Duty of peace officer to arrest and prosecute violators of cruelty to animals laws
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. [Formerly 770.240; 1983 c.648 §3; 1985 c.662 §13; 2001 c.926 §17; 2009 c.550 §5; 2012 c.89 §9]
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