Director of Multnomah County Animal Services, Mike Oswald, is retiring on April 30 after 37 years of service with the county. He started his career as an animal control officer, quickly moved into the ranks of management, and served in several managerial roles throughout Multnomah County. Mike has served as animal services director twice- once from 1983-1993 and again from 2003 until now.
We received a call on the morning of March 26, 2015 informing us that two pink chickens were running loose on the Portland waterfront. Officer Roman was dispatched to the scene and was able to collect the chickens and bring them back to our shelter.
In 2014, thanks to a generous $15,000 grant from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), we launched a 13-month TNR (trap-neuter-return) Incentive Program.
Want to help us save kittens? Donate to our Kitten Triage Project on Indiegogo today! We are pleased to announce that MCAS has received a $15,000 grant from Petco Foundation, so we're well on our way to raising the $60,000 needed to fund the program.
If you've been following MCAS advertising for the past few years, you might be familiar with the infamous Uncle Sam cat that eventually evolved into a multipurpose pointing cat of various costumes.
After a rigorous review of the hospital’s practice protocols, medical equipment, facility and client services, Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) has earned reaccreditation by American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
In 2006, MCAS was the first animal shelter in Oregon to become accredited by AAHA. Only 12% of veterinary hospitals and clinics achieve accreditation by AAHA.
The 2014 statistics are in and we're proud to announce that 2014 was a record-breaking year for us! Our total combined animal save rate for 2014 was 90.2%. This means that 90.2% of the animals that came into our shelter were saved. 2014 also marks the sixth year in which we successfully saved 100% of healthy animals.
On November 24, 2014, we received a call that William Iven Powell Jr was reportedly kicking, choking and throwing a small dog named Woody. Multnomah County Animal Services responded to the scene immediately and, in conjuntion with Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, began investigating.
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.