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March 30, 2023
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Animal Control Regulations for Jackson County, Oregon

Animal Care and Control Regulations are enforced throughout Jackson County. Individual cities may have additional regulations pertaining to animals within city limits.

Please refer to the Jackson County Code to see a full copy of this chapter. County Code (select part 6)

Animal Control Advisory Committee


a) There is hereby established in and for the County an Animal Control Advisory Committee.

(b) The Animal Control Advisory Committee shall consist of seven members who shall each

serve for a term of three years. The Advisory Committee shall consist of:

(1) One member who is a sheep grower;

(2) One member nominated by the County Stockman’s Association;

(3) One member representing a local animal welfare organization to include but is not

limited to, Committed Alliance to Strays, Friends of the Animal Shelter, Southern Oregon

Humane Society and S.N.Y.P. (Spay and Neuter Your Pet);

(4) One member who has professional fish and wildlife management experience and


(5) Two members qualified, in the judgment of the Board of County Commissioners, to

represent the interests of the general public;

(6) One member who is a veterinarian or other animal health care specialist.

(c) The members of the Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation; however, all

expenses necessarily incurred by the members of the Advisory Committee shall be paid from the

Animal Control Fund, subject to County review and budgetary limitations.

(d) The functions and responsibilities of the Animal Control Advisory Committee shall be to:

(1) Recommend to the Board of Commissioners, in a timely manner, policies concerning

dogs, cats, euthanasia, livestock, including strays, animal handling methods and control of


(2) Conduct studies into the need for control of predators and make recommendations to

the Board of Commissioners; and

(3) Perform such other duties as the Board of Commissioners may assign to it.

(Ord. 2001-2. Passed 5-23-01; Ord. 2007-24. Passed 9-12-07.)