Another article about the transports of pets from California to the NW. This is an unregulated industry, generating money. It is responsible for many scams and schemes, and the shelter pets are paying the price.
The On Your Side Investigators learned pet transport in Oregon is largely unregulated. The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is responsible for making sure dogs and cats that come to Oregon pass a vet inspection - called a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection to prevent the spread of disease - but that's it.
While the state does have laws on the travel conditions for pets, there's no one at the state to enforce them. The ODA also told KATU that no one at the state level tracks pet relocations.
Not only that, the ODA relies on local agencies to enforce animal abuse and neglect laws.