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.
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.
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!