2007 ORS 167.360¹
Definitions for ORS 167.360 to 167.375

As used in ORS 167.360 (Definitions for ORS 167.360 to 167.375) to 167.375 (Seizure of fighting dogs):

(1) "Breaking stick" means a device designed for insertion behind the molars of a dog for the purpose of breaking the dog’s grip on another animal or object.

(2) "Cat mill" means a device that rotates around a central support with one arm designed to secure a dog and one arm designed to secure a cat, rabbit or other small animal beyond the grasp of the dog.

(3) "Dogfight" means a fight, arranged by any person, between two or more dogs the purpose or probable result of which fight is the infliction of injury by one dog upon another.

(4) "Dogfighting paraphernalia" means a breaking stick, cat mill, springpole, weighted or unweighted chain collar weighing 10 pounds or more, leather or mesh collar with a strap more than two inches in width, fighting pit or unprescribed veterinary medicine that is a prescription drug as defined in ORS 689.005 (Definitions).

(5) "Fighting dog" means a dog that is intentionally bred or trained to be used in, or that is actually used in, a dogfight. A dog does not constitute a fighting dog solely on account of its breed.

(6) "Fighting pit" means a walled area designed to contain a dogfight.

(7) "Springpole" means a biting surface attached to a stretchable device, suspended at a height sufficient to prevent a dog from reaching the biting surface while touching the ground. [1987 c.249 §1; 2005 c.467 §1]

Note: 167.360 (Definitions for ORS 167.360 to 167.375) to 167.375 (Seizure of fighting dogs) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 167 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

Chapter 167

Atty. Gen. Opinions

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1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 167—Offenses Against Public Health, Decency and Animals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­167.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 167, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­167ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.