency and accountability to the puppy buying process. If this legislation passes, consumers will be much better informed about the health and background of their dog before making the purchase.
“I was disappointed by the findings in our recent audit of the state’s enforcement of the revised dog law. Hopefully, increased oversight of kennels by the Department of Agriculture and this new transparency legislation will help ensure better conditions for puppies waiting for good homes.”
A copy of the department’s July audit report on the enforcement of Pennsylvania’s dog law is available at:www.auditorgen.state.pa.us/Department/Press/DePasqualeFindsDogLawHindered.html