(510 ILCS 5/2.16)
(from Ch. 8, par. 352.16)
"Owner" means any person having a right of property in an
animal, or who keeps or harbors an animal, or who has it
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.)