Monthly Report- July 2019

Simba the cat

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 July 2019.

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 679 animals in July 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

331

49%

Impound animals brought in by a field officer

216

32%

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

71

10%

Owner surrender

23

3%

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

19

3%

Return of adopted animal

15

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

4

1%

Total

679

100%

 

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

200

29%

Kittens

187

28%

Cats

175

26%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

29

4%

Rabbits

25

4%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

22

3%

Puppies

18

3%

Marsupials Example: opossums

10

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

8

1%

Guinea pigs

5

1%

Total

679

100%


 


The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 651 animals. The majority of these animals were adopted, transferred to another agency, or reclaimed. Dogs and cats were the most commonly released animals.

Animal Releases by Outcome Type

Outcome Type

Count

Percent

Adopted

187

29%

Transferred to another agency

170

26%

Reclaimed/returned to owner

157

24%

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

71

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.

43

7%

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

17

3%

Other (less than 1% each)

6

1%

Total

651

100%

 

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

214

33%

Kittens

174

27%

Cats

171

26%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

28

4%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

17

3%

Puppies

13

2%

Rabbits

11

2%

Marsupials Example: opossums

10

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

8

1%

Guinea pigs

5

1%

Total

651

100%

 


Our field services officers responded to 880 calls

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead Animal Pickup

189

21%

Stray Animal

163

19%

Bite Investigation

104

12%

Suspected Cruelty / Neglect

103

12%

Other (less than 2%)

88

10%

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

75

9%

Injured Animal

44

5%

Freezer Pickup

28

3%

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

27

3%

Animal In Distress

22

3%

Unattended Animal In Vehicle

19

2%

Abandoned Animal

18

2%

Total

880

100%


 

In addition, volunteers worked 10,028 hours - the equivalent of 58 full time staff members.