This past autumn, we put out an invitation to the public to take part in a survey about community cats. The goal was to get a better idea of what the community thinks about cats so that we can shape our services to be responsive to community needs.
Shelton was found with a broken leg in November of 2013 and brought to Dove Lewis. After he was stabilized him, he was brought to Multnomah County Animal Services for care. Shelton's owner never came for him, so MCAS veterinarian Dr. Romney arranged to have his broken leg repaired.
We're pleased to report that Multnomah County Animal Services achieved record live release rates in 2013 for the thousands of dogs and cats that arrive at the community’s only open-door shelter, according to statistics released Tuesday.
Between February 12th- 16th, 2014, in honor of our Valentine's Day Adoption Special, you can adopt the love of your life for just the cost of a license fee! That's $12 for cats and $25 for dogs. Stop by the shelter and we'd be happy to help match you up!
As part of the "Cats Safe at Home" (TM) campaign, Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon, Audubon Society of Portland, Washington County Animal Services and Multnomah County Animal Services are asking for the public's participation in a new cat survey. It will take about 5-10 minutes to complete.
UPDATE 2/7/14: This event has been cancelled due to the weather.
Over this past weekend, the Multnomah County Animal Services Facebook Page hit the 5,000 fan mark! We'd like to thank all of our followers for their continual support. By liking and commenting on posts, our fans help get the word out about the work we're doing and the various services we offer. Sharing our posts about adoptable animals helps get animals adopted and into loving homes.
In honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month this February 2014, our friends at Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) are offering free spay/neuter services for feral and stray cats living in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark counties. This is a great time to get outdoor-living cats in your area neutered before kitten season starts.
The web site, One Green Planet, recently posted their picks for the top 10 animal shelters in the US. We're very excited to report that Multnomah County Animal Services is on that list.
Multnomah County Animal Services is creating a Community Advisory Committee for residents to give input on animal-related issues. We are actively seeking a diverse group, representing all walks of life within our community.