Monthly Report- February 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 February 2019.

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The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 371 animals in February 2019. 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

149

40%

Stray Animals brought in by a member of the public

125

34%

Owner surrender

33

9%

Return of adopted animal

12

3%

Shelter/foster offspring

9

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

1

.3%

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

42

11%

Total

371

100%

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

151

41%

Cats

133

36%

Kittens

33

9%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

17

5%

Marsupials Example: opossums

8

2%

Puppies

8

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

7

2%

Fowl Examples: chickens, ducks

5

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

9

2%

Total

371

100%

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 334 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

134

40%

Reclaimed/returned to owner

82

25%

Transferred to another agency

55

16%

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.

16

5%

Other (less than 1% each)

5

1%

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

42

13%

Total

334

100%

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

145

43%

Cats

131

39%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

18

5%

Kittens

13

4%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

8

2%

Marsupials Example: opossums

8

2%

Guinea pigs

4

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

7

2%

Total

334

100%

 

Our field services officers responded to 480 calls.

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead animal

89

19%

Stray animal

87

18%

Suspected cruelty/neglect

74

15%

Animal bite investigation

52

11%

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

40

8%

Injured animal

22

5%

Abandoned animal

20

4%

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

17

4%

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

17

4%

Other service call

13

3%

Animal loose in traffic

11

2%

Other (less than 2% each)

38

8%

Total

480

100%

Other Services Provided By MCAS Staff

  • Our veterinary staff conducted 129 spay and neuter surgeries.
  • Our customer service staff processed 3,599 pet licenses.
  • Our call center staff received 2,388 calls.
  • In addition, volunteers worked 5,175 hours - the equivalent of 29.9 full time staff members.