06/09/2010 - 12:00am
Gavin, an adoptable dog

Four years after they lost their enormous (160 lbs.) and enormously cuddly 14-year-old Shiloh Shepherd, Rowdy, Annie and Chuck began to think about finding a new family dog.

05/25/2010 - 12:00am
Kitten in air vent

Officers Roman and Cherry recently responded to an “Animal in Distress” call. When they arrived, they discovered a kitten that had fallen into a heating vent duct.

After more than an hour of work dismantling a portion of the pipe vent, they found the kitten, who was scared but in good shape. The owner, as you can imagine, was very happy to be reunited with her kitten.


05/18/2010 - 12:00am
Stanely, a pitbull mix

We are pleased to announce that our shelter’s beloved Stanley was just adopted! Stanley waited three long months and though he received a lot of love from shelter staff and volunteers during his stay with us, we are thrilled that he’s now found his forever home.

05/11/2010 - 12:00am
Pitbull mix

Thanks to the good Samaritan who noticed the small, black pitbull wandering the freeway, the little dog is safe tonight. She was found on 205-SB by Multnomah County Animal Services Field Officer Rose and was taken to Mt. Scott Animal Clinic. After being examined, the dog was released back to Multnomah County Animal Services, where she is now resting quietly after her harrowing experience.

12/30/2009 - 12:00am
Tequila, a pit bull

As 2009 comes to a close at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter, staff and volunteers celebrate a bittersweet event. This week, their longest shelter resident, a tawny-brown pit bull named Tequila, has found a forever home after an incredible seven months care at the County shelter in Troutdale.

10/28/2009 - 12:00am
Raccoons by a fence

Multnomah County Animal Services has rescued 23 dogs, including four infant puppies and one expectant female, from a facility in Northeast Portland that failed to provide adequate care as required by the county ordinance governing animal facilities.

08/27/2009 - 12:00am

Arianne Melton, a Gresham teen who started a nonprofit group called Help Shelter Animals Stay Happy, is collecting cat food for the Multnomah County Animal Shelter in Troutdale.

05/10/2009 - 12:00am
Raccoons by a fence

I just wanted to update everyone who was involved on the outcome of the effort to rescue three baby raccoons. This is a long saga, but it has a very happy ending!

10/02/2008 - 12:00am

When Dolly the Dachshund arrived at Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS), she exhibited signs of severe animal mistreatment and neglect. But despite her obvious medical problems, MCAS staff and their veterinary hospital team were immediately captivated by Dolly’s spirit.