Monthly Report- April 2019

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 April 2019.

 


The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 533 animals in April 2019. The majority of intakes were stray and impounded animals. Dogs and cats were the most commonly accepted animals.

Animal Intakes by Intake Type

Intake Type

Count

Percent

Impound Animals brought in by a field officer

194

36%

Stray Animals brought in by a member of the public

190

36%

Dead on arrival Primarily non-domesticated animals; The same number of animals is listed as “Dead on arrival” in the “Animal Releases by Outcome Type” table

63

12%

Owner surrender

49

9%

Shelter/foster offspring

20

4%

Return of adopted animal

15

3%

Other (less than 1% each)

2

0%

Total

533

100%

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

203

38%

Cats

168

32%

Kittens

85

16%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

26

5%

Marsupials Example: opossums

14

3%

Guinea pigs

10

2%

Puppies

9

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

7

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

7

1%

Rabbits

4

1%

Total

533

100%

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 484 animals. The majority of these animals were adopted, reclaimed, or transferred to another agency for care. Dogs and cats were the most commonly released animals.

Animal Releases by Outcome Type

Outcome Type

Count

Percent

Adopted

138

29%

Reclaimed/returned to owner

122

25%

Transferred to another agency

101

21%

Dead on arrival Primarily non-domesticated animals; The same number of animals is listed as “Dead on arrival” in the “Animal Intakes by Intake Type” table

61

13%

Euthanized This number represents all animals under MCAS care that were euthanized. It does not necessarily represent the number of euthanasias that will be counted in our end-of-year Asilomar report.

47

10%

Released to habitat Non-domesticated animals released to their natural habitat after treatment

9

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

6

1%

Total

484

100%

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

201

42%

Cats

153

32%

Kittens

55

11%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

30

6%

Marsupials Example: opossums

14

3%

Guinea pigs

11

2%

Puppies

9

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

6

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

5

1%

Total

484

100%



 

Our field services officers responded to 779 calls.

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead animal

152

16%

Stray animal

120

15%

Animal bite Investigation

105

13%

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

83

11%

Suspected cruelty/neglect

80

10%

Injured animal

47

6%

Freezer pickup

31

4%

Loose nuisance animal Animals that are frequently loose and/or causing nuisances

30

4%

Facility Inspections

25

3%

Protective custody Animals placed into MCAS care due to a cruelty investigation or emergency circumstances

22

3%

Abandoned animal

21

3%

Other Service call

19

2%

Stray confined

18

2%

Other (less than 2%)

57

7%

Total

779

100%


Other Services Provided By MCAS Staff

  • Our veterinary staff conducted 155 spay and neuter surgeries.

  • Our customer service staff processed 4,195 pet licenses.

  • Our call center staff received 3,202 calls.


In addition, volunteers worked 6729 hours - the equivalent of 39 full time staff members.