(510 ILCS 5/3)
(from Ch. 8, par. 353)
The County Board Chairman
with the consent of the County Board
shall appoint an Administrator. Appointments shall be made as
necessary to keep this position filled at all times. The Administrator
may appoint as many Deputy Administrators and Animal Control Wardens to
aid him or her as authorized by the Board. The compensation for the
Administrator, Deputy Administrators, and Animal Control Wardens shall
be fixed by the Board. The Administrator may be removed from office by
the County Board Chairman, with the consent of the County Board.
The Board shall provide necessary personnel, training, equipment,
facilities, and shall operate pounds or contract for their operation as
necessary to effectuate the program. The Board may enter into contracts
or agreements with persons to assist in the operation of the program and may establish a county animal population control program.
The Board shall be empowered to utilize monies from their General
Corporate Fund to effectuate the intent of this Act.
The Board is authorized by ordinance to require the registration and
may require microchipping of
dogs and cats.
The Board shall
impose an individual dog or cat registration fee with a minimum differential of $10 for intact dogs or cats. Ten dollars of the differential shall be placed either in a county animal population control fund or in the State's Pet Population Control Fund. If the money is placed in the county animal population control fund it shall be used to (i) spay, neuter, or sterilize adopted dogs or cats or (ii) spay or neuter dogs or cats owned by low income county residents who are eligible for the Food Stamp Program. All persons
selling dogs or cats or keeping registries of dogs or cats shall
to the Administrator as required by Board ordinance, including sales,
number of litters, and
of dogs and cats. If microchips are required, the microchip number may
serve as the county animal
control registration number.
In obtaining information required to implement this Act, the Department
shall have power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State
and to take testimony either orally or by deposition, or both, with the
same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law for civil
cases in courts of this State.
The Director shall have power to
oaths to witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by
law to conduct, and any other oaths required or authorized in any Act
by the Department.
This Section does not apply to feral cats.
(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03; 94-639, eff. 8-22-05.)