08/31/2011 - 2:15pm
Rihanna, a pitbull mix

We care about all the animals in our shelter and here’s a story of one dog that has really captured our hearts. Her name is Rihanna, and she came into the shelter on March 23 without a license or a microchip that would have helped us to reunite her with her owner. Sadly, her owner never came looking for her.

04/26/2011 - 12:00am
Opposum in a tube

Field Officer Marc Rose recently responded to a call from a property manager about an opossum that was in need of rescue. The opossum had fallen into an open, 4-foot deep concrete cylinder and was unable to get out.

04/11/2011 - 12:00am
Terrier plays

At the March 29 Multnomah County Board of Commissioners meeting, Animal Services advocated for Shelter Dreams, a project to build a new shelter in the city of Portland. Animal Services’ current facility in Troutdale is too small and inconveniently located to properly serve the needs of its residents and the visiting public.

03/24/2011 - 12:00am
Field Officer Cherry with a pomeranian

(The following story is told to us by Animal Control Officer Nicole Cherry.)

A local business recently called Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) to report a small, fluffy, white dog running loose near their business on SE 34th and Powell. Their attempts to catch the dog were unsuccessful, so they called us at Animal Services for assistance.

03/07/2011 - 12:00am

From this point forward, in cases when shelter personnel don’t agree about what a dog’s predominant breed may be, Multnomah County Animal Services will now be using the term “American Shelter Dog” (ASD). It is becoming more and more popular in the shelter industry to use this term, rather than the less affectionate term, “mutt”.

02/10/2011 - 12:00am
Owner reunited with dog

On January 8th, we received a call that a loose tan and white dog had been seen around a neighborhood in NE Portland for several days and dispatcher Linda Mack asked Officer Cherry to respond to the call.

01/11/2011 - 12:00am

Ms. Eve Martin knew she was having a heart attack. But instead of calling 9-1-1, she called Animal Services. Although concerned about her health, she was more concerned about Asparagus, her cat.

12/02/2010 - 12:00am

The young dogs, some with special needs, ready for new homes this Friday

11/02/2010 - 12:00am
Tigger, a cat

“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.