Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) is grateful for a recent donation from Banfield Pet Hospital and the Banfield Foundation to support its medical fund for shelter animals – Dolly’s Fund, and its Adoption Outreach Fund.
This donation will help to provide medical care for animals in need of emergency surgeries, and veterinary care for injured animals rescued by Animal Services Officers or brought to the shelter as strays by members of the public. It will also support efforts to reunite lost pets with their owners, and prepare and promote animals for adoption if owners don’t come forward to claim them during their stray-hold time, helping lost pets find their way home when possible, or finding positive outcomes and new adoptive homes for shelter pets as needed.
“I can't express how much I appreciate Banfield and the foundation’s support for animals at MCAS, the organizations have been such great partners in helping us provide the services we do!” said Wade Sadler, Interim Director of MCAS.
This $5,000 donation comes after a $10,000 grant from the Banfield Foundation in 2019 to support the MCAS Shelter Protect Reunite (SPR) program, which waives impound and board fees and provides free pet licensing and microchipping services for qualifying community members experiencing homelessness and poverty. Thanks to the Banfield Foundation’s support of the program, MCAS is able to remove financial barriers to reclaim lost pets, ensuring that families can be reunited with their lost companion animals.
MCAS and Multnomah County Emergency Management also work closely with Banfield Pet Hospital, the Banfield Foundation, and other community partners to plan and coordinate potential emergency evacuation, sheltering, and medical services for the animals of our community in the event of catastrophic emergencies.
Thank you to Banfield Pet Hospital and the Banfield Foundation for your generous support of Multnomah County’s Animals.
About Multnomah County Animal Services
Multnomah County Animal Services is a division of the Multnomah County Department of Community Services (DCS), and the primary agency responsible for lost pet care, animal abuse investigations and animal rescue in Multnomah County. MCAS also offers dog and cat licensing, lost and found pet services, and animal adoptions through its shelter in Troutdale.
About Banfield Pet Hospital®
Banfield Pet Hospital was founded in Portland, Ore. in 1955 and today is the largest general veterinary practice in the United States with more than 1,000 hospitals in 42 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico. More than 3,600 Banfield veterinarians are committed to providing high-quality veterinary care to over three million pets annually. As part of the Mars, Inc. family of brands, Banfield is committed to its purpose—A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS®—because pets make a better world for us. Press seeking additional information are invited to call the Media Hotline: (888) 355-0595.
About the Banfield Foundation®
At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. For more information, visit BanfieldFoundation.org.