Last week, Multnomah County Animal Services rescued 64 dogs (mostly poodles), 5 cats and 4 birds from filthy conditions in a home in SE Portland. The condition of the dogs varied greatly. Many were in poor condition, matted and caked with feces But aside from being dirty and in need of grooming, some were in fairly good condition.
When police responded to a welfare check on the morning of Thursday, May 9, they had no idea they would discover approximately 65 poodles, 5 cats and 4 birds living in poor conditions at the home at 13223 SE Harold in Portland. They called in Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) and animal control officers responded immediately to assess the animals and plan for their transport and care.
Pet food maker Weruva is teaming up with one of our neighborhood cat adoption partners, Pets on Broadway, to provide MCAS with canned cat food for shelter cats. Weruva will match canned cat food donations, can for can, made by the public. The goal is to provide MCAS with enough canned cat food for three months (934 cans).
In celebration of the sunny days, warm air and explosion of blossoms, MCAS is having a Spring Fling Adoption Special on May 9th - 12th. All cats and dogs can be adopted to loving homes for just the cost of a license fee. That's $12 for cats and $25 for dogs. This price includes not only your pet license, but also shots, a microchip and spay/neuter. We hope you'll stop by the shelter to find your new best friend!
Pets on Broadway is a local pet shop that has served the residents of NE Portland since 1990. They are committed to offering customers a large variety of food choices, including food by local manufacturers and hard-to-find foods for more exotic pets, such as hedgehogs and chinchillas. They came aboard as an MCAS Neighborhood Cat Adoption Partner in July of 2012. We're thrilled to report that since that time, they've adopted out 89 homeless cats from the MCAS shelter!
In honor of Earth Day, MCAS is holding an adoption special on April 19 - 23. Our "recycled" shelter pets can be adopted into new forever homes for just the cost of a license fee. (That's $25 for dogs and $12 for cats.) This is a great time to add a furry friend to your family!
We see a lot of happy endings here at the MCAS shelter. Here are two stories that really stood out over the past week.
Max, a darling little Shi Tzu, came to MCAS as part of a cruelty/neglect investigation. He spent 249 days in the care of MCAS. The shelter environment can be stressful for animals, especially the more fragile animals. Fortunately for Max, he spent much of that time in one of our caring foster homes. We're thrilled to report that Max was just adopted into a loving new home.
From March 17th through March 31st, you can adopt shelter pets for just the cost of a license fee. That's $12 for cats and $25 for dogs. Bring a shelter pet good luck- adopt today!
We've seen a lot of happy endings this month at MCAS! First, we'd like to share the great news about a rat terrier named Mickey. Mickey came to MCAS suffering from ringworm, which requires a lengthy treatment to resolve. He spent 69 days here at the shelter, receiving anti-fungal medication and medical attention. We're happy to report that after he was cured, Mickey was quickly adopted and we received a wonderful message and photo from his adopter, who reports he's quickly made himself at home with his new family.
Kerby came into the MCAS shelter on December 8, 2012. She was malnourished and suffering from an extreme skin condition, ear infections and ocular discharge. Shelter staff quickly found a placement for Kerby with one of MCAS's very dedicated foster moms, Mary Pat Whitaker. With a quality diet, flea control, weekly medicated baths and frequent checkups with the MCAS medical staff, Kerby slowly started feeling better. Her skin began to clear up and she started to grow a little "peach fuzz" on her bald areas.