July 2020 Monthly Report

Graph- Animal Intake By Type and Circumstance
Graph- Animal Outcomes by Type and Circumstance
Pie Chart - Total Animal Outcomes
Graph - Animals in Foster Care

Do you want to know how many animals come to Multnomah County Animal Services each month, where they go, or the types of calls our Animal Services officers respond to in the community? View our monthly report for July 2020.


Summary

During July 2020, all but essential services offered to the public remained suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Modifications are reflected in reporting metrics including adoption outcomes, volunteer hours, total spay & neuter surgeries performed, and licensing.


Animal Intake

MCAS continued to accept stray pets from members of the public, and officers also picked up stray or lost animals. Owner surrendered animals were accepted on a case by case basis, depending on urgent circumstances.  Other intakes most commonly represent animals placed into protective custody by Animal Services officers.

 

Intake Type

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Wildlife

Other

Total

Stray or at large

77

3

56

55

11

19

221

Owner surrenders

5

8

23

6

0

0

42

Other intakes

33

8

8

1

11

0

61

Total live intake

115

19

87

62

22

19

324


Veterinary Care Provided

Animal Health and Animal Care staff provided a wide range of veterinary services to animals in care. 

 

To keep animals healthy, staff administered 1,282 vaccinations, including rabies, DA2PP and Bordetella for dogs and puppies, and FVRCP for cats and kittens.  

 

They provided 993 health exams and consultations, including routine exams, wound checks, pre-surgery checkups, and reviewing test results or diagnoses with foster volunteers.


 

Veterinary Service

Cats

Kittens

Dogs

Puppies

Other

Total

Health Exams & Consults

365

296

212

45

75

993

Spay & Neuter Surgeries

19

37

13

1

5

75

Medications Administered

12

29

16

3

0

60

Tests & Diagnostics

61

62

7

3

2

135

Vaccinations

445

113

679

45

0

1,282

Behavior Assessments

92

37

48

8

13

198

Other Vet Treatments

257

370

152

85

218

897


Fostered Animals

In July 2020, forty-one animals entered foster care, joining the existing one hundred and thirty one animals already in care at the beginning of the month. The majority of animals in foster care were kittens, and adult cats. MCAS foster volunteers cared for a total of one hundred and seventy-two foster animals. Many of these animals left foster care for other outcomes over the course of the month, so the total number does not represent the maximum number of animals in care at one time.

 

Animal type

Entered care

Previously in care

Total in foster care

Cats

12

41

53

Kittens

14

58

72

Dogs

2

16

18

Puppies

12

9

21

Other

1

7

8

Total

41

131

172


Animal Outcomes

In July 2020, seven percent (7.2%) of animals were adopted. The limited number of adoptions performed were at community adoption partners who remained open and through foster homes.  Due to COVID-19 physical distancing recommendations, adoptions at the Troutdale shelter remained suspended.

 

Thirty-one percent (31.6%) of animals were reclaimed by their owners.

 

Forty-five percent (45.5%) of animals were transferred to another agency, including Oregon Humane Society and Cat Adoption Team.

 

Eleven percent (11.4%) of animals were humanely euthanized, including cases of injured wildlife, or domestic animals at the recommendation of a veterinarian, or for behavioral issues which would make an animal unsafe to place back into the community.

 

Three percent (3%) of animals were returned to the field at the location they were found, including community cats, and one case of wildlife.

 

Less than one percent of animals died or were lost in care (0.6%), or had other outcomes (0.6%).

 

Outcome Type

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Wildlife

Other

Total

Adopted

7

1

2

13

0

1

24

Reclaimed/returned to owner

85

8

7

5

0

0

105

Transferred to another agency

19

6

46

61

3

16

151

Euthanized

8

1

12

2

15

0

38

Return to field

0

0

9

0

1

0

10

Unassisted death

0

1

1

0

0

0

2

Other outcomes

0

0

1

0

1

0

2

Total

119

17

78

81

20

17

332


Volunteers

With in-shelter volunteer activities suspended due to COVID-19, all of recorded volunteer hours in July were recorded by foster volunteers, whose total hourly contribution is estimated to be three (3) hours per day, per foster home. 

 

Volunteer Role

Hours

Foster: Cats and Kittens

4,602*

Foster: Dogs and Puppies

1,314*

Foster: Small Animals

546*

Total

6,462

*Setting an hourly rate for all foster homes regardless of number or type of animals is considered an industry standard by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), and has been in practice at MCAS for many years.


Online Resources

Many services provided by MCAS are accessible online, at multcopets.org. Here, pet owners can search for lost pets, try to find the owners of found pets, search for adoptable companions, license their animals, and learn about other resources available to them, such as low cost services, and volunteer opportunities, and regional news.

 

Page Category

Page Views

Adoptable Pets

44,515

Lost & Found Pet Resources

50,629

Licensing Resources

10,812

News & Updates

7,305

Home Page Visits

26,451

Other Pages

58,245

Total

197,957


Field Services

Field Services officers continued to respond to the urgent needs of community members and their pets, investigate cases of potential cruelty or neglect, and pickup stray animals at large.

 

Dispatch Category

Count

Percentage

Deceased Animal Pickup

133

22%

Stray Animal

82

14%

Suspected Cruelty / Neglect

100

17%

Loose aggressive animal (Animals actively charging, attacking, or chasing people or animals)

69

12%

Bite Investigation

65

11%

Loose nuisance animal

12

2%

Injured Animal

50

8%

Abandoned Animal

9

2%

Animal Placed in Protective Custody

16

3%

Other

64

11%

Total

600

100%


Pet Licensing

While there is an ongoing amnesty period for pet licensing requirements due to COVID-19 related hardships, and physical distancing requirements, MCAS issued 3,968 total licenses in July.

 

License Type

Cats

Dogs

Total

New Licenses

1222

2495

3717

Renewed Licenses

52

199

251

Total

1274

2694

3968