“Amtrak” rolled into the shelter on October 14, 2010 without identification or a microchip. Shortly after coming in, a woman mistakenly identified him as her missing cat, but at the last minute realized he wasn’t her cat after all. So it was back to the station for poor Amtrak.
Phil the cat went missing on April 22, 2010. Days without Phil turned into weeks and after a certain amount of time, his owner, Jeanne, thought she’d never see him again.
It was an incredible week leading up to an incredible day. On the Monday and Tuesday before the event, morning TV hosts Joe V. (Ch. 12) and Drew Carney (Ch. 8) launched our Animal House Adoption (aka Toga) Party in a way only charming, fun-loving TV hosts can.
As a result of their owner’s health declining, several Pomeranians were recently surrendered to our shelter. We currently have five available for adoption.
A lot of interest was recently generated by Freedom, the “Freeway Dog”. As you may recall, she was picked up on Hwy 205 a few weeks ago. Freedom came into the shelter frightened and wary. She was injured and we believe she was struck by a car. As a result, she had to undergo surgery to her hind leg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.