Oregon

Summary: 

Under Oregon law, no person may possess a big cat or sell a big cat to a private person. However, a person in possession of a big cat prior to January 1, 2010, may continue possession with a valid permit issued by the State Department of Agriculture.

Although private possession is prohibited, some institutions may possess a big cat with a valid permit, including wildlife rehabilitation centers authorized by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission, research facilities licensed by the USDA, veterinary hospitals or clinics, and law enforcement agencies. Permit holders must meet the State Department of Agriculture’s requirements and pay a permit fee for each big cat owned.

Classification: 
Ban
Color: 
gray