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Record #: O2018-4044   
Type: Ordinance Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 5/25/2018 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Finance
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Section 4-384-015 to further regulate retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits
Sponsors: Lopez, Raymond A.
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 4 - Businesses, Occupations & Consumer Protection - Ch. 384 Animal Care
Attachments: 1. O2018-4044.pdf
Related files: R2019-362


SECTION 1. Section 4-384-015 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by inserting the language underscored, as follows::

4-384-015 Retail sale of dogs, cats and rabbits.
Definitions. As used in this section:
"Offer(s) for sale" means to display, sell, deliver, offer for sale or adoption, advertise for the sale of, barter, auction, give away or otherwise dispose of a dog, cat or rabbit.
"Retailer" means any person licensed or required to be licensed under this chapter who offers for sale any dog, cat or rabbit in the City.
"Rescue organization" means any not-for- profit organization that has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, whose mission and practice is, in whole or in significant part, the rescue and placement of dogs, cats or rabbits.
Restrictions on the retail sale of animals. A retailer may offer for sale only those dogs, cats or rabbits that the retailer has obtained frorriT

an animal control center, animal care facility, kennel, pound or training facility operated by any subdivision of local, state or federal government; or
a humane society or rescue organization that has an agreement or other affiliation with Chicago Animal Care and Control.
Exemptions. The restrictions on retailers set forth in subsection (b) of this section shall not apply to any entity listed in paragraphs (1) or (2) of subsection (b) of this section, or to any veterinary hospital or clinic licensed pursuant to the Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Practice Act of 2004, codified at 225 ILCS 115.
Disclosures required. Any retailer who offers for sale a dog, cat or rabbit shall make the following disclosures to the customer about such animal:

for each dog or cat: a written disclosure meeting all of the requirements set forth in Sections 3.5 or 3.15, as applicable, of the Animal Welfare Act, codified at 225 ILCS 605; and
for each rabbit: (i) the breed, approxi...

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