Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of MCAS

Grant of $1,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Multnomah County

Troutdale, OR (January 24, 2020) – Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) announced it has been awarded a $1,000 lifesaving grant from the Petco Foundation to support its medical fund for shelter animals – Dolly’s Fund, and its Adoption Outreach Fund.

The Petco Foundation investment will help to provide medical care for animals in need of emergency surgeries, and veterinary care for injured animals rescued by Animal Services Officers or brought to the shelter as strays by members of the public. It will also prepare and promote animals for adoption if owners don’t come forward to claim them during their stray-hold time, providing positive outcomes and new adoptive homes for shelter pets.

“We are grateful for the support of the Petco Foundation to rehabilitate and meet the medical needs of the stray animals of our community and support lifesaving outcomes through adoption,” said Wade Sadler, Interim Director of Animal Services at Multnomah County Animal Services. 

Through the support of lifesaving grants like this, its partnership in the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), and dedicated community supporters contributing their time and resources to serve animals at the shelter, MCAS has achieved a live-release rate of 91% for domestic animals in its care.

For more information about Multnomah County Animal Services, visit For more on the Petco Foundation, visit and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.

About Multnomah County Animal Services
Multnomah County Animal Services is a division of the Multnomah County Department of Community Services (DCS), and the primary agency responsible for lost pet care, animal abuse investigations and animal rescue in Multnomah County. MCAS also offers dog and cat licensing, lost and found pet services, and animal adoptions through its shelter in Troutdale.

About the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $260 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit to learn more about how you can get involved.