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(510 ILCS 5/26)
(from Ch. 8, par. 376)
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, any person violating or aiding in or abetting the violation
of any provision of this Act, or counterfeiting or forging any certificate,
permit, or tag, or making any misrepresentation in regard to any matter
prescribed by this Act, or resisting, obstructing, or impeding the
Administrator or any authorized officer in enforcing this Act, or refusing
to produce for inoculation any dog in his possession, or who removes a tag from
a dog for purposes of
destroying or concealing its identity, is guilty of a Class C misdemeanor for a
first offense and for a subsequent offense, is guilty of a Class B
Each day a person fails to comply constitutes a separate offense. Each
State's Attorney to whom the Administrator reports any violation of this
Act shall cause appropriate proceedings to be instituted in the proper
courts without delay and to be prosecuted in the manner provided by law.
(b) If the owner of a vicious dog subject to enclosure:
(1) fails to maintain or keep the dog in an enclosure
or fails to spay or neuter the dog within the time period prescribed; and
(2) the dog inflicts serious physical injury upon any
other person or causes the death of another person; and
(3) the attack is unprovoked in a place where such
person is peaceably conducting himself or herself and where such person may lawfully be;
the owner shall
be guilty of a Class 3 felony, unless the owner knowingly
dog to run at large or failed to take steps to keep the dog in an enclosure
then the owner shall be guilty of a Class 2 felony. The penalty
this paragraph shall be in addition to any other criminal or civil sanction
provided by law.
(c) If the owner of a dangerous dog knowingly fails to comply with any
regarding the dog and the dog inflicts serious physical
injury on a person or a companion animal, the owner shall be guilty of a Class 4 felony. If the
owner of a dangerous dog knowingly fails to comply with any order regarding the
the dog kills a person the owner shall be guilty of a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 93-548, eff. 8-19-03; 94-639, eff. 8-22-05; 94-819, eff. 5-31-06.)