Per Elgin's city ordinance number 7.04.020(2) it is unlawful to "fail, refuse or neglect to provide any animal in his or her charge or custody as owner or otherwise with proper food, drink, shade, care, or shelter;" and (4) it is unlawful "to confine an animal in a motor vehicle in such a manner that places it in a life or health threatening situation by exposure to a prolonged period of extreme heat or cold." To view the complete odinance pertaining to animals in Elgin,see Title 7 of the city's municipal code.
Harsh weather conditions during the winter and summer months can cause harm to your pet if the necessary precautions are not instituted. So often, our animal control officers encounter situations that could have been prevented. By adhering to the below suggestions, you have the power to ensure the safety of your pet.