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Any animal which is on any public way or within any public place and which is severely injured or diseased, and for which care is not being provided on the scene or any severely injured or diseased animal that has strayed onto private premises, shall be removed, if possible, to the care of an animal control center, to the nearest humane society, or to the nearest veterinarian or veterinary hospital willing to accept them. If immediate removal shall not be possible, such animal may be destroyed by the most humane method available on the scene, unless the owner shall come forward beforehand and assume responsibility for removal and care.
Handling of any such case shall be the responsibility of the Department or, in the absence of a representative of the Department, any City of Chicago police officer, or any humane society representative duly authorized by the society to act in its behalf.
(Prior code § 98-12; Amend Coun. J. 11-16-16, p. 37901, Art. I, § 31)