Monthly Report - November 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 November 2019.

 

The Multnomah County Animal Shelter (MCAS) accepted 497 animals in November 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

198

40%

Impound animals brought in by a field officer

185

37%

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

12%

Owner surrender

41

8%

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

7

1%

Return of adopted animal

7

1%

Emergency Boarding

1

0.2%

Total

497

100%

Animal Intakes by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Dogs

171

34%

Cats

153

31%

Kittens

67

13%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

33

7%

Puppies

19

4%

Guinea Pigs

18

4%

Rabbits

13

3%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

11

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

12

2%

Total

497

100%




The Multnomah County Animal Shelter released 603 animals. The majority of these animals were adopted, transferred to another agency, or reclaimed. Cats and dogs were the most commonly released animals.

Animal Releases by Outcome Type

Outcome Type

Count

Percent

Adopted

206

34%

Transferred to another agency

146

24%

Reclaimed/returned to owner

119

20%

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.

61

10%

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

10%

Other (less than 1% each)

13

2%

Total

603

100%

Animal Releases by Animal Type

Animal Type

Count

Percent

Cats

187

31%

Dogs

181

30%

Kittens

126

21%

Other mammals Examples: squirrels, rabbits

33

5%

Rabbits

22

4%

Puppies

20

3%

Birds (wildlife) Examples: pigeons, owls

11

2%

Guinea Pigs

11

2%

Other (less than 1% each)

12

2%

Total

603

69%





Our field services officers responded to 597 calls

Field Officer Calls by Type

Call Type

Count

Percent

Dead Animal Pickup

131

22%

Stray Animal

116

19%

Suspected Cruelty / Neglect

84

14%

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

66

11%

Bite Investigation

60

10%

Loose Nuisance Animal

30

5%

Injured Animal

26

4%

Abandoned Animal

26

4%

Animal Placed in Protective Custody

13

2%

Service Call

13

2%

Other (less than 2%)

32

5%

Total

597

100%



In addition, volunteers worked 7,049 hours - the equivalent of 41 full time staff members.