For the pur­pos­es of this Chap­ter, the fol­low­ing terms shall be giv­en these def­i­n­i­tions:

(A) “Act” means the Illi­nois Ani­mal Con­trol Act, 510 ILCS 5/1 et seq.,and any reg­u­la­tions pro­mul­gat­ed there­un­der.

(B) “Admin­is­tra­tor” means a vet­eri­nar­i­an licensed by the State and appoint­ed pur­suant to this Chap­ter, or in the event a vet­eri­nar­i­an can­not be found and appoint­ed pur­suant to this Chap­ter, a non-vet­er­i­­nar­i­an may serve as Admin­is­tra­tor under this Chap­ter.  In the event the Admin­is­tra­tor is not a vet­eri­nar­i­an, the Admin­is­tra­tor shall defer to the vet­eri­nar­i­an regard­ing all med­ical deci­sions.

(C) Ani­mal” means any ani­mal oth­er than man, which may be affect­ed by rabies.

(D) “Ani­mal Con­trol War­den” means any per­son hired by the Admin­is­tra­tor to per­form the duties assigned to that per­son by the Act, this Chap­ter, or the Admin­is­tra­tor.

(E) “Board” means the Board of Com­mis­sion­ers of the Coun­ty.

(F) “Code” means the Code of Ordi­nances of the Coun­ty of Union, Illi­nois.

(G) “Con­fined” means restric­tion of an ani­mal at all times by the own­er, or his agent, to an escape-proof build­ing or oth­er enclo­sure away from oth­er ani­mals and the pub­lic.

(H) “Coun­ty” means the Coun­ty of Union, Illi­nois.

(I) “Dan­ger­ous Ani­mal” means a lion, tiger, leop­ard, ocelot, jaguar, chee­tah, mar­gay, moun­tain lion, lynx, bob­cat, jaguarun­di, bear, hye­na, wolf or coy­ote, or any poi­so­nous or life-threat­en­ing rep­tile.

(J) “Dan­ger­ous Dog” means a dan­ger­ous dog as defined in the Act.

(K) “Depart­ment” means the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture of the State.

(L) “Deputy Admin­is­tra­tor” means a vet­eri­nar­i­an licensed by the State, appoint­ed by the Admin­is­tra­tor and approved by the Board.

(M) “Dog” means all mem­bers of the fam­i­ly Canidae.

(N) Has Been Bit­ten” means has been seized with the teeth or jaws so that the per­son or ani­mal seized has been nipped, gripped, wound­ed, or pierced, and fur­ther includes con­tact of sali­va with any break or abra­sion of the skin.

(O) “Inoc­u­la­tion Against Rabies” means the injec­tion of an anti-rabies vac­cine approved by the Depart­ment.

(P) “Leash” means a cord, rope, strap or chain which shall be secure­ly fas­tened to the col­lar or har­ness of a dog or oth­er ani­mal and shall be of suf­fi­cient strength to keep such dog or oth­er ani­mal under con­trol.

(Q) “Licensed Vet­eri­nar­i­an” means a vet­eri­nar­i­an licensed by and in good stand­ing with the State.

(R) “Own­er” means any per­son hav­ing the right of prop­er­ty in a dog or oth­er ani­mal, or who keeps or har­bors a dog or oth­er ani­mal, or who has it in his care, or acts as its cus­to­di­an, or who know­ing­ly per­mits a dog or oth­er domes­tic ani­mal to remain on or about any premise occu­pied by him.

(S) “Per­son” means any per­son, firm, cor­po­ra­tion, part­ner­ship, soci­ety, asso­ci­a­tion, or oth­er legal enti­ty, any pub­lic or pri­vate insti­tu­tion, the State, a munic­i­pal cor­po­ra­tion or polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion of the State, or any oth­er busi­ness unit.

(T) “Reg­is­tra­tion Cer­tifi­cate” means a print­ed form pre­scribed by the Depart­ment for the pur­pose of record­ing per­ti­nent infor­ma­tion as required by the Depart­ment under this Act or this Chap­ter.

(U) “Run­ning At Large” means a dog allowed, suf­fered or per­mit­ted by its own­er, or any oth­er per­son, to roam, run or wan­der upon any pub­lic way, pub­lic prop­er­ty or pub­lic place or upon the pri­vate premis­es of any per­son oth­er than the premis­es of the own­er or keep­er of such dog when such dog is not under con­trol by leash or oth­er rec­og­nized con­trol meth­ods.  A dog that is active­ly engaged in a legal hunt­ing activ­i­ty, includ­ing train­ing, is not con­sid­ered to be run­ning at large if the dog is on land that is open to hunt­ing or on land on which the per­son has obtained per­mis­sion to hunt or to train a dog.  A dog that is in a dog-friend­­ly area or dog park is not con­sid­ered to be run­ning at large if the dog is mon­i­tored or super­vised by a per­son.

(V) “Sher­iff” means the Sher­iff of the Coun­ty.

(W) “State” means the State ofIll­i­nois.

(X) “Stray Ani­mal” means any ani­mal not on the premis­es of the own­er or keep­er or under con­trol by leash or oth­er rec­og­nized con­trol meth­ods, and which does not, at that time and place, bear either (i) a cur­rent rabies inoc­u­la­tion tag issued pur­suant to the pro­vi­sions of this Chap­ter, by means of which, by ref­er­ence to records of cur­rent reg­is­tra­tion cer­tifi­cates, the Admin­is­tra­tor or his deputies or assis­tants may deter­mine the name and address of the own­er or keep­er there­of, or (ii) some oth­er means of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion from which the Admin­is­tra­tor or his deputies or assis­tants may direct­ly deter­mine the name and address of the own­er and keep­er there­of.

(Y) “Trea­sur­er” means the Trea­sur­er of the Coun­ty.