Monthly Report- January 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 January 2019.

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The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 434 animals in January 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

Stray Animals brought in by a member of the public

178

41%

Impound Animals brought in by a field officer

161

37%

Owner surrender

21

5%

Return of adopted animal

14

3%

Other (less than 1% each)

2

.5%

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

58

13%

Total

434

100%

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

193

44%

Cats

159

37%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

24

6%

Kittens

17

4%

Marsupials Example: opossums

8

2%

Puppies

6

1%

Fowl Examples: chickens, ducks

5

1%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

5

1%

Rodents Examples: mice, rats, hamsters

5

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

12

3%

Total

434

100%

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 458 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

180

39%

Reclaimed/returned to owner

115

25%

Transferred to another agency

69

15%

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.

29

6%

Other (less than 1% each)

7

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

58

13%

Total

458

100%

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

197

43%

Cats

137

30%

Kittens

43

9%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

23

5%

Puppies

20

4%

Fowl Examples: chickens, ducks

8

2%

Marsupials Example: opossums

8

2%

Rabbits

6

1%

Rodents Examples: mice, rats, hamsters

5

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

11

2%

Total

458

100%

 

Our field services officers responded to 544 calls.

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Stray animal

110

20%

Dead animal

98

18%

Animal bite investigation

70

13%

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

58

11%

Suspected cruelty/neglect

52

10%

Injured animal

25

5%

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

23

4%

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

19

3%

Animal loose in traffic

15

3%

Other service call

14

3%

Abandoned animal

13

2%

Other (less than 2% each)

47

9%

Total

544

100%

Other Services Provided By MCAS Staff

  • Our veterinary staff conducted 178 spay and neuter surgeries.
  • Our customer service staff processed 4,171 pet licenses.
  • Our call center staff received 2,704 calls.
  • In addition, volunteers worked 6,323 hours - the equivalent of 36.5 full time staff members.