Monday, September 08, 2008

Illinois passes good samaritan law for animals

Just before the Labor Day holiday, the Illinois governor signed an act into law amending the state's anti-cruelty statute. Here's the synopsis:

Amends the Humane Care for Animals Act. Provides that any person, including a veterinarian, who in good faith provides emergency care or treatment without fee to an injured animal or an animal separated from its owner due to an emergency or a disaster is not liable for civil damages as a result of his or her acts or omissions in providing or arranging further care or treatment, except for willful or wanton misconduct. Provides that the statute of limitations is 2 years for a violation of the Act (instead of cruelty to animals). Effective immediately.

Here's the link if you want to check out more details on HB5076...

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