Oregon man can keep pet lynx, for now

  • Wed Jan 8th, 2014 11:56am
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Associated Press

GLADSTONE, Ore. — The Gladstone City Council voted Tuesday to allow Patrick Clark to keep his Siberian lynx until June while a state senator pushes for a change Oregon law on exotic pets.

The Oregonian reported Clark has had the 16-year-old cat since it was a kitten. The 35-pound lynx named Sosha has been de-clawed.

Clark’s wife, Molly, told council members that Sosha helps with her husband’s post-traumatic stress disorder. Clark is a Marine veteran who served in Somalia and Desert Storm.

State Sen. Alan Olsen of Canby said he’ll try to amend a 2009 exotic pet law so the state Department of Agriculture could grant exceptions.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com