Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed H.B. 5409, the state’s new “puppy lemon law.” The law, which will take effect October 1, 2012, makes those who sell dogs or cats liable for up to $500 in veterinary expenses for conditions that were present at the time of sale. Moreover, it allows for penalties in instances where congenital defects are detected within the first six months after an animal is purchased.