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(1) Commercial activities are not allowed. Breeding or raising wildlife for sale or trade, or the sale or trade of animal products is not permitted.

(2) All wildlife that are being cared for must be kept indoors or within an area that is bounded by a site-obscuring fence. Enclosures shall be designed and constructed in a manner that is sturdy enough to prevent escape and access to their interiors by unauthorized persons.

(3) Proper sanitation shall be maintained at all times. Proper sanitation includes:

(a) Not allowing wildlife waste to adversely affect the health of the wildlife itself, property residents, or neighbors.

(b) Taking necessary steps to ensure odors are not detectable beyond property lines.

(c) Storing all wildlife food in rodent and pest resistant containers.

(4) The center shall not be designed or used for exotic or domestic animals.

(5) Bears, wolves and cougars are prohibited, along with any other carnivores over 80 pounds in weight.

(6) At least 1 person licensed by the state of Oregon as a wildlife rehabilitator or conducting wildlife rehabilitation under the supervision of a licensed rehabilitator must occupy the property.

(7) If the property is changed in zone and wildlife care centers are not a permitted use, the use must be discontinued within 2 years.

(8) Wildlife restored to a condition whereby it can be released and survive under natural conditions shall be removed from the property after a reasonable amount of time. Wildlife that cannot be expected to survive under natural conditions may be retained for off-site wildlife education, or to assist in the rehabilitation of other animals, provided required state and federal licenses and permits are obtained.

(9) Also see Animal Regulations in EC Chapter 4 and Nuisance regulations in EC Chapter 6.

(Section 9.5850, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02.)