Will you tell me if I'm the only person who does this?  Anytime I visit an actual pet store I will walk the aisles of animals, look at their furry little faces and wonder where they came from.

You hear these horrible stories about puppies coming from puppy mills and kittens from kitten farms and your heart just breaks.

That feeling of sadness could be a thing of the past if Illinois adopts this first-of-its-kind law that was just passed in California. According to Buzzfeed, California just became the first state to make a law stating that pet stores can only sell rescue animals.

By 2019, all dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, and rabbits that are sold in pet stores must come from an animal shelter or rescue organization or be subject to a fine of up to $500 for every animal that is in violation of the law.

Pawesome step for the Golden State; let's all give Governor Jerry Brown a round of a-paws.

Do you think Illinois should consider adopting a law like this?

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