Working to improve and promote professionalism within the field of animal control while exercising justice and equality in the enforcement of animal control laws.
Register now open for the OACC Conference!

September 25 & 26, 2014
Hood River, OR 

Join us for:
  • Informative panels
  • Networking
  • Annual elections
  • Banquet
  • Raffle
  • and the ACO Olympics!

Please register by September 13.  The Hood River Inn has limited discounted rooms.


Oregon Animal Control Council
Important recent case law:

Stave v. Nix: Upon receiving a tip that animals were being neglected, police entered a farm and discovered several emaciated animals, as well as many rotting animal carcasses. After a jury found the defendant guilty of 20 counts of second degree animal neglect, the district court, at the sentencing hearing, only issued a single conviction towards the defendant. The state appealed and argued the court should have imposed 20 separate convictions based on its interpretation of the word "victims" in ORS 161.067(2). The appeals court agreed. The case was remanded for entry of separate convictions on each guilty verdict. 

State v. Fessenden:  Oregon approves seizing neglected animals under the "emergency aid exception."

State v. Newcomb: A veterinarian’s blood test of a starving dog that was otherwise lawfully seized should be suppressed as a warrantless “search” under the Oregon Constitution.  ALDF's anaylsis.