All dogs and cats more than 4 months old are required to be inoculated against rabies. DuPage County Animal Control issues rabies tags through local veterinarians, as well as at the Animal Control Center in Wheaton. Lisle dogs must wear a current rabies tag at all times.
Village ordinances prohibit dogs and cats from running at large. If your pet is missing, contact the Lisle Police Department at 630-271-4200 to see if your pet has been found.
Retrieving Pet(s) from Pound
Pet owners redeeming their animals from the pound will be will be required to pay for all fines and any fees that incurred for the period the animal was impounded. Fees include boarding costs, rabies inoculation (if no proof), and micro chipping. Micro chipping pets became a state law on January 1, 2004, and requires that all impounded animals are to be chipped and registered before being released to their owners.
Laws & Limitations
In general, residents of single-family homes can have up to 4 dogs and 4 cats or a combined total of no more than 10 animals. Residents of townhomes, condos and multi-family homes can have only 1 dog and 1 cat. For more detailed information on Lisle pet leash laws and limitations on how many animals that may be kept in single and multi-family homes, please refer to the Village Code Book or call the Village Hall at 630-271-4100.
New Law Helps Pets Confined in Hot Vehicles
Many of us have had that unpleasant feeling of seeing a helpless animal trapped inside a locked car on a hot summer day. Temperatures in a vehicle can rise to dangerous levels in a short period of time. Confined pets can quickly succumb to heatstroke and suffocation. Rolling down the window or parking in the shade doesn’t guarantee protection from the heat. Not only is this unsafe for pets, but it is now also against the law in Illinois.
According to the Humane Care for Animals Act, which went into effect January 1, 2016, “no owner of a dog or cat that is a companion animal may expose the dog or cat in a manner that places the dog or cat in a life-threatening situation for a prolonged period of time in extreme heat or cold conditions that results in injury to or death of the animal.”
If you have concerns regarding a pet locked in a vehicle in potentially dangerously high temperatures, contact the Lisle Police Department by calling 911. An officer will respond to evaluate the situation and help remove the pet from the dangerous environment.
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