Studies show that interacting with animals can have health benefits, including reducing blood pressure, cholesterol, stress, and anxiety. But pets are also known to be especially helpful to their owners’ mental health during times of crisis. In this time of unusual crisis, we are grateful to have our companion animals close by. Read more about the power of pets on multco.us.
Thousands of Oregonians, their livestock, and their animals are displaced following Oregon’s devastating wildfires. Many shelters, private groups and citizens are now housing these animals, some of which do not have known owners. While many of these groups are advertising lost animals on their websites or social media it can be difficult for the public to know where to look. The Oregon
In response to regional fires and levels of evacuation, prepare in advance to make sure your pets are supplied and have a place to go if you need to leave at a moment’s notice.
Your pets can be affected by wildfire smoke. If you feel the effects of smoke, they probably do, too! Smoke can irritate your pet’s eyes and respiratory tract. Bring your pets inside, and closely watch them during all periods of poor air quality.
Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) waives impound and board fees for stray pets brought to the shelter.
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 June 2020.
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 2020.
It's important to protect pets from the heat to avoid heatstroke, which can be difficult to treat once it begins, and can be life threatening. Please observe and share the following guidelines and resources for keeping pets cool in hot weather.
Congratulations to Roxy N., nominated and chosen as the August 2020 Volunteer of the Month. Roxy is a volunteer polymath, contributing her skills and energy to foster care for puppies, volunteer training, adoption outreach, and even showcasing adoption candidates on KOIN’s Second Chance Pets feature.
Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS), in coordination with Portland Police Bureau and the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office, executed a search warrant at Woofin Palooza, in the 2300 block of Northeast 82nd Avenue on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Anyone with animals in care of Woofin Palooza or with relevant information to the investigation should call MCAS at 503-988-7387.