Investigations & Field Services

Multnomah County Animal Services is the primary agency responsible for performing animal abuse and neglect investigations in Multnomah County. We serve the cities of Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, Fairview, Maywood Park and all unincorporated areas of the county.

If you have an animal-related emergency, call us 24 hours per day, 7 days a week at (503) 988-7387.

If you have a pet-related issue that is not an emergency, call during regular call center hours. All complaints (except barking) may be reported by phone.

Officers rescue a dog from a slough

Our field services unit is responsible for:

  • Animal rescue and protection - 24-hour emergency response and investigations: abandoned animals, animals in distress, cruelty and neglect investigations; injured or sick animal rescue; loose animals in traffic; protective care and custody of animals.
  • Public health and safety: loose aggressive animals, animal bite investigation and quarantine, potentially dangerous dog investigation and classification, dead animal removal from public property.
  • Neighborhood livability: barking dog disturbances, loose animal nuisance complaints, stray holding dog pick-up service, animal facility inspections.

Available field services:

Field Services Statistics

Learn more details about animal issues our officers respond to from our monthly reports.