Help! What's the feral cat laws in IL?
Animal control is causing me so much grief! They're telling me since I leave food out and TNR that I own all those cats.
According to the Illinois Public Health & Safety Animal Population Control Act (the Act), enacted in August 2005.
Feral cat caregivers are not owners and can' tbe held responsible for the cats.
Does anyone know if a new law has been passed that makes that one null?
- StefLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
Sec. 2.16. "Owner" means any person having a right of
property in an animal, or who keeps or harbors an animal, or
who has it in his care, or acts as its custodian, or who
knowingly permits a dog to remain on any premises occupied by
him or her. "Owner" does not include a feral cat caretaker
participating in a trap, spay/neuter, return or release
As far as I can tell, this law is still in effect. Are you sure that you are considered a feral cat caretaker? Does animal control have proof that you participate in a trap and release program? Animal control might just be wrong and overstepping their bounds for whatever reason. Check out Knoll v. City of Oneonta.Source(s): http://network.bestfriends.org/legalanimal/news/70... http://184.108.40.206/search?q=cache:RiO_fogNuywJ:w...