We're having an Oktoberfest Adoption Special on October 9 - 14, 2014! All shelter animals can be adopted for 50% off adoption fees. Stop by the shelter and our staff members and volunteers will be happy to match you with just the right pet. Grab your lederhosen and join the adoption party!
As of today, we are at 108% capacity for cats. We are asking for the public's help and there are two ways you can help:
If you watched the local news recently, you may already know that Kimberly Shay and her friend Terry were attacked by a dog on the evening of Thursday, October 1, 2014, when they attempted to enter the living area where the dog was located. The dog, named "Smokey", is currently in our custody at the shelter and the case is being actively investigated by MCAS officers.
On the afternoon of Monday, September 29, we received two calls about a small dog running loose near Killingsworth and NE Sandy. When officers arrived in the area, good samaritans helped locate the dog by the Max tracks at Cascade Station. MCAS officers followed the dog to a nearby waterway where another good samaritan assisted officers and rescued the small dog from the slough.
As you can imagine, when Carol's blind chocolate Lab, Ella, went missing, she frantically began looking for her. Ella, who has progressive retinal atrophy, went blind at a fairly young age. When she wandered off today, a good samaritan called us and managed to hold her until MCAS Officer Augustine arrived.
Multnomah County's Department of Community Services recently put together this informational video about the MCAS shelter and the work we do. It's part of the "This Work Matters" campaign, which explores and highlights the work performed by Multnomah County employees. We hope you enjoy it!
Abe came into our shelter in January of 2013. We were surprised that no one came for him because not only was he neutered, but he had lots of great skills! He knew sit, shake, down, drop it, and he loved to play ball. After a couple of months on our adoption floor, we sent Abe to Lincoln County with the hopes he would have better luck with a change of scenery.
What an amazing community we live in! Last week, we were overcapacity for cats in our shelter. On August 26, we had a total of 226 animals in our shelter. We put out a plea to the public and with the help of local news stations and supporters on social media, the word got out.
Did your kids head back to school? Are you sad because your "nest" is feeling empty? Now's a great time to adopt a fur baby! During the month of September 2014, the adoption fee is waived for all pets that have been in the shelter for more than two weeks if you make a donation to Dolly's Fund. Come on down- we'll help you find just the right pet for your family!
When Jasmine came into our shelter on May 13, 2014, neither of her front legs worked properly. Our veterinary team diagnosed her with a neurological deficit, due to a probable spinal injury. She also had some lacerations and broken teeth, so it's possible that she was hit by a car.