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07/07/2020 - 8:48am
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In light of recent events, Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) acknowledges the pain and grief that Black, Indigenous, and people of color are experiencing as a result of the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and others. We know these tragic events are only the most recent manifestations of longstanding systemic racism, inequities, and implicit bias present in

07/02/2020 - 3:30pm
Dog scared by fireworks

The fireworks of the Independence Day holiday can be frightening for your pets. Sadly, it’s common to lose pets during this time. With public fireworks displays canceled due to COVID-19, we anticipate more private or residential fireworks this year, which may have a greater impact on sensitive animals. Ahead of the holiday, Multnomah County Animal Services wants to remind pet owners about

06/23/2020 - 4:57pm
Kitten in the brush

With kitten season coming and cat intake restrictions due to COVID-19, MCAS has created this guide to help Multnomah County residents understand what to do if they find litters of kittens, and how they can help. 

Continue reading to find out how to tell if the kittens you found are truly in need of help.

06/22/2020 - 2:29pm
Dog at beach

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.

06/12/2020 - 4:14pm
MacKenzie

Congratulations to MacKenzie J., nominated and chosen as the June 2020 Volunteer of the Month. MacKenzie serves in a wide variety of volunteer roles, and she finds interacting with community members at the Adoption Information Desk, and caring for neonatal kittens to be some of her favorites.

06/03/2020 - 2:16pm

An osprey was rescued from a fishing hook and line thanks to a concerned community member, a quick response from MCAS Officer Pelland, and skillful care from Portland Audubon’s Wildlife Care Center.

06/01/2020 - 12:14pm

On June 1, 2020, MCAS officers resume services to pick up deceased wildlife located on public property. While services for domestic animals continued, this and other non-emergency services were previously suspended due to COVID-19.

05/29/2020 - 4:24pm

Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) says farewell to the departed Rich Brueckner, an adopter and supporter who in recent years produced Once There Was a Giant, a documentary about his adopted dog, Jax. The film premiered locally at Cinema 21 on October 31, 2018 as a benefit for animals at MCAS.

05/28/2020 - 1:58pm

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 April 2020.

05/28/2020 - 1:54pm

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 March 2020.

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