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    Illinois made great strides in animal welfare this year. From protections against animal cruelty, to canine courtroom comfort, many new or revised laws take effect in the new year regarding animal welfare. Stay informed and up to date. Learn about interesting new laws designed to keep our pets safe and at home.

  • dogs snowBeginning in January, you can be charged with a misdemeanor if you leave a pet outdoors in extreme temperature conditions. The governor signed legislation earlier this year making it a Class A misdemeanor if dogs or cats are injured or die due to weather exposure.

    Senate President John J. Cullerton cosponsored the bill with Rep. Sara Feigenholtz after a number of dogs died during last year’s bitterly cold winter after being left out in extreme temperatures.