(1) Violation of ORS 609.060 (2), 609.100 or 609.169 is a Class B violation.
(2) Maintaining a public nuisance in violation of ORS 609.095 (2) or (3) is punishable by a fine of not more than $250.
(3)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, violation of ORS 609.098 is a Class A misdemeanor.
(b) If a dog kills a person, violation of ORS 609.098 is a Class C felony.
(c) If a keeper violates ORS 609.098, the court shall order the dangerous dog killed in a humane manner.
(4) Violation of ORS 609.405 constitutes a Class C misdemeanor.
(5) In addition to any fine or sentence imposed under this section, a court may order a person who violates ORS 609.060 (2), 609.095, 609.098, 609.100, 609.169 or 609.405 to pay restitution for any physical injury, death or property damage caused by the dog as a result of the keeper’s violation of ORS 609.060 (2), 609.095, 609.098, 609.100, 609.169 or 609.405. The court may also order the person to pay the cost of keeping the dog in impoundment.
(6) In addition to any fine imposed or restitution ordered of a keeper for a violation of ORS 609.060 (2), 609.095, 609.100, 609.169 or 609.405, the court may impose reasonable restrictions on the keeping of the dog to ensure the safety or health of the public. The keeper must pay the cost of complying with reasonable restrictions. As used in this subsection, “reasonable restrictions” may include, but is not limited to, sterilization. If the dog is a potentially dangerous dog, the court may order the dog killed in a humane manner. In determining whether to have the dog killed, the court shall give consideration to the factors described in ORS 609.093 and issue written findings on those factors.
(7) Notwithstanding ORS 19.270 and 19.330, subject to periodic advance payment of the cost of keeping the dog in impoundment, the killing of a dog pursuant to an order under subsection (3) or (6) of this section may not be carried out during the period that the order is subject to the appeal process. Unless otherwise ordered by the Court of Appeals, the dog may be killed during the appeal period if the keeper fails to maintain advance payment of the cost of keeping the dog impounded.
(8) If a court orders a dog killed under subsection (6) of this section and the keeper does not make the dog available for that purpose, the court may issue a search warrant for a property upon probable cause to believe that the dog is located at that property. [Amended by 1963 c.237 §2; 1965 c.499 §2; 1967 c.495 §3; 1973 c.655 §6; 1977 c.802 §13; subsection (3) enacted as 1985 c.289 §2(3); 1999 c.658 §§12,12a; 1999 c.1051 §§208,322b; 2001 c.636 §11; 2005 c.840 §8]Section: Previous 609.340 609.350 609.405 609.500 609.505 609.510 609.515 609.520 609.650 609.652 609.654 609.805 609.990 609.992 609.994 Next
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