Monthly Report- August 2019

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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 August 2019.

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 610 animals in August 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

Stray animals brought in by a member of the public

273

45%

Impound animals brought in by a field officer

217

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

56

9%

Owner surrender

28

5%

Shelter offspring Animals born to animals while in care, usually kittens

12

2%

Return of adopted animal

13

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

11

2%

Total

610

100%

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

186

30%

Cats

169

28%

Kittens

160

26%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

40

7%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

9

1%

Rabbits

9

1%

Puppies

7

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

30

5%

Total

610

100%





 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 679 animals. The majority of these animals were adopted, transferred to another agency, or reclaimed. Cats and dogs were the most commonly released animals.

Animal Releases by Outcome Type

Outcome Type

Count

Percent

Adopted

239

35%

Transferred to another agency

168

25%

Reclaimed/returned to owner

143

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

56

8%

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.

53

8%

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

14

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

6

1%

Total

679

100%

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Cats

196

29%

Dogs

193

28%

Kittens

188

28%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

39

6%

Rabbits

14

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

12

2%

Guinea pigs

8

1%

Puppies

7

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

22

3%

Total

679

100%




 

Our field services officers responded to 893 calls

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead Animal Pickup

196

22%

Stray Animal

171

19%

Suspected Cruelty / Neglect

136

15%

Bite Investigation

96

11%

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

80

9%

Injured Animal

44

5%

Abandoned Animal

28

3%

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

22

2%

Unattended Animal In Vehicle

21

2%

Other (less than 2%)

99

11%

Total

893

100%


 

In addition, volunteers worked 8,556 hours - the equivalent of 51 full time staff members.