(510 ILCS 70/3.06)
Disposition of seized companion animals and animals used for
(a) Upon the conviction of the person charged, all animals seized, if not
previously ordered forfeited or previously forfeited by operation of law, are
forfeited to the facility impounding the animals
and must be humanely euthanized or adopted. Any outstanding costs incurred by
the impounding facility for boarding and treating the animals pending the
disposition of the case and any costs incurred in disposing of the animals must
be borne by the person convicted.
(b) Any person authorized by this Section to care for an animal or animals,
to treat an animal or animals, or to attempt to restore an animal or animals to
good health and who is acting in good faith is immune from any civil or
criminal liability that may result from his or her actions.
(c) The provisions of this Section only pertain to companion animals and
animals used for fighting purposes.
(Source: P.A. 92-454, eff. 1-1-02.)