MCAS Offers Critical Services - Shelter Access Limited

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.

Critical services will still be provided, including:

Guidelines for Visiting the Shelter

We ask visitors to the shelter to observe current guidelines from Multnomah County Health Department:

The following services will be suspended until further notice:

  • Pet Adoptions - Our Troutdale shelter is closed for pet adoptions, including viewing or visiting animals in adoption areas, adoption applications, and adoption consultation services.
  • Non-emergency Owner Surrenders - Owned animals can only be accepted for emergency situations, as shelter capacity allows.
  • In-Shelter Volunteer Activities - All volunteer roles and shifts at the shelter are cancelled at this time. Foster volunteers are needed and encouraged to continue care. We thank our dedicated volunteers for their service, and anticipate their return in the future to support shelter animals.
  • Public Spay/Neuter Services - Appointments for spay & neuter services through the Spay & Save Program are cancelled.
  • Donations at the Shelter - To reduce public exposure, we ask that no one bring donations directly to the shelter. We thank our community for supporting shelter animals, and those who wish to donate can do so online as well as shipped donations from our Amazon Wishlist or via similar shipping services.