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California’s Puppy Lemon Law: The Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act

California dog and cat buyers are protected by a 1995 law titled “The Polanco-Lockyer Pet Breeder Warranty Act” (the “Act”), commonly called the “Puppy Lemon Law,” which provides several ways to get compensation for a dog or cat that dies or becomes ill within a set time after purchase. The Act covers breeders and pet…