Turns out The Prairie State is pretty evenly split between dog people and cat people. Realtor.com looked at American Veterinary Medical Association data to determine regional pet preferences and found that cats top the list in many northern states while dogs are more popular in the south. Illinois is among 22 states where dog and cat populations are more evenly split. See the infographic and read more from realtor.com.


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