(510 ILCS 70/3.07)
Veterinarian reports; humane euthanasia.
Any veterinarian in
who observes or is presented
with an animal or animals for the treatment of aggravated cruelty under Section
3.02 or torture under Section 3.03 of this Act
must file a report with the Department and cooperate with the Department by
furnishing the owner's name, the date of receipt of the animal or
animals and any treatment administered, and a description of the animal or
animals involved, including a microchip number if applicable. Any veterinarian
who in good faith makes a report, as required by this Section, has immunity
from any liability, civil, criminal, or otherwise, that may result from his or
her actions. For the purposes of any proceedings, civil or criminal, the good
faith of the veterinarian shall be presumed.
An animal control warden, animal control administrator, approved humane
investigator, or animal shelter employee may humanely euthanize severely
diseased, or suffering animals in exigent circumstances.
(Source: P.A. 92-454, eff. 1-1-02.)