ORS 686.460¹
Duty of law enforcement agency after receiving report of aggravated animal abuse

(1) A law enforcement agency receiving a report of suspected aggravated animal abuse pursuant to ORS 609.654 (Public or private official reporting of aggravated animal abuse) or 686.455 (Duty to report aggravated animal abuse) shall investigate the nature and cause of the suspected aggravated animal abuse.

(2) If the law enforcement agency finds reasonable cause to believe that aggravated animal abuse has occurred, the law enforcement agency shall process the case in the same manner as any other criminal investigation. [2003 c.275 §4; 2007 c.731 §5]

Note: See note under 686.450 (Definitions).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 686—Veterinarians; Veterinary Technicians, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors686.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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