(510 ILCS 5/19)
(from Ch. 8, par. 369)
Any owner having livestock, poultry, or equidae killed or injured by a dog shall, according to the provisions of
this Act and upon filing claim and making proper proof, be entitled to receive
reimbursement for such losses from the Animal Control Fund; provided, he or
she is a resident of this State and such injury or killing is reported to the
Administrator within 24 hours after such injury or killing occurs, and makes affidavit stating the
number of such animals or poultry killed or injured, the amount of damages
and the owner of the dog causing such killing or injury, if known.
The damages referred to in this Section shall be substantiated by the
Administrator through prompt investigation and by not less than 2 witnesses.
The Administrator shall determine whether the
provisions of this
Section have been met and shall keep a record in each case of the names of
the owners of the animals or poultry, the amount of damages proven, and the
number of animals or poultry killed or injured.
The Administrator shall file a written report
with the County
Treasurer as to the right of an owner of livestock, poultry, or equidae to be paid out of the Animal Control Fund, and the
amount of such damages claimed.
The County Treasurer shall, on the first Monday in March of each
calendar year, pay to the owner of the animals or poultry the amount of
damages to which he or she is entitled. The county board, by ordinance,
establish a schedule for damages reflecting
the current market value.
If there are funds in excess of amounts paid for such claims for damage
in that portion of the Animal Control Fund set aside for this purpose, this
excess shall be used for other costs of the program as
set forth in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03.)