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PETS LEFT OUTDOORS AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY

This took place in Springfield, IL, but could happen anywhere.  Animal neglect investigators are asking Springfield police to take a proactive approach to a law that went into effect in January.   It allows law enforcement to take temporary custody of dogs and cats without adequate shelter during severe weather conditions. The request was triggered by [...]

By | February 20th, 2019|Pet Issues, Pets|0 Comments

RECKLESS DOG OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DOGS

Dog owners can be found to be ‘reckless’ if 1) their dog is determined to be dangerous for killing another dog. And 2) If the dog is found running at large twice within 12 months.  This language amends the Animal Control Act.  It is no longer just the dog that is subject to the law. [...]

By | August 29th, 2018|Pets|0 Comments

THE WELL-BEING OF PETS IS THE FOCUS OF PENDING REVISIONS TO THE IMDMA

Senate Bill 1261 was filed on March 29, 2017 by Illinois Senator Linda Holmes. As of today’s date, May 3, 2017, it has passed the Illinois Senate and is on its way to the Illinois House. It would revise the following sections of the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act: 1. 750 ILCS 5/452 [...]