(510 ILCS 5/2.16) (from Ch. 8, par. 352.16)
    Sec. 2.16. "Owner" means any person having a right of property in an animal, or who keeps or harbors an animal, or who has it in his care, or acts as its custodian, or who knowingly permits a dog to remain on any premises occupied by him or her. "Owner" does not include a feral cat caretaker participating in a trap, spay/neuter, return or release program.
(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03; 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)