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(225 ILCS 605/3.5)
Information on dogs and cats available for adoption by an animal shelter or animal control facility.
(a) An animal shelter or animal control facility must provide to the adopter prior to the time of adoption the following information, to the best of its knowledge, on any dog or cat being offered for adoption:
(1) The breed, age, date of birth, sex, and color of
the dog or cat if known, or if unknown, the animal shelter or animal control facility shall estimate to the best of its ability.
(2) The details of any inoculation or medical
treatment that the dog or cat received while under the possession of the animal shelter or animal control facility.
(3) The adoption fee and any additional fees or
(4) If the dog or cat was returned by an adopter,
then the date and reason for the return.
(5) The following written statement: "A copy of our
policy regarding warranties, refunds, or returns is available upon request.".
(6) The license number of the animal shelter or
animal control facility issued by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
(b) The information required in subsection (a) shall be provided to the adopter in written form by the animal shelter or animal control facility and shall have an acknowledgement of disclosures form, which must be signed by the adopter and an authorized representative of the animal shelter or animal control facility at the time of the adoption. The acknowledgement of disclosures form shall include the following:
(1) A blank space for the dated signature and printed
name of the authorized representative handling the adoption on behalf of the animal shelter or animal control facility, which shall be immediately beneath the following printed statement: "I hereby attest that all of the above information is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.".
(2) A blank space for the dated signature and printed
name of the adopter, which shall be immediately beneath the following statement: "I hereby attest that this disclosure was posted on or near the cage of the dog or cat for adoption and that I have read all the disclosures. I further understand that I am entitled to keep a signed copy of this disclosure.".
(c) A copy of the disclosures and the signed acknowledgement of disclosures form shall be provided to the adopter and the original copy shall be maintained by the animal shelter or animal control facility for a period of 2 years from the date of adoption. A copy of the animal shelter's or animal control facility's policy regarding warranties, refunds, or returns shall be provided to the adopter.
(d) An animal shelter or animal control facility shall post in a conspicuous place in writing on or near the cage of any dog or cat available for adoption the information required by subsection (a) of this Section 3.5.
(Source: P.A. 96-1470, eff. 1-1-11.)