• December 12, 2018, 11:32:09 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Welcome to ILLINOIS PRISON TALK, www.illinoisprisontalk.org - A Family Support Forum and Information Center for those interacting with the Illinois Department of Corrections. IPT members are comprised of family/friends of inmates, prison reform activists, ex-offenders, prisoner rights advocates and others interested in the well-being of Illinois prisoners. We encourage open discussion but please be tolerant of other's opinions. This website is protected by Copyright 2006-2018. All rights reserved. There are some private forums that require registration, please register.

Author Topic: Allowed dogs to Parolees?  (Read 179 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline ERwife

  • Full member
  • ***
  • Posts: 52
  • Karma: 8
Allowed dogs to Parolees?
« on: September 01, 2018, 08:00:37 PM »
My LO will be home in a little over 8 months and we are considering getting my son a dog for Christmas.  However, we know that some dogs are not allowed for parolees to have.  Does anyone know where I can find a list, if such exist?

Offline lvanrs2

  • Lvanrs2
  • Support Staff
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2030
  • Karma: 19
Re: Allowed dogs to Parolees?
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2018, 01:51:09 AM »
The law is for all offenders and if the dog is considered to be vicious under the law, they are to be microchipped and neutered. It applies to certain dogs and convictions, but  it could depend on the PO and how they must feel about dogs.  We have some members on IPT, that have had no problems with their dogs, while others had to go through the process of being chipped and neutered, from a Rottie to a Yorkie ....

Here is the link to the full Animal Control Act:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1704&ChapAct=510%C2%A0ILCS%C2%A05/&ChapterID=41&ChapterName=ANIMALS&ActName=Animal+Control+Act

It applies to certain dogs and certain felonies committed by parolee:



a person convicted of a forcible felony
a felony violation of the Humane Care for Animals Act
a felony violation of Article 24 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (dangerous weapon)
a felony violation of Class 3 or higher of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act
a felony violation of Class 3 or higher of the Cannabis Control Act
a felony violation of Class 2 or higher of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act
There is no action better at creating insanity in a person than trying to control something you have no control over.

Only do whatever you are willing to pay the consequences for.

Offline ERwife

  • Full member
  • ***
  • Posts: 52
  • Karma: 8
Re: Allowed dogs to Parolees?
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2018, 10:20:57 AM »
The law is for all offenders and if the dog is considered to be vicious under the law, they are to be microchipped and neutered. It applies to certain dogs and convictions, but  it could depend on the PO and how they must feel about dogs.  We have some members on IPT, that have had no problems with their dogs, while others had to go through the process of being chipped and neutered, from a Rottie to a Yorkie ....

Here is the link to the full Animal Control Act:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1704&ChapAct=510%C2%A0ILCS%C2%A05/&ChapterID=41&ChapterName=ANIMALS&ActName=Animal+Control+Act

It applies to certain dogs and certain felonies committed by parolee:



a person convicted of a forcible felony
a felony violation of the Humane Care for Animals Act
a felony violation of Article 24 of the Criminal Code of 1961 (dangerous weapon)
a felony violation of Class 3 or higher of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act
a felony violation of Class 3 or higher of the Cannabis Control Act
a felony violation of Class 2 or higher of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act


Thanks Ivanrs.....he wants a small dog such as a bichon or a shih tzu.  i read some previous post about getting the dog chipped and neutered, which i would get dpne anyway.  Who knew that this would be so hard?