Animal Safety Do's & Don'ts

  • DO ... be careful around all dogs and animals
  • DO ... ask the pet owner before petting an animal
  • DO ... provide your pet with training. Basic commands are essential for having control of your dog.
  • DON'T ... ever tease a dog.
  • DON'T ... disturb a dog while it is sleeping, eating or near puppies.
  • DON'T ... approach an injured animal - call Animal Control for help.
  • DON'T ... stare into a dogs eyes - it could be perceived as a challenge.

Illinois State Animal Control Laws REQUIRE ...
that you report ALL ANIMAL BITES to Animal Control