County Chair Announces MCAS Review Phase 1 Findings

On April 21, 2023, Multnomah County Chair Jessica Vega Pederson announced the findings of Phase 1 of the multi-stage review of MCAS.

Read the Press Release about Phase 1

View Official Review Documents

View the Board Briefing

“The employees who work at Animal Services love animals and care deeply about their wellbeing. They share the Chair and community’s concern about these troubling findings, and are invested in making the needed changes. This is a team that wants to work hard, and needs support to make a lasting difference. In recent weeks, we’ve filled 77% of our vacancies. We have the right people for this moment in time, with years of experience serving the community in human services and animal welfare.”


A dog in the kennels at MCAS

Motoya Nakamura