Monthly Report- December 2018

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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 December 2018.

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The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 419 animals in December 2018. The majority of intakes were stray and impounded animals. Dogs and cats were the most commonly accepted animals.

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Animal Intakes by Intake Type

Intake Type

Count

Percent

Impound Animals brought in by a field officer

165

39%

Stray Animals brought in by a member of the public

160

38%

Owner surrender

30

7%

Return of adopted animal

17

4%

Other (less than 1% each)

4

1%

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

43

10%

Total

419

100%

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

175

42%

Cats

125

30%

Kittens

34

8%

Puppies

22

5%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

22

5%

Marsupials Example: opossums

10

2%

Guinea pigs

8

2%

Fowl Examples: chickens, ducks

5

1%

Rabbits

5

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

13

3%

Total

419

100%

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 526 animals. The majority of these animals were adopted, transferred to another agency for care, or reclaimed. Dogs and cats were the most commonly released animals.

Animal Releases by Outcome Type

Outcome Type

Count

Percent

Adopted

265

50%

Reclaimed/returned to owner

111

21%

Transferred to another agency

60

11%

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.

39

7%

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

8

2%

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

43

8%

Total

526

100%

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

187

36%

Cats

181

34%

Kittens

69

13%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

22

4%

Fowl Examples: chickens, ducks

19

4%

Puppies

19

4%

Marsupials Example: opossums

10

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

19

4%

Total

526

100%

 

Our field services officers responded to 523 calls.

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Stray animal

101

19%

Dead animal

81

15%

Suspected cruelty/neglect

78

15%

Animal bite investigation

61

12%

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

51

10%

Other service call

32

6%

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

26

5%

Injured animal

22

4%

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

15

3%

Abandoned animal

13

2%

Other (less than 2% each)

43

8%

Total

523

100%

Other Services Provided By MCAS Staff

  • Our veterinary staff conducted 167 spay and neuter surgeries.
  • Our customer service staff processed 3,575 pet licenses.
  • Our call center staff received 2,718 calls.

In addition, volunteers worked 6,855 hours - the equivalent of 39.5 full time staff members.