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2002 Illinois Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (2002)

handle is hein.sag/sagil0024 and id is 1 raw text is: OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Jim Ryan               March 5, 2002
FILE NO. 02-001
Meaning of Attack
in Animal Control Act
The Honorable Jeff Tomczak
State's Attorney, Will County
14 West Jefferson Street, Room 2000
Joliet, Illinois 60432
Dear Mr. Tomczak:
I have your letter where  ou inquire regarding the
meaning of the word  t   ,    sed 'n section 15 of the Animal
Control Act (510 ILCS /15 (West 2 00)), which defines the terms
vicious dog    an e   s   g for purposes of the Act (510
ILCS 5/1 e  e . (West 2000)). For the reasons hereinafter
stated, i  s my opi o that the word attack, as used in the
Animal Cont 1    ,    not limited to actual physical contact,
but also encompasses aggressive, threatening or menacing behavior
that does not culminate in biting or other injury.
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