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Record #: O2018-948   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 2/28/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Environmental Protection
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 7-12-065 by establishing provisions for redemption of dogs and cats impounded by City
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 7 - Health & Safety - Ch. 12 Animal Care & Control
Attachments: 1. O2018-948.pdf
Related files: R2019-362


SECTION 1. Section 7-12-065 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:
7-12-065 Impoundment Redemption of dogs and cats Compulsory sterilization and microchip implantation.
Except as provided elsewhere in this section, any Any dog or cat handled by the Department under Section 7-12-040 or impounded under Sections 7-12-040, 7-12-080, or 7-12-290 shalf. prior to the animal's return to its owner redemption:

have a microchip implanted if it does not already have one: and
have a confirmed current rabies vaccination: and,
if the dog or cat is capable of reproduction, be sterilized, unless, in the determination of the Executive Director, the sterilization would endanger tho life or health of the animal.
An owner may receive the animal without compliance with subsection (a)(1) or
Tthe Executive Director determines that microchippinq and/or sterilization would endanger the life or health of the animal, or
The owner contests microchipping and/or sterilization within the stray hold period set forth in Section 7-12-060 by filing a written request for a hearing.
The implantation of a microchip in and the sterilization of the animal pursuant to this section shall be performed only after the owner, if known, is given notification either in person, or by first class mail, of the Executive Director's intent to implant a microchip in and sterilize the animal and informing the owner of his right to appeal such determination by filing a written request for a hearing within five days of service of the notice.
An owner who redeems an animal pursuant to subsection (b)(1) shall, within thirty days of redeeming the animal, provide the Department with either:

proof that the owner had the animal microchipped and/or sterilized; or
a veterinarian's certificate stating that the animal cannot be sterilized without endange...

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