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The Board shall provide necessary personnel, training,
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
Corporate Fund to effectuate the intent of this Act.
The Board is authorized by ordinance to require the
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.
dogs or cats or keeping registries of dogs or cats shall
to the Administrator as
required by Board ordinance, including sales,
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,
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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
witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by
law to conduct, and any other oaths required or authorized in
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.)
(510 ILCS 5/3.5 new)
County animal population fund use limitation.
Funds from the $10 set aside of the differential under Section
3 of this Act that is placed in the county animal population
control fund may only be used to (1) spay, neuter, or sterilize
adopted dogs or cats; (2) spay or neuter dogs or cats owned by
low income county residents who are eligible for the Food Stamp
Program or Social Security Disability Benefits Program; or (3)
spay, neuter, and vaccinate feral cats in programs recognized
by the county or a municipality.