Monthly Report- March 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 March 2019.

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The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 438 animals in March 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

159

36%

Impound Animals brought in by a field officer

150

34%

Owner surrender

36

8%

Return of adopted animal

13

3%

Shelter/foster offspring

13

3%

Other (less than 1% each)

3

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

64

15%

Total

438

100%

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

194

44%

Cats

146

33%

Kittens

25

6%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

25

6%

Marsupials Example: opossums

14

3%

Puppies

8

2%

Rabbits

8

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

6

1%

Guinea pigs

5

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

7

2%

Total

438

100%


 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 433 animals. The majority of these animals were reclaimed, adopted, 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

Reclaimed/returned to owner

135

31%

Adopted

122

28%

Transferred to another agency

75

17%

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

7%

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

5

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

3

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

64

15%

Total

433

100%

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

193

45%

Cats

153

35%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

25

6%

Kittens

15

3%

Marsupials Example: opossums

13

3%

Puppies

10

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

6

2%

Guinea pigs

5

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

13

3%

Total

433

100%



 

Our field services officers responded to 712 calls.

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead animal

151

21%

Stray animal

91

13%

Suspected cruelty/neglect

85

12%

Animal bite investigation

71

10%

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

69

10%

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

44

6%

Other service call

38

5%

Injured animal

33

5%

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

31

4%

Abandoned animal

12

2%

Other (less than 2% each)

87

12%

Total

712

100%

Other Services Provided By MCAS Staff

  • Our veterinary staff conducted 145 spay and neuter surgeries.
  • Our customer service staff processed 4,551 pet licenses.
  • Our call center staff received 3,092 calls.
  • In addition, volunteers worked 6,155 hours - the equivalent of 35.5 full time staff members.