(Chicago, IL) -- Mistreating or abusing an animal now comes with a hefty fine. Governor Quinn signed a law that ups the fines from 200-to-500-bucks the first time someone is busted for hurting a pet. A second offense comes with one-thousand-dollar fine and anyone busted three times will be out 25-hundred-bucks. The idea is to crack down on puppy mills, which are often considered inhumane dog breeding facilities. Several third grade students from Arlington Heights pushed for the law.