Illinois Animal Law: Replevin of Pets

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Replevin is proper action to be brought by an owner seeking return of his or her pet when the pet “ha[s] been wrongfully distained, or otherwise wrongfully taken or … wrongfully detained”. See 735 ILCS 5/19-101. In a replevin action, “the court shall issue an order of replevin if plaintiff establishes a prima facie case to a superior right of …

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Illinois Animal Law: Dangerous vs. Vicious Dog Definition

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If you live in a village, town or city in Illinois that does not have it’s own definition of dangerous dog/animal or vicious dog/animal, then the definition set forth by the Illinois Animal Control Act, 510 ILCS 5 will apply.  Let’s take a look at those two definitions. “Potentially dangerous dog” means a dog that is unsupervised and found running …

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