It shall be the duty of the owner of a dog within the Village to obtain an annual license for each dog over the age of four (4) months. A rabies vaccination must be shown in order for a license to be issued. No person shall permit any dog to run at large in the Village at any time. All dogs shall be kept under restraint. No owner shall permit their dog to deposit any offal or noisome substance on any parkways, alleyways, neighborhood yards, etc.
It shall be the duty of all cat owners to have a rabies vaccination for each cat over the age of four (4) months. No person shall permit their cat to run at large in the Village. All cats shall be kept under restraint.
Catvando works toward the humane management and reduction of street cats, stray and feral, through a Trap Neuter Return (TNR) program. They address the issue of street cats, provide support to cat care givers and use the opportunity to teach respect for all of life. A Cook County Sponsoring Agency.
As temperatures rise, so does the threat of the mosquito-borne West Nile Virus. Public health officials are asking all residents to take precautions to avoid bites by limiting your time outdoors between dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. If you must be outdoors, wear long-sleeves, pants and socks, and use insect repellent with 30% DEET, primarily applied to clothing. Residents can also help reduce the mosquito population by eliminating breeding sites by cleaning roof gutters, storing containers upside down, covering trash containers to keep out rainwater and emptying birdbaths and wading pools every few days. It also helps to keep grass and weeds cut short and to make sure your screen doors close tightly to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.
Dead bird collection is available by calling (847) 671-8240 and to determine if the bird is suitable for testing. Village inspectors are larviciding mosquito pools that are found and reported. Also, backyard catch basins can be treated by Inspectional Services by contacting them at (847) 671-8240.
Raccoons, skunks, opossums, and other wild animals can cause a multitude of problems for homeowners. If you need assistance to trap these animals please contact the Health Department: