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Record #: O2017-3233   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 4/19/2017 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on License and Consumer Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-384-060 by requiring owner's written consent for using electric collar on dogs
Sponsors: O'Shea, Matthew J., Lopez, Raymond A., Smith, Michele, Sposato, Nicholas
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 384 Animal Care
Attachments: 1. O2017-3233.pdf
Related files: R2019-362


SECTION 1. Section 4-384-060 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

4-384-060 Animal care facility license - Standards.
(a) Every animal care facility that provides day care or boarding for dogs shall:
maintain a file for every dog in its care that includes the certificates and verification required in this subsection (a);
provide each dog with a cage or separate individual enclosure;
require proof of a current city dog license for any dog that is owned by a resident of the city; and
obtain from the dog's owner (i) a veterinary certificate of health and proof of current vaccinations for distemper, rabies, parvovirus, and bordatella. A veterinary certificate of adequate titer protection issued within the previous 12 months from the date of presentation may be substituted for the distemper and parvovirus vaccinations; and (ii) a current veterinary certificate verifying that the dog is free from intestinal parasites; and
(5) . obtain the owner's express, written consent prior to using an electric
collar on a dog.
Every animal care facility that permits dogs to commingle with other dogs shall, at all times that the facility is operating, have a minimum of two trained staff members on site, with a minimum of one trained staff member in constant supervision of the dogs. In the case of a playtime group of dogs consisting of 15 or more dogs, the facility shall have a minimum of three trained staff members on site, with a minimum of two trained staff members in constant supervision of the playtime group; provided that in no instance shall a playtime group shall consist of more than 40 dogs.
Every animal care facility shall post a sign in a conspicuous place at the licensed premises setting forth that no dog shall be enrolled in the facility unless the requirements of subsection (a) of this section are...

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