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Record #: O2018-176   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 1/17/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Sections 4-384-010 and 4-384-020 regarding animal care license requirements for animal shelters
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 384 Animal Care
Attachments: 1. O2018-176.pdf
Related files: R2019-362


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

4-384-010 Definitions.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

"Animal exhibition" means any public or private animal exhibition staged within the City, with or without charge to viewers, including but not limited to zoos, circuses, rodeos, dog shows, cat shows, livestock exhibitions, horse shows, other shows or exhibitions utilizing or displaying animals, or the display of any animal for purposes of advertising or promotion. For purposes of classifying animal exhibitions as temporary or permanent, a "temporary" animal exhibition shall mean one with a duration of 30 consecutive days or less, and a "permanent" animal exhibition shall mean one with a duration exceeding 30 consecutive days.

"Animal shelter" means a facility operated, owned, or maintained by a duly incorporated humane society, animal welfare society, or other non-profit organization for the purpose of providing for and promoting the welfare, protection, and humane treatment of animals.

(Omitted text is unaffected by this ordinance)

4-384-020 Animal care - License required when - Permit required for temporary animal exhibitions.
(1) No person shall engage in the business of a grooming facility, guard dog service, pet shop, animal care facility, humane society, veterinary hospital or permanent animal exhibition without having first obtained an animal care license under this chapter; provided, however, that an animal care facility may, under that license, (4i) buy or sell cats or dogs without a pet shop license; or (2-ii) groom cats or dogs without a grooming facility license.
(2) No person shall operate an animal shelter without having first obtained an animal care license under this chapter. As a condition of license issuance or renewal, any animahshelter must subm...

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