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July 03, 2022
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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)

Killing or Physically Injuring or Chasing Livestock


(a) In addition to sections otherwise provided, there is hereby adopted as County Law, Oregon State law ORS 609.156, 609.162, 609.163 and 609.168 and any regulations promulgated that are necessary for the implementation thereof.

(b) Unless otherwise required under Oregon Law:

(1) If at the conclusion of the hearing the hearings officer determines that the dog did not engage in the chasing of livestock, the dog shall be released to the keeper and any fees paid by the keeper shall be refunded. In such cases, if the dog was impounded upon receipt of evidence from a complainant, the hearings officer may require the complainant to pay the costs of keeping the dog during the impoundment.
(2) In any case where the citing officer or the Director based upon his/her investigation and review of such case determines there is insufficient evidence to establish the responsible party failed to prevent the dog from engaging in the wrongful behavior, the citing animal control officer or Director may, in lieu of issuing a notice of County Violation for violation of JCC 612.09(b), issue a notice of County Violation citing this subsection and specifically alleging that the dog is a "Public Hazard" under JCC 612.16(c)(4).
A. Any notice of County Violation issued pursuant to JCC 612.17(b)(2) shall not be subject to the imposition of a fine against the person cited but that person shall be subject to all other restrictions and conditions lawfully imposed by the Director or a hearings officer pursuant to JCC 612.18.
(3) Any dog found in violation of chasing, physically injuring or killing livestock that is not killed is subject to State law requirements for implantation of an identifying microchip and any keeper or intended recipient of the dog is responsible for paying all costs associated with such implantation before the dog is released from impoundment if it is impounded.