November 2021 Monthly Report

View the November 2021 monthly report of animal intakes, outcomes, and other key metrics for Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS).

Summary

During July 2021, some services suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic resumed, including pet licensing and enforcement, owner surrenders, animal nuisance enforcement, and partial in-shelter volunteer activities. Modifications are reflected in reporting for November 2021.

Animal Intake

MCAS accepted stray dogs, sick or injured adult cats, kittens 6-12 months old, and officers also picked up stray or lost animals. Owner surrendered animals were accepted on a case by case basis, depending on urgent circumstances. Other intakes most commonly represent animals placed into protective custody by Animal Services officers.

Intake Type

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Wildlife

Other

Total

Stray or at large

120

12

43

29

6

13

223

Owner Surrenders

23

0

5

2

0

2

32

Other Intakes

23

0

8

0

3

0

34

Total Live Intake

166

12

56

31

9

15

289

Veterinary Care Provided

Animal Health and Animal Care staff provided a wide range of veterinary services to animals in care. 

To keep animals healthy, Animal Health staff, and partner veterinarians in the community administered 1,075 vaccinations, including rabies, DA2PP and Bordetella for dogs and puppies, and FVRCP for cats and kittens.

They provided 1,120 health exams and consultations, including routine exams, wound checks, pre-surgery checkups, behavior assessments, and reviewing test results or diagnoses with foster volunteers.

Veterinary Service

Cats

Kittens

Dogs

Puppies

Other

Total

Health Exams & Consults

403

204

437

27

49

1,120

Spay & Neuter Surgeries

12

32

30

4

3

81

Medications Administered

39

24

28

0

1

92

Tests & Diagnostics

7

2

0

0

0

9

Vaccinations

378

99

555

38

5

1,075

Other Vet Treatments

109

209

325

50

20

713

Total Services

948

570

1,375

119

78

3,090

Fostered Animals

In November 2021, forty-five (45) animals entered foster care, joining the existing Ninety-one (91) animals already in care at the beginning of the month. The majority of animals in foster care were adult cats and kittens. MCAS foster volunteers cared for a total of one-hundred-and-thirty-six (136) foster animals. Fifty-two (52) of these animals left foster care for other outcomes over the course of the month, so the total number does not represent the maximum number of animals in care at one time.

Animal type

Entered care

Previously in care

Total in foster care

Returned from care

Cats

12

42

54

22

Kittens

27

20

47

17

Dogs

4

11

15

2

Puppies

2

8

10

5

Other

0

10

10

6

Total

45

91

136

52

Animal Outcomes

In November 2021, One-hundred-and-twenty six animals (37.8%) were adopted. Adoptions were limited to the online process, and adopters were not able to browse kennels or conduct adoption interviews on-site. Adoptions were also performed from community adoption partners, and foster homes.

One-hundred-and-six animals (31.8%) were reclaimed by their owners. The majority of animals represented in these outcomes were dogs.

Sixty animals (18%) were transferred to another agency, including Oregon Humane Society, Portland Audubon Society, and Cat Adoption Team. The majority of these animals were cats and kittens.

Thirty-eight animals (11.4%) were humanely euthanized, including cases of injured wildlife, injured or severely sick cats, and other domestic animals at the recommendation of a veterinarian, or for behavioral issues which would make an animal unsafe to place back into the community. Cat intake is officially limited to cases where the cat is sick or injured, or in immediate danger due to cruelty, neglect, and similar circumstances. There is decreased intake volume for cats, and an increased percentage of veterinary-recommended euthanasia for adult cats due to these intake conditions.

One cat (0.3%) was returned to the field in November. Two animals (0.6%) had an unassisted death while in care.
 

Outcome Type

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Wildlife

Other

Total

Adopted

51

2

33

16

0

24

126

Reclaimed/returned to owner

93

2

10

0

0

1

106

Transferred to another agency

4

2

27

19

2

6

60

Euthanized

12

0

17

2

6

1

38

Return to field

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

Unassisted death

0

0

0

1

1

0

2

Other outcomes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

160

6

88

38

9

32

333

 

Volunteers

 

Volunteer Roles

Hours

Foster (all animals)

5,211

Dogs

54

Cats & Kittens

0

Transport

19

Other (Office, laundry, events, info desk, reserve officer, rabbit enrichment, grooming)

18

Total

5,302

With most in-shelter volunteer activities suspended due to COVID-19, the majority of volunteer hours in November were recorded by foster and transport volunteers. A limited number of dog volunteers assisted with potty-walks and kennel assistance, and office volunteers also assisted with administrative tasks.

 

Online Resources

 

Many services provided by MCAS are accessible online, at multcopets.org. Members of the public can search for adoptable or lost / found pets, license their pets, and learn about other resources and news. MCAS website pages are translated into four languages.

Page Category

Page Views

Adoptable Pets

77,592

Lost & Found Pets

33,190

Home Page Visits

40,174

Licensing Resources

13,380

News & Updates

3,065

Low-Cost Services

2,581

Kitten Resources

1,531

Field Services

3,128

Volunteering

1,034

Other Pages

11,768

Total

187,443

Field Services

Field Services officers responded to Five-hundred-and-forty-three (543) urgent needs of community members and their pets, investigated cases of potential cruelty or neglect, and picked up stray, injured, potentially dangerous, or deceased animals. Officers also responded to non-urgent calls such as barking dogs, animal trespass, and other community issues.

Dispatch Category

Count

Percentage

Deceased Animal Pickup

82

15%

Stray Animal

80

15%

Suspected Cruelty / Neglect

110

20%

Loose aggressive animal (Animals actively charging, attacking, or chasing people or animals)

55

10%

Bite Investigation

51

9%

Loose nuisance animal

8

1%

Injured Animal

16

3%

Abandoned Animal

25

5%

Animal Placed in Protective Custody

23

4%

Other

93

17%

Total

543

100%

Pet Licensing

MCAS issued 2,581 total new or renewed licenses in November.

Type

Cats

Dogs

Total

Licenses Issued

912

1,669

2,581

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