Exceptions to permit requirement
(1)The requirements for a permit in ORS 609.335 (Department rules regulating keeping of exotic animals) and 609.341 (Permit requirement for keeping of exotic animal) do not apply to the following:
(a)A wildlife rehabilitation center operated under a valid permit issued by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to ORS 497.308 (Wildlife holding and habitat removal permits).
(b)A facility operated under a valid license or research facility registration issued by the United States Department of Agriculture pursuant to the federal Animal Welfare Act of 1970 (7 U.S.C. 2133 or 2136).
(c)An exotic animal protection organization, including humane societies and animal shelters, incorporated under ORS chapter 65, that houses an exotic animal at the written request of the state or a state agency for a period not to exceed 30 days.
(d)A law enforcement agency.
(e)A licensed veterinary hospital or clinic.
(f)An educational facility that houses a member of the order Crocodylia pursuant to a written request of the state, a local government or a state agency stating the need to house the member of the order Crocodylia at the educational facility.
(g)A person or organization that takes in an exotic animal in an emergency situation but that does not otherwise qualify for an exemption under this section. The person or organization may keep the exotic animal for not more than 48 hours during which time the person or organization must make a good faith effort to contact a law enforcement agency, the State Department of Agriculture or a wildlife rehabilitation center described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.
(h)A person with a disability as defined in 42 U.S.C. 12102(2)(A) who possesses a service monkey if:
(A)The person presents, at the request of the State Department of Agriculture, written proof from a physician licensed under ORS 677.100 (Qualifications of applicant for license) to 677.228 (Automatic lapse of license for failure to pay registration fee or report change of location) that the person has a disability and that the service monkey performs specific tasks for the benefit of the person with the disability;
(B)The service monkey was obtained from, and trained at, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities; and
(C)The person complies with any requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act relating to service animals.
(2)As used in subsection (1)(h) of this section, “service monkey” means a nonhuman primate of the genus Cebus that is trained to perform specific tasks for a person with a disability. [Formerly 609.315; 2017 c.409 §17]
Section 609.345 — Exceptions to permit requirement,