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Pet March On the WI State Capitol,
21 March 2003

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Note to lawmakers that there are more pet lovers than Republicans or Democrats!

     Wisconsin Animal Rescue, The Wisconsin Puppy Mill Project, Alliance for Animals and the Humane Society of the United States (Central States Regional Office) held a PET MARCH on THE CAPITOL in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, March 21, 2003 in a vain attempt to have the self-funding provisions restored to the short-lived Wisconsin Pet Facilities Law.

     The PFL was enacted in 2001 to regulate pet breeders, pet dealers, kennels, and animal shelters. This provision, also known as the “puppy mills” law, was scheduled to take effect February 1, 2004. However, all provision for funding was taken out by line-item veto. The law was repealed due to lack of funding. (For details of this law, please see: Legislative Brief: History of the PFL (PDF))

       NOTE: In 2009, the Wisconsin State Legislature unanimously passed Act 90, a law regulating dog breeders and sellers in our state. Since Act 90/s.173.41, the WI Dog Seller Program went into effect in June 2011, MANY breeders and sellers have been regulated and have either given up the business OR have come into compliance under ACT 90. If you have personally encountered any problems with any Wisconsin dog seller, please see our How To File a Complaint With the WI Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection page.

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 pawprint bullet point   Act 90/s.173.41, the WI Dog Seller Program   pawprint bullet point

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