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West's Smith-Hurd Illinois Compiled Statutes Annotated. Chapter 510. Animals. Act 5. Animal Control Act. 5/5. Duties and powers

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Citation: IL ST CH 510 5/5

Citation: 510 I.L.C.S. 5/5


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 12/2013

Summary:   This Illinois statute outlines the local animal control duties of the Administrator related to sterilization, humane education, rabies inoculation, stray control, impoundment, quarantine, and any other means deemed necessary, to control and prevent the spread of rabies and to exercise dog and cat overpopulation control.  It also states that counties may by ordinance determine the extent of the police powers that may be exercised by the Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control Wardens and which powers shall pertain only to this Act.


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(a) It shall be the duty of the Administrator or the Deputy Administrator, through sterilization, humane education, rabies inoculation, stray control, impoundment, quarantine, and any other means deemed necessary, to control and prevent the spread of rabies and to exercise dog and cat overpopulation control. It shall also be the duty of the Administrator to investigate and substantiate all claims made under Section 19 of this Act.

(b) Counties may by ordinance determine the extent of the police powers that may be exercised by the Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control Wardens, which powers shall pertain only to this Act. The Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control Wardens may issue and serve citations and orders for violations of this Act. The Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control Wardens may not carry weapons unless they have been specifically authorized to carry weapons by county ordinance. Animal Control Wardens, however, may use tranquilizer guns and other nonlethal weapons and equipment without specific weapons authorization.

A person authorized to carry firearms by county ordinance under this subsection must have completed the training course for peace officers prescribed in the Peace Officer Firearm Training Act. [FN1] The cost of this training shall be paid by the county.

(c) The sheriff and all sheriff's deputies and municipal police officers shall cooperate with the Administrator and his or her representatives in carrying out the provisions of this Act.

(d) The Administrator and animal control wardens shall aid in the enforcement of the Humane Care for Animals Act and have the ability to impound animals and apply for security posting for violation of that Act.

[FN1] 50 ILCS 710/0.01 et seq.

CREDIT(S)

P.A. 78-795, § 5, eff. Oct. 1, 1973. Amended by P.A. 80-892, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1977; P.A. 81-1509, Art. II, § 11, eff. Sept. 26, 1980; P.A. 87-1269, § 1, eff. March 3, 1993; P.A. 90-385, § 5, eff. Aug. 15, 1997; P.A. 93-548, § 5, eff. Aug. 19, 2003; P.A. 94-639, § 915, eff. Aug. 22, 2005.

 



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