Pa. bill would aid dog buyers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania legislator has introduced a bill that would require pet stores to post additional information about the dogs they sell.

House Bill 492 would require shops to display the breed, the dog’s date of birth, the state where the breeder is located, breeder licensing information, and documentation of any inoculations and other medical treatments.

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Kevin Schreiber (D-York), said his proposal would give retailers an incentive to choose reputable breeders, and consumers could be sure they’re buying a healthy pet.

Schreiber introduced a second measure, House Resolution 91, that would establish an advisory committee to study the possibility of training law enforcement to more safely interact with pets.

He said the lives of animals that are not a threat could be saved if officers better understand common pet behaviors.

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