Multnomah County Animal Services and Multnomah County Sheriff's Office began working on a serious case of alleged animal abuse after we received a call on November 24, 2014. William Iven Powell Jr., who was reportedly kicking, choking and throwing a small dog named Woody, was arrested on January 28th after being indicted by a grand jury on multiple counts of aggravated animal abuse.
We'd like to thank all of the employees at the Port of Portland who generously donated funds, toys, beds, treats and more to our shelter animals. We greatly appreciate your generosity!
Jack came to our shelter after his "mom" passed away. He did not adjust well to the change and had a hard time getting used to his new environment. Fortunately for Jack, he found an adopter fairly quickly. We were thrilled to hear from Jack's new mom recently, who provided photos of Jack happily acclimating to his new forever home.
We're thrilled to announce that today we received a donation totaling $393,000 from the estate of Patricia Smith. Patricia's friend and executor Marcia Solberg presented the check, very appropriately, in our cattery (Patricia was very fond of cats) with a grateful staff members witnessing the monumental donation.
As you consider which organizations to support with your holiday giving this year, we hope you'll donate to Dolly's Fund. Dolly's Fund was inspired by a very special dog who exhibited severe signs of neglect when she came to our shelter. We were so inspired by her remarkable turn-around, that we named our animal care fund after her.
November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month! In honor of the occasion, we put together a fun little video that we hope people will enjoy and share with friends. The video, "Should I adopt a kitten or an adult cat?" is intended to highlight the benefits of adopting a mature cat. Sadly, many of our shelter's older adult cats wait weeks or months for a new home.
Portlanders! Take part in Operation Silent Night and help ALL of our shelter animals find homes this holiday season! We invite you to help us meet our goal of an empty (i.e. silent) shelter by the time we close for business at 2 pm on December 31st!
Did you know that bunnies can be adopted for just $30 and that includes spaying/neutering?! We have an amazing array of bunnies right now- big bunnies, small bunnies, bunnies in every color! ... Don't you want some bunny to love?
Join us November 7-9th for a Veteran's Day Adoption Special! To thank you for your service and sacrifice, anyone will a military ID will receive 50% off adoption fees.
Officer Bianca Lightner has been working in the animal welfare industry for almost 10 years. As an animal control officer for Multnomah County Animal Services, she's rescued countless animals; dogs, cats, ducks, goats- even a bald eagle. While she's adopted cats from MCAS, she's never adopted any of the dogs she's encountered at work.