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Pet Safety and Village Codes

If an incident occurs, please contact the Kane County Sheriff Office to report. In an emergency, call 911. For Non-Emergencies call (630) 232-6840.

Animal Bites

It shall be the duty of the owner of any dog or cat to prevent such dog or cat from biting or attacking any person in the village. If a person is bitten by a dog or cat he shall report the incident to the Kane County animal control authorities.

Any dog or cat (when unprovoked) that bites or attacks anyone in the Village is declared to be a public nuisance and such dog or cat may be apprehended by a police officer, animal warden, or other person charged with the enforcement of animal control ordinances.

Running at Large

It shall be unlawful to permit to run at large any dog or cat on the streets, parks or public ways of the village, or in any church, school, public hail or building, office, store or market, restaurant or other place where food is served during the time the said place is open for business. If any dog shall be found upon the private premises of any other person than the owner or keeper of such dog or cat, the owner or keeper of such dog or cat shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this section. The provisions of this section shall not apply to dogs leading blind persons, or to dogs exhibited at dog or pet shows, or dog training schools.

Disturbing Quiet and Damaging Property

It shall be unlawful for an owner to keep, harbor or otherwise maintain a dog or cat in the village which shall disturb the quiet of any person or neighborhood, or which shall attack any person, or which shall cause danger or fear to any person or neighborhood.

Penalty

Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $750.00 for each offense; and a separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.