5-2-1: DEFINITIONS:
When used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings herein ascribed to them:
ANIMAL: Every living creature, domestic or wild, but not including human beings.
CATS: All members of the feline species.
DANGEROUS ANIMALS: Any animal with the propensity to do any act, without provocation, that might endanger the safety of any person or the property of any person.
DOGS: All members of the canine species.
HINSDALE ANIMAL SHELTER: The facility located at 22 North Elm Street, Hinsdale, Illinois.
HINSDALE HUMANE SOCIETY: The Hinsdale Humane Society, an Illinois not for profit corporation.
HOSPITAL: Any establishment under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian where animals are taken for treatment of disease, boarding, surgery, shots, treatment of injury, cremations, baths, grooming, haircuts, pedicure or training.
KENNEL: Any establishment or premises where three (3) or more dogs or cats or any combination thereof more than four (4) months of age are boarded or kept for any purpose whatsoever, with the exception of regularly established veterinary hospitals, pet shops, pounds or shelters.
LEASH: A cord, throng or chain not more than eight feet (8') in length with which a dog may be controlled by the person accompanying such dog.
OWNER: Any person owning, harboring, or keeping an animal. For the purposes of this chapter, a person owning, occupying or lawfully in control of any premises on which an animal remains or to which it customarily returns daily for a period of ten (10) days or longer, or who knowingly permits an animal to remain on such premises, or who acts as custodian of an animal shall be presumed to be owning, harboring, or keeping such animal.
POULTRY: Chickens, roosters, ducks, geese, turkeys and pigeons.
UNRESTRAINED: With respect to dogs, any dog not on the premises of its owner, not on a leash and not under control of its owners, or agent of the owner. (Ord. 87-O-48, 11-23-1987; amd. Ord. 20-O-42, 9-14-2020)