Fievel was the K103 Pet of the Week for Wet Nose Wednesday! He's an 8-pound Xoloitzcuintle (also known as a Mexican hairless). He's an affectionate and active lap dog. To learn more about Fievel, please see his profile here.
The Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP), of which MCAS is a founding member, recently received a $180,000 grant from the ASPCA. The funds will be used to support The Neighborhood Pet Project, a new ASAP program which provides extra assistance for cat and Pitbull owners in a specifically targeted area of Portland. The type of assistance can vary depending on the pet owner's needs.
On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, MCAS Director Mike Oswald described to the Multnomah County Board of Commisioners the gains that Animal Services has made in recent years in saving more cats and dogs. Since 2007, the live release rate for dogs has climbed from 69.5% to 86.5% and for cats, jumped from 36.1% to 54.5%.
Kodiak was our K103 Pet of the Week for Wet Nose Wednesday! He's a gorgeous blue-grey shorthair with chipmunk cheeks and a very friendly disposition. You can meet Kodiak and other adoptable cats at the Gresham PetSmart. Click here to learn more about Kodiak.
As you may recall, The Friends of the Shelter recently donated funds to MCAS to purchase a new transport and outreach vehicle. It will be used to transport shelter pets to adoption outreach locations and to adoption placement partners. They also provided funds to "wrap" the vehicle so that we can spread our message as we make our way around town.
Want to know what's been going on at Multnomah County Animal Services for the past few months? Here's your chance! The MCAS Quarterly Newsletter highlights all the most important news from the past several months.
Roy was our K103 Pet of the Week for Wet Nose Wednesday today! He's 8 years young, very sweet and knows how to sit. He's also very food motivated and eager to learn. To learn more about Roy, please see his profile.
Big news... The brand new MCAS billboard is now up near the Hawthorne Bridge! You might be familiar with the sign that previously said "smile" on one side and "laugh" on the other side. We are very grateful to Meat for Cats & Dogs for sponsoring both this billboard and pre-movie ads for MCAS at the Laurelhurst Theater.
KOIN Local 6 recently ran a story about a puppy that MCAS rescued from an abusive owner. Named "Mellow" by shelter staff, he came into the shelter with a large open wound on his head, rib fractures and a skull fracture. Despite his horrific treatment, Mellow was a sweet and affectionate little guy who greeted everyone with a wagging tail and kisses.
MCAS recently had the opportunity to play a role in creating a very happy ending for one local family. Trixie the cat went missing about a year ago when her family was moving to a new home. After so much time passed, her family thought she was gone forever. Well, Trixie recently found her way into our shelter. And lucky for Trixie and her family, she was microchipped!