2011 ORS § 133.379¹
Duty of peace officer to arrest and prosecute violators of cruelty to animals laws
  • disposition of fines

(1) It shall be the duty of any peace officer to arrest and prosecute any violator of ORS 167.315 (Animal abuse in the second degree) to 167.333 (Sexual assault of an animal), 167.340 (Animal abandonment), 167.355 (Involvement in animal fighting), 167.365 (Dogfighting) or 167.428 (Cockfighting) for any violation which comes to the knowledge or notice of the officer.

(2) All fines and forfeitures collected for violations of ORS 167.315 (Animal abuse in the second degree) to 167.333 (Sexual assault of an animal), 167.340 (Animal abandonment), 167.355 (Involvement in animal fighting), 167.365 (Dogfighting) or 167.428 (Cockfighting), except for forfeitures of the animal as provided under ORS 167.350 (Forfeiture of rights in mistreated animal) or 167.435 (Forfeiture of rights in fighting birds or property), shall be paid into the county treasury of the county in which it is collected, and placed to the credit of the county school fund. [Formerly 770.240 [bad link]; 1983 c.648 §3; 1985 c.662 §13; 2001 c.926 §17; 2009 c.550 §5]