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.

08/27/2010 - 12:00am
Phil the cat with his owner

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.

07/01/2010 - 12:00am
Party-goers in togas

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.