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Offline DansDad

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2010, 11:32:00 PM »
our pit is a real baby but as said very protective of me my wife i dont think he would do ever bite anyone but im not the type of person to take a chance..

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2010, 11:36:40 PM »
My lab was playing with a pit tonite at the dog park....he was very sweet and put up with Bo's shenanighans....LOL.  They really do get a bad rap.  Most of the other owners kept their dogs away from him...I thought he was beautiful...all gray with a white face stripe...and he was very friendly to me....
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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2010, 06:59:02 AM »
From the American Temperament Testing Society ~ ATTS Breed Statistics as of December 2008

Page 1: Afghan Hound - Belgian Malinois
Breed Name    Tested    Passed    Failed    Percent
AFGHAN HOUND   161   116   45   72.0%
AIREDALE TERRIER   100   77   23   77.0%
AKBASH DOG   15   13   2   86.7%
AKITA   492   365   127   74.2%
ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG   8   5   3   62.5%
ALASKAN MALAMUTE   212   179   33   84.4%
AMERICAN BULLDOG   170   144   26   84.7%
AMERICAN ESKIMO   80   66   14   82.5%
AMERICAN FOXHOUND   2   2   0   100.0%
AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER   665   567   98   85.3%
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER   570   478   92   83.9%


If you are interested here is a link to my Pit Bull page on facebook.  Information, stories, pics ~ all to spread the goodness and dispel the myth.

By the way, I have decided to bring Bailey the 3 legged pit home on Friday.

opps!  forgot to include the link    :wc1:

http://www.facebook.com/pitbullstheothergooddog?ref=ts
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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2010, 01:11:00 AM »
I have a 125lb German Shepard, who does look very intimidating when your standing outside the fence, however the minute your in the yard, all he wants is loving.

I like Dazz have owned several dogs,2 Great Danes,2 Pitts, 2 Labs, 1 Yorkie and a Rat terrier and they were all the most loving non-aggresive animals. My son had rescued a Golden Retriever and she bite my 2 year old son on his face, I ended up having to rush him to the hospital. All the E.R. staff kept saying to me was, "you've got to be kidding a Golden Retriever did this". So like it was said in other posts, I guess its all how they are raised.

Bailey, the Golden Retriever went to home with an older couple that had no children and is doing great now.

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2010, 08:11:32 AM »
Several weeks ago a Golden Retriever that was in Bo's obedience class had to be put down for biting it's owners the fifth time...he was very aggressive in class also and Bo was a little intimidated by him.  After he was put down we were all able to drop the leashes and let them have play time before class.  He tainted the whole class.
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« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2010, 07:40:55 PM »
That just goes to show that even the dogs that are classified as "Good Family Pets", don't seem to be so good after all. Yet P.O's are worried about Pits, Rotts and Shepard's?!

By the way Dazz, Bo is adorable, you can see all his curiosity in his eyes,lol.

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #66 on: July 11, 2010, 03:30:38 PM »
ok wat exactly is a forcably felony mean

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« Reply #67 on: July 11, 2010, 04:14:26 PM »
ok wat exactly is a forcably felony mean

Under [section] 2-8 of the Illinois Code,

"Forcible felony" means treason, first degree murder, second degree
   murder, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated
   criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, robbery,
   burglary, residential burglary, aggravated arson, arson, aggravated
   kidnaping, kidnaping, aggravated battery resulting in great bodily
   harm or permanent disability or disfigurement and any other felony
   which involves the use or threat of physical force or violence
   against any individual. (51)
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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2010, 12:06:10 PM »
Yes it is true...I own a  training, boarding and daycare center for dogs.  I have 3  German Shepherds,  I had to agree to keep them at my facility while my lo lived with me.  Now, whether I did or not is another subject.

Actually, my dogs were probably the best therapy for him...when I met my lo, he was afraid of my dogs and wouldn't have much to do with them...they however felt differently and wouldn't give in till he showed them some love.  He ended up doing much of the caregiving and it used to take my breath away to see them all laying at his feet while he watched TV.   *sigh*
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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2010, 10:43:43 AM »
I have a 2 yr. old pitbull who is a big baby. Doesn't even hurt a fly lol..my l/o will be home soon on parole in my home and wondering if our pitbull would be a problem...she is spayed and microchipped. I have paperwork to prove it. Anyone?

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #70 on: September 25, 2010, 11:15:46 AM »
Probably not, unless it's been determined to be a 'dangerous dog' under Section 15 of Illinois' Animal Control Act.  That  would involve a court order....so I doubt it applies to you.  Your LO's PO will tell you if you need to remove the dog from the home.
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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #71 on: September 25, 2010, 11:28:42 AM »
Again, thank you Dazz :)

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #72 on: September 25, 2010, 11:45:09 AM »
I'd make sure the dog is microchipped and spayed/neutered though.
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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #73 on: September 28, 2010, 11:56:16 PM »
If you contact your local animal control ,they give out free neutering and spading coupons to have your animal fixed.Also the only charge $15.00 for a microchip.Just thought i would tell everyone in case money is tight.

not in will county either you take a pit or sheaperd or dogs of similar they try to talk you into putting them down as a vissious animal..animal control has really changed in the past few years its all about money not a loveing home for the pet

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #74 on: September 29, 2010, 09:01:43 AM »
There are many Humane Societies & Animal Shelters that offer low cost Spay/Neuter.  It is in their best interest to help people sterilize their pets and keep them in their homes.  Any Animal Control Agency on the other hand does not have the same in mind.  Google shelters or humane society in your area and give them a call ~ for any one looking.  Also shelters and humane societies offer cheap micro chipping vaccinations.  Good luck to all.
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« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2010, 11:37:03 PM »
I called my vet and asked if there as a program for spay/neuter , they had applications at their office, I picked one up filled it out sent it to Springfield and about 5 weeks later I recieved a voucher in the mail. I just had my boy fixed a week and half ago. It cost me 15.00 for rabies and neuter and 20.00 for his county tag. Not bad in my eyes and his vet accepted the voucher. YAY.

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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #76 on: February 20, 2011, 10:52:49 AM »
I haven't been able to get a straight answer on this. Will my loved one be able to come home to our house, we have a couple of small dogs? Some of the inmates at county jail old my husband you can't have dogs. I asked a CO there and she told me that if he had been arrested for animal cruelty we couldn't, but otherwise it wouldn't be a problem. I asked while I was at Jacksonville yesterday & they couldn't tell me. An inmate there told J that his parole was denied because his sister had 2 small dogs that didn't have shots and/or weren't spayed or nuetered. Does anyone know what the rule is?
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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #77 on: February 20, 2011, 11:02:11 AM »
There is a dog law on the books concerning convicted felons.  This law mostly pertains to dogs that have been deemed vicious.  I am mobile right now  and can't pull the link at the moment but I'm sure someone will be along to post you more information. You can use the search button on the home page of the forum to find the information you are looking for.
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« Reply #78 on: February 20, 2011, 11:06:43 AM »
I've moved this topic to our Parole /Re-Entry board and there are a few topics here about dogs and parole, here is one link:


http://www.illinoisprisontalk.org/index.php/topic,6430.0.html

In the past some members with small dogs have had no problems, it again depends on some PO's.

Here is the statue regarding the Dog Law:





(720 ILCS 5/12‑36)
    Sec. 12‑36. Possession of certain dogs by felons prohibited.
    (a) For a period of 10 years commencing upon the release of a person from incarceration, it is unlawful for 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, 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, or a felony violation of Class 2 or higher of the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act, to knowingly own, possess, have custody of, or reside in a residence with, either:
        (1) an unspayed or unneutered dog or puppy older than
     12 weeks of age; or
 
        (2) irrespective of whether the dog has been spayed
     or neutered, any dog that has been determined to be a vicious dog under Section 15 of the Animal Control Act.
 
    (b) Any dog owned, possessed by, or in the custody of a person convicted of a felony, as described in subsection (a), must be microchipped for permanent identification.
    (c) Sentence. A person who violates this Section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
    (d) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this Section that the dog in question is neutered or spayed, or that the dog in question was neutered or spayed within 7 days of the defendant being charged with a violation of this Section. Medical records from, or the certificate of, a doctor of veterinary medicine licensed to practice in the State of Illinois who has personally examined or operated upon the dog, unambiguously indicating whether the dog in question has been spayed or neutered, shall be prima facie true and correct, and shall be sufficient evidence of whether the dog in question has been spayed or neutered. This subsection (d) is not applicable to any dog that has been determined to be a vicious dog under Section 15 of the Animal Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 94‑818, eff. 1‑1‑07.)



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Re: Dog Laws for Felons ....
« Reply #79 on: February 20, 2011, 03:01:11 PM »
Thanks everyone. We have 2 little weiner dogs that are nuetered & vaccinated. Hopefully - no problem.
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