Monthly Report- November 2018

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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 November 2018.

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The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 531 animals in November 2018.

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

227

43%

Stray Animals brought in by a member of the public

204

38%

Owner surrender

28

5%

Return of adopted animal

10

2%

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

59

11%

Total

531

100%

 

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

178

34%

Cats

141

27%

Kittens

83

16%

Fowl Examples: chickens, ducks

49

9%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

30

6%

Puppies

16

3%

Marsupials Example: opossums

11

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

9

2%

Rabbits

7

1%

Rodents Examples: mice, rats, hamsters

6

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

1

.2%

Total

531

100%



 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 528 animals. The majority of these animals were adopted, transferred to another agency for care, or reclaimed. Dogs and cats were the most commonly released animals.

 

Animal Releases by Outcome Type

Outcome Type

Count

Percent

Adopted

210

40%

Transferred to another agency

114

22%

Reclaimed/returned to Owner

112

21%

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.

27

5%

Other (less than 1% each)

6

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

59

11%

Total

528

100%

 

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

168

32%

Cats

139

26%

Kittens

108

20%

Fowl Examples: chickens, ducks

31

6%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

30

6%

Marsupials Example: opossums

11

2%

Puppies

10

2%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

8

2%

Rabbits

8

2%

Rodents Examples: mice, rats, hamsters

6

1%

Other (less than 1% each)

9

2%

Total

528

100%


 

Our field services officers responded to 586 calls.

 

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead animal

107

18%

Stray animal

103

18%

Suspected cruelty/neglect

65

11%

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

62

11%

Animal bite investigation

57

10%

Injured animal

36

6%

Other service call

29

5%

Facility inspection For facilities such as breeders, boarders, pet shops, and animal rescues

23

4%

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

21

4%

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

16

3%

Abandoned animal

14

2%

Animal loose in traffic

13

2%

Other (less than 2% each)

40

7%

Total

586

100%

 

Other Services Provided By MCAS Staff

  • Our veterinary staff conducted 177 spay and neuter surgeries.
  • Our customer service staff processed 3,481 pet licenses.
  • Our call center staff received 2,688 calls.

In addition, volunteers worked 7,815 hours - the equivalent of 45 full time staff members.