ORS 609.169¹
Keeping dog with knowledge that it has harmed livestock

(1) Except as provided under subsections (2) and (3) of this section, a person may not own, harbor or keep any dog with knowledge that it has killed, wounded or injured livestock within this state or, with knowledge that, while off the premises owned or under the control of its owner and while not acting under the direction of its master or the agents or employees of such master, it has killed or seriously injured any person.

(2) A person is not prohibited from owning, harboring or keeping a dog pursuant to a county approved adoption or relocation of a dog under ORS 609.162 (Guidelines for imposing remedial measures, civil penalties or other sanctions) (1)(b) or (c).

(3) A person is not prohibited from owning, harboring or keeping a dog, with knowledge that it has killed or wounded chickens, unless the dog owner fails to pay full damages for the killed or wounded chickens within three days after receipt of a demand for those damages from the owner of the chickens. [Formerly 609.160]

Chapter 609

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Possession and ad­min­is­tra­­tion of sodium pentobarbital by county animal control program, (1982) Vol 42, p 297

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 609—Animal Control; Exotic Animals; Dealers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors609.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 609, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­609ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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