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05/26/2020 - 2:29pm
Dog at beach

It’s important to protect pets from the heat to avoid heatstroke, which can be difficult to treat once it begins, and can be life threatening. Please observe and share the following guidelines and resources for keeping pets cool in hot weather.

05/15/2020 - 2:48pm

Congratulations to Quimby L., nominated and chosen as the May 2020 Volunteer of the Month. Quimby has a vital niche volunteering her skills as a Certified Small Animal Massage Therapist, providing therapeutic benefits, comfort, stress relief, and- most importantly- her undivided attention to dogs at Multnomah County Animal Services.

05/06/2020 - 4:26pm

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, Commissioner Lori Stegmann announced the winner of the Superior Public Service to an External Customer Award, Animal Services Officer Sophia Condon-Allen.

04/24/2020 - 4:04pm
Protect Pets from COVID-19

Read new guidelines from the CDC for protecting the pets and people of your home, including social-distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and ways to protect your pets if you are sick.

04/24/2020 - 10:04am

Will you support at-risk pets and their people with a donation to the Adoption & Outreach Fund for the pet food bank?

04/17/2020 - 2:33pm
Colleen with dogs

Greetings Wonderful Volunteers! Thank you for your volunteer service at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter. We have been missing you during this unprecedented time when our volunteer activities are suspended, and we look forward to welcoming you back when we resume normal operations in the future. Learn about current volunteer opportunities for the County COVID-19 response, remember to take

04/10/2020 - 4:17pm
Foster puppy, courtesy of Amanda

Congratulations to Multnomah County Animal Services foster volunteers, nominated and chosen as the April 2020 Volunteers of the Month. These exceptional volunteers open their homes to animals in need of round-the-clock monitoring and support, socialization, stress-relief, and behavior training. Foster volunteers play a crucial role in raising and maintaining live-release-rates by expanding the

04/07/2020 - 10:47am
Dog at the shelter

Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) will only offer critical services, and limit shelter access until further notice, effective March 17, 2020.

04/03/2020 - 4:57pm
Kitten in the brush

With kitten season coming and cat intake restrictions due to COVID-19, MCAS has created this guide to help Multnomah County residents understand what to do if they find litters of kittens, and how they can help. 

Continue reading to find out how to tell if the kittens you found are truly in need of help.

04/03/2020 - 3:55pm

Meet Colleen, the new Volunteer Coordinator at MCAS, and Play a Get To Know You Game for Volunteers.

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