All final administrative decisions of the Department are subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended, [FN1] and all rules adopted pursuant to that Law. The invalidity of any Section or parts of any Section of this Act or any rule or regulation pursuant thereto shall not affect the validity of the remainder of this Act, or any rule or regulation. Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, more than 250 new Illinois laws will go into effect. The officers must try to contact the owners and get emergency vet care … 78-795, § 7.1, added by P.A. Licenses and Permits. The Department shall, for the purpose of criminal investigation and prosecution, refer alleged violations of the Humane Care for Animals Act to (i) local law enforcement officials or the Illinois State Police and (ii) the State's Attorney of the county within which the violation occurred. Am I liable? 78-795, § 10, eff. New Illinois Laws 2020: Animals, Agriculture, Natural Resources - Across Illinois, IL - Review the new laws that will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Aug. 24, 2017; P.A. 78-795, § 2.17, eff. Sept. 18, 1985; P.A. § 135. For information concerning the relationship … CREDIT(S) P.A. Oct. 1, 1973. 83-740, § 1, eff. This fee shall be sufficient to cover the costs of pickup and delivery and shall be deposited in the county's animal control fund. III, § 3-3, eff. 93-548, § 5, eff. 100-787, § 5, eff. § 27. (d) The euthanasia agency shall notify the Department in writing within 30 days of the time that the employment of a euthanasia technician is terminated from the euthanasia agency. 5/3.26. The electors may authorize the distraining, impounding, and sale of cattle, horses, mules, asses, swine, sheep, and goats for penalties incurred and the costs of the proceeding. The petitioner must serve a true copy of the petition upon the defendant. CREDIT(S). 78-795, § 2.19a, added by P.A. CREDIT(S) P.A. Oct. 1, 1973. 510 ILCS 72/180. Illinois Dog Leash Law . 1. (c) Testimony of a certified applied behaviorist, a board certified veterinary behaviorist, or another recognized expert may be relevant to the determination of whether the dog's behavior was justified pursuant to the provisions of this Section. Aug. 27, 1974, 5/7 . The county board of each county may regulate and prohibit the running at large of dogs in unincorporated areas of the county which have been subdivided for residence purposes. My dog went in to get fixed and they cut off his "thumbs" I call them on his back foot without asking me. Income tax checkoff - 92/15. Oct. 1, 1973. 5/17. Developed as a result of an overnight fire at a kennel near West Chicago that killed 31 dogs in January, this measure requires dog and cat kennels to be equipped with a fire sprinkler or alarm system in each building housing animals if the kennel … 5/5-1071 - 1071.1; 60 I.L.C.S. July 1, 1991; P.A. Updates. After contact has been made or attempted, dogs deemed adoptable by the animal control facility shall be offered for adoption, or made available to a licensed animal shelter, or rescue group. The Administrator or, if the Administrator is not a veterinarian, the Deputy Administrator may permit such confinement to be reduced to a period of less than 10 days. A euthanasia technician may not personally possess, order, or administer a controlled substance except as an agent of the euthanasia agency. P.A. Terms of subsequent vaccine administration and duration of immunity must be in compliance with USDA licenses of vaccines used. Assistance Animal Damages Act. A District Board shall be formed and shall effectuate this Act as set forth for an individual county. Income tax checkoff - 92/15. I can not think of a single medical reason to remove a part of a dog's podal anatomy (foot anatomy). CREDIT(S). (4) Hold a license or certification from the American Humane Association, the National Animal Control Association, the Illinois Federation of Humane Societies, or the Humane Society of the United States issued within 3 years preceding the date of application. 78-795, § 20, eff. The sterilization shall be performed by a University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine veterinarian or supervised veterinary student. Oct. 1, 1973. In addition to any other fees provided for under this Act, any county may charge a reasonable fee for the pickup and disposal of dead animals from private for-profit animal hospitals. [FN2]. Aug. 22, 2005. Administrative Review Law, § 155. Then if they do not return the dog to you, you can file a small claims lawsuit. Codeine). Aug. 28, 2009. All of the fees and civil penalties collected under this Act shall be deposited into the General Professions Dedicated Fund and shall be used by the Department for the ordinary and contingent expenses of the Department. The owner or keeper of a dog is liable to a person for all damages caused by the dog pursuing, chasing, worrying, wounding, injuring, or killing any sheep, goats, cattle, horses, mules, poultry, ratites, or swine belonging to that person. Common Schools. Dogs running at large. After contact has been made or attempted, the animal control facility may either: (1) offer the cat for adoption; (2) return to field or transfer the cat after sterilization; or (3) make the cat available to a licensed animal shelter or animal control facility. The administrative hearing shall be conducted pursuant to the Department of Agriculture's rules applicable to formal administrative proceedings, 8 Ill. Adm. Code Part 1, SubParts A and B. To qualify for exemption under this Section, each such dog shall be currently inoculated against rabies in accordance with Section 8 of this Act. "District Board" means the governing body created to act as a single unit to effectuate this Act in a District and shall consist of 3 members of the Board of each county involved. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. 85-798, § 1, eff. He's registered in my name. ILLINOIS (WAND) – Pets staying in kennels will be protected from fires after Gov. 78-795, § 16.5, added by P.A. No dog or cat imported from another state is eligible to be sterilized or vaccinated under this program. This Section is a denial and limitation of home rule powers and functions under subsection (h) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution. Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law. July 27, 2015; P.A. The Director may, in formulating rules pursuant to this Act, seek the advice and recommendations of humane societies and societies for the protection of animals. Powers of municipalities and other political subdivisions to regulate dogs and other animals, 5/25 . 5/106B-10), Animal Welfare Act (pet shops, kennels, breeders, etc.) The Administrator shall notify the person who has been bitten, and in the case of confirmed rabies in the animal, the attending physician or responsible health agency advising of the clinical condition of the animal. Certification requirement, exemptions. 78-795, § 2.18b, added by P.A. Authorized species held by a permit holder may only be released into a hound running area, except that authorized species held by a permit holder may be released into the wild, exported, or given to a person that does not hold a hound running area permit or a fur-bearing mammal breeder permit or a Class B Commercial game breeders permit as appropriate, after written authorization is obtained from the Director. § 100. 78-795, § 2.12a, added by P.A. An owner desiring a hearing shall make his or her request for a hearing to the Illinois Department of Agriculture. Act 13. All hound running area permits expire on March 31 of each year. Aug. 22, 2005. I don't have money can I shoot him. Uncertified practice; civil penalty, 72/100 . The Administrator, State's Attorney, Director or any citizen of the county in which the dog exists may file a complaint in the circuit court in the name of the People of the State of Illinois to deem a dog to be a vicious dog. Aug. 19, 2003. (d) Instructors or licensed veterinarians teaching humane euthanasia technicians are exempt from the certification process as long as they are currently licensed by another state as a euthanasia technician or as a veterinarian. § 15.2. CREDIT(S) P.A. 101-299, § 5, eff. § 2.09. 92/15 . Prior to this change, the law required all four drug odors be used. Failure on the part of the plaintiff to file a receipt in court shall be grounds for dismissal of the action. Right of entry; inspections; apprehension of dog or other animals; refusal of owner to deliver dog or other animal, 5/18 . 93-548, § 5, eff. (d) Any person convicted of violating subsection (a-20) of this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation. The permanent records shall also include the identification of all authorized species, while under the control of the permit holder on the area or elsewhere, by identifier designation and sex, along with information for each animal of the authorized species that gave birth, was born, died, or was disposed of in some other manner or that was sold, traded, donated, or conveyed in some other manner, and the dates on which those events occurred. § 28 . Aug. 22, 2005. P.A. Reckless dog owner; complaint; penalty. Aug. 10, 2018. 87-456, § 1, eff. Aug. 9, 2013. Rabies is a zoonotic disease, meaning it can spread from animals to people, and is fatal. 78-795, § 2.19-3, added by P.A. The court or jury, before which such action is tried, shall ascertain from evidence what portion, if any, of the damages sought to be recovered in such action has been paid to the plaintiff in such action by the County Treasurer, and in case the plaintiff in such action recovers damages, the court shall enter judgment against the defendant, in the name of the plaintiff for the use of the county, for the amount which the plaintiff has received on account of such damages from the County Treasurer, if such recovery shall equal or exceed the amount so received by such plaintiff from the County Treasurer; and the residue of such recovery, if any there be, shall be entered in the name of the plaintiff in such action to his own use. CreditsP.A. Yes you can sue. 78-795, § 35, added by P.A. At the time of renewal, the technician must present proof that he or she attended a class or seminar, administered by the American Humane Association, the National Animal Control Association, the Illinois Federation of Humane Societies, or the Humane Society of the United States, that teaches techniques or guidelines, or both, for humane animal euthanasia. CreditsP.A. Powers and Duties of County Boards. Now he wants him back. Amended by P.A. P.A. The Department shall, for the purpose of criminal investigation and prosecution, refer alleged violations of this Act to (i) local law enforcement officials or the Illinois State Police and (ii) the State's Attorney of the county within which the violation occurred. 94-639, § 915, eff. Upon notice of failure to pass an inspection, a euthanasia agency shall have 30 days to appeal the inspection results. Chapter 510. (a) Any municipality, political subdivision, or State university or community college allowing feral cat colonies and trap, sterilize, vaccinate for rabies, and return programs to help control cat overpopulation shall be immune from criminal liability and shall not be civilly liable, except for willful and wanton misconduct, for damages that may result from a feral cat. July 1, 1991. The exception to this new law are monkeys used for therapy or helping disabled... Read more ». 78-795, § 26, eff. Jan. 1, 1984; P.A. Unless the express permission of the property owner has been given, no person using a hound running area may (i) mutilate or cut trees or shrubs on the hound running area or (ii) pick berries, fruits, or nuts present on the hound running area. Failure to comply with this Section will result in impoundment of the dog or a fine of $500. The Department may refuse to issue, renew, or restore a certification or may revoke or suspend a certification, or place on probation, reprimand, impose a fine not to exceed $10,000 for each violation, or take other disciplinary or non-disciplinary action as the Department may deem proper with regard to a certified euthanasia agency or a certified euthanasia technician for any one or combination of the following reasons: (1) in the case of a certified euthanasia technician, failing to carry out the duties of a euthanasia technician set forth in this Act or rules adopted under this Act; (2) abusing the use of any controlled substance or euthanasia drug; (3) selling, stealing, or giving controlled substances or euthanasia drugs away; (4) abetting anyone in violating item (1) or (2) of this Section; (5) violating any provision of this Act, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act,[FN1] the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the federal Controlled Substances Act, the rules adopted under these Acts, or any rules adopted by the Department of Professional Regulation concerning the euthanizing of animals; (6) in the case of a euthanasia technician, acting as a euthanasia technician outside of the scope of his or her employment with a certified euthanasia agency; and. § 21. The natural use of springs and streams by dogs using the area shall not constitute contamination or pollution. Try to do this without standing on the woman's property. For the purpose of making inspections hereunder, the Administrator, or his or her authorized representative, or any law enforcement officer may enter upon private premises, provided that the entry shall not be made into any building that is a person's residence, to apprehend a straying dog or other animal, a dangerous or vicious dog or other animal, or an animal thought to be infected with rabies. 1/30-110 . An instructor of euthanasia techniques or a veterinarian who engages in the instructing of euthanasia technicians, in a course approved by the Department, shall not incur any civil or criminal liability for any subsequent misuse or malpractice of a euthanasia technician who has attended the course. Enforcement; administrative fine. Repealed by P.A. County animal population fund use limitation, 5/4 . CREDIT(S). Killing of dog seen to injure, wound or kill domestic animals. Effective June 25, 2019, the Police Training Act was changed to allow agencies to opt out of imprinting drug dogs on various drugs. § 120. That means that if you and your spouse cannot agree on who gets the dogs, the court will decide. § 15. II, § 11, eff. (c) Except as otherwise provided by administrative rule, it is unlawful for any person to enter a hound running area at any time with a firearm, bow and arrow, or trap. The Administrator may be removed from office by the County Board Chairman, with the consent of the County Board. § 12. If we divorce, could he take the dogs from me? Aug. 19, 2003; P.A. Oct. 1, 1973. Amended by P.A. Aug. 19, 2003. 78-795, § 2.16, eff. 87-157, § 5, eff. 80-972, § 1, eff. Act 630. 93-548, § 5, eff. Aug. 19, 2003. Aug. 22, 2005. 79-1363, § 3, eff. (a) The Department may investigate the actions of an applicant or an animal shelter or animal control facility holding or claiming to hold a certificate. The Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control Wardens may issue and serve citations and orders for violations of this Act. 88-62, Art. Jan. 1, 1992, 5/22. 20/15 and 20/19; 520 I.L.C.S. The final administrative decision of the Department may be reviewed judicially by the circuit court of the county wherein the person resides or, in the case of a corporation, the county where its registered office is located. If the owner of a dangerous dog knowingly fails to comply with any order regarding the dog and the dog kills a person the owner shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony. A resident of this State who is managing a feral cat colony and who humanely traps feral cats for spaying or neutering and return is eligible to participate in the program provided the trap, sterilize, and return program is recognized by the municipality or by the county, if it is located in an unincorporated area. 93-548, § 5, eff. You My dog and her two puppys were taken from there home when someone broke into my house and let them out . The Department shall direct the applicant, agency, or technician to file a written answer to the Department under oath within 20 days after the service of the notice and inform the applicant, agency, or technician that failure to file an answer will result in default being taken against the applicant, agency, or technician and that the certificate may be suspended, revoked, placed on probationary status, or other disciplinary action may be taken, including limiting the scope, nature, or extent of business as the Director may deem proper. Guide Dog Access Act. 93-548, § 5, eff. Aug. 14, 2012; P.A. Illinois Law The Service Animal Access Act and White Cane Law are state criminal laws that guarantee the right of a person with a disability to be accompanied by a service animal in public. (b) If the owner of a vicious dog subject to enclosure: (1) fails to maintain or keep the dog in an enclosure or fails to spay or neuter the dog within the time period prescribed; and (2) the dog inflicts serious physical injury upon any other person or causes the death of another person; and (3) the attack is unprovoked in a place where such person is peaceably conducting himself or herself and where such person may lawfully be; the owner shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony, unless the owner knowingly allowed the dog to run at large or failed to take steps to keep the dog in an enclosure then the owner shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony. If the dogs were purchased during the marriage they are considered marital property regardless of who paid for them. Stenographer; transcript. Field trials shall be scheduled only from September 1 through April 30 in the Northern Zone and September 1 through April 15 in the Southern Zone. Chapter 520. P.A. 94-639, § 915, eff. 510 ILCS 72/57. Commercial Permits, 5/3.26 . 100-405, § 5, eff. Dogs running at large; impoundment, 5/12 . Aug. 22, 2005; P.A. An agency or technician who is found to have violated a provision of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. All organized field trials or training grounds approved by the Department shall be exempt from this provision. (b) During the periods of time when it is unlawful to take species protected by this Act, the only firearms which shall be used in the training of dogs from sunrise to sunset shall be pistols with blank cartridges. P.A. (a) The Department shall exercise the powers and duties prescribed by the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois for the administration of licensure Acts and shall exercise other powers and duties necessary for effectuating the purposes of this Act. Rehearing on motion. Oct. 1, 1973. Animals. 83-346, § 3, eff. Oct. 1, 1976; P.A. § 2. Aug. 22, 2005; P.A. If the enclosure is a room within a residence, it cannot have direct ingress from or egress to the outdoors unless it leads directly to an enclosed pen and the door must be locked. “Owner” does not include a feral cat caretaker participating in a trap, spay/neuter, vaccinate for rabies, and return program. 510 ILCS 72/145. An agency or person who delivers a check or other payment to the Department that is returned to the Department unpaid by the financial institution upon which it is drawn shall pay to the Department, in addition to the amount already owed to the Department a fine of $50. Aug. 19, 2003. 100-787, § 15, eff. § 14. Should they be going after my father's home owners instead since my sister... Read more », This is a complicated question, but if you did not own the dog or were dog sitting or letting the dog stay at your house, you are probably no responsible. (c) When a person has been bitten by a search and rescue dog that is currently vaccinated against rabies, the search and rescue dog may continue to perform its duties for the handler or owner or agency and any period of observation of the dog may be under the supervision of its handler or owner. 301 et seq. Animals. If you do not have a receipt, hopefully there was an independent witness with you when you purchased the cat. Payment to owner of domestic animals no bar to action for damages; repayment to Animal Control Fund. Anyone violating this subsection (f) is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined an amount not exceeding $5,000. Who would be liable? If he gave you the dog, then the dog is yours and he legally can't get it back unless you agree to give the dog back. 5/27. 89-576, § 5, eff. Any dog which has been found to be a vicious dog and which is not confined to an enclosure shall be impounded by the Administrator, an Animal Control Warden, or the law enforcement authority having jurisdiction in such area. We paid a friend to watch our dogs while we left to go to Maryland for the holidays ,but after we left he told us he got his dog from some lady who left it outside in the cold,and now he's not responding to our text or calls. If the respondent shall order from the reporting service and pay for a transcript of the record with the time for filing a motion for rehearing, the 20 day period within which such a motion may be filed shall commence upon the delivery of the transcript to the respondent. That all owners or keepers of dogs or other animals take prophylactic measures as it deems necessary to prevent the spread of rabies.

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