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FN1. A dog that injures or kills a pet cat is a public nuisance. ORS 609.095(1)(h); ORS 167.310(2). “Public nuisances must be vindicated by the state unless an individual can show that he has suffered a special damage over and above the ordinary damage caused to the public at large, in which case he has a private action for damages.” Raymond v. Southern Pacific Co., 259 Or. 629, 634, 488 P.2d 460 (1971). Plaintiffs do not argue, and we therefore do not decide, whether the public nuisance statutes impose a legal duty on dog owners unrelated to negligence, see Nearing, 295 Or. at 707, 670 P.2d 137 (some statutes can impose duties), and, if so, whether the corresponding interest that pet owners have in the continued well-being of their pets vis-à-vis aggressor dogs is sufficiently important, as a matter of public policy, to merit, if it is harmed, an award of damages for emotional distress.