Monthly Report- May 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 May 2019.

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 587 animals in May 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

Impound Animals brought in by a field officer

225

38%

Stray Animals brought in by a member of the public

226

39%

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

70

12%

Owner surrender

27

5%

Shelter/foster offspring

21

4%

Return of adopted animal

14

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

4

1%

Total

587

100%

 

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

213

36%

Cats

164

28%

Kittens

129

22%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

31

5%

Marsupials Example: opossums

18

3%

Rabbits

11

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

8

1%

Puppies

5

1%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

5

1%

Guinea pigs

3

1%

Total

587

100%


 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 541 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

140

26%

Adopted

137

25%

Transferred to another agency

115

21%

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

70

13%

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.

58

11%

Other (less than 1% each)

11

2%

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

10

2%

Total

541

100%

 

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

208

38%

Cats

164

30%

Kittens

89

16%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

40

7%

Marsupials Example: opossums

19

4%

Other (less than 1% each)

9

2%

Puppies

7

1%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

4

1%

Guinea pigs

1

0%

Total

541

100%



 

Our field services officers responded to 776 calls

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead Animal Pickup

136

18%

Animal Bite Investigation

117

15%

Suspected Cruelty / Neglect

91

12%

Stray - Confined

68

9%

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

65

8%

Stray - Holding

59

8%

Injured Animal

48

6%

Freezer Pickup

33

4%

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

30

4%

Unattended Animal In Vehicle

30

4%

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

29

4%

Other (less than 2%)

70

9%

Total

776

100%


 

In addition, volunteers worked 8,479 hours - the equivalent of 49 full time staff members.