August 2023 Monthly Report

View the August 2023 monthly report of animal intakes, outcomes, and other key metrics for Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS).


Summary

The August 2023 monthly report includes updated metrics including return to owner (RTO) rates for found animals, average length of stay (LOS), in addition to live-release-rates. These are key industry measures for the effectiveness of shelter operations to reunite or find placements for animals. There are also updates for the number of volunteers in each role, in addition to contributed hours.

Animal Intake

MCAS accepted stray dogs, sick, injured or at-risk adult cats and kittens from the public. 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 commonly represent animals placed into protective custody by Animal Services officers, injured wildlife, or other Field-Services circumstances.

Intake Type

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Wildlife

Other

Total

Stray or at large

170

11

100

131

10

32

454

Owner Surrenders

26

1

18

5

0

0

50

All Other Intakes

12

2

5

7

7

0

33

Total Live Intake

208

14

123

143

17

32

537

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 administered 624 vaccinations, including rabies, DA2PP and Bordetella for dogs and puppies, and FVRCP for cats and kittens.

They provided 960 health exams and consultations, including routine exams, wound checks, pre-surgery checkups, behavior assessments, and reviewing test results or diagnoses with foster volunteers. Due to veterinary staff availability, spay and neuter surgeries for shelter animals were limited, and many adopters were issued vouchers to complete surgeries and rabies vaccination at contracted veterinary clinics, including Oregon Humane Society.

Veterinary Service

Cats

Kittens

Dogs

Puppies

Other

Total

Health Exams & Consults

201

331

339

40

49

960

Spay & Neuter Surgeries

13

43

13

3

4

76

Medications Administered

617

833

1,894

39

13

3,396

Tests & Diagnostics

6

8

0

2

0

16

Vaccinations

112

239

220

32

21

624

Other Vet Treatments

131

574

502

75

20

1,302

Total Services

1,080

2,028

2,968

191

107

6,374

Fostered Animals

The majority of animals in foster care were kittens, cats, dogs, rabbits, and puppies. Many animals entered and left foster care 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

13

33

46

12

Kittens

96

87

183

100

Dogs

16

11

27

14

Puppies

11

3

14

10

Other

10

10

20

7

Total

146

144

290

143

 

Animal Outcomes

 

Length of Stay (LOS)

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Overall

Average Days

9

8

15

29

16

Return to Owner (RTO)*

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Other

Total

Stray (No ID)

42%

10%

9%

0%

18%

17%

Stray (With ID)

81%

100%

22%

0%

0%

49%

RTO Rate

54%

18%

12%

0%

6%

25%

*RTO is calculated only for reclaimed animals with a stray intake circumstance.
 

Live Release Rate (Live Outcomes / Total Outcomes)

Heading

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Wildlife

Other

Total

Live Release Rate

94.3%

100.0%

85.7%

90.5%

15.8%

96.9%

89.1%

206 or 38.9% of animals were adopted.

118 or 22.3% of animals were reclaimed by their owners. The majority of animals represented in these outcomes were dogs with a license and/or microchip for owner-contact. 

146 or 27.5% of animals were transferred to another agency.

51 or 9.6% of animals were humanely euthanized, including cases of injured wildlife, injured or severely sick cats and kittens, 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, and kittens over six weeks old. There is decreased intake volume for cats, and an increased percentage of veterinary-recommended euthanasia for adult cats due to these intake conditions.

2 cats, or 0.4% of animals were returned to field at the location where they were found. 7 animals or 1.3% of animals died in care, including 5 kittens, and 2 wildlife.
 

Outcome Type

Dog

Puppy

Cat

Kitten

Wildlife

Other

Total

Adopted

62

5

37

97

0

5

206

Reclaimed/returned to owner

100

3

13

0

0

2

118

Transferred to another agency

21

14

38

46

3

24

146

Euthanized

11

0

15

10

14

1

51

Return to field

0

0

2

0

0

0

2

Unassisted death

0

0

0

5

2

0

7

Other outcomes

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

194

22

105

158

19

32

530

 

Transfers

MCAS transferred 26.9% of shelter animals to other shelters and rescues for adoption placement. Thank you to our community partners for your lifesaving work.

  • Cat Adoption Team
  • Oregon Humane Society
  • Pets On Broadway
  • Indigo Rescue Inc.
  • Furfriends Animal Rescue, Inc
  • Portland Audubon
  • Harmony New Beginnings
  • Animal Aid
  • Stumptown Strays
  • Silver Linings Rescue Ranch Dog Rescue
  • Lancaster Four Dog Rescue
  • One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue, LLC
  • Humane Society Of Southwest Washington
  • Bulldog Haven NW

Volunteers

Foster volunteer hours increased for kitten season, and increased support for long-term resident dogs to provide respite from shelter kennels. Volunteers supported an adoption outreach event.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteers

Hours

Cats

8

81

Cleaning

28

189

Dogs

26

412

Events

21

99

Foster Animals

114

6,588

Info Desk

6

112

Laundry

17

171

Transport

2

12

Other (Office, surgery, reserve officer, etc.)

4

21

Total*

184

7,686

*Unique volunteers - many volunteers serve in multiple roles.

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

Pageviews

Adoptable Pets

159,049

Lost & Found Pets

54,735

Home Page Visits

19,679

Licensing Resources

20,003

News & Updates

14,731

Low-Cost Services

5,018

Kitten Resources

385

Field Services

4,337

Volunteering

1,746

Other Pages

55,650

Total

335,333

Field Services

Field Services officers responded to 767 urgent needs of community members and their pets, investigated cases of potential cruelty or neglect, loose-aggressive animals, bites, and picked up stray, injured, abandoned, 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

76

10%

Stray Animal

94

12%

Suspected Cruelty / Neglect

149

19%

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

90

12%

Bite Investigation

93

12%

Loose animal

28

4%

Injured Animal

19

2%

Abandoned Animal

35

5%

Animal Placed in Protective Custody

39

5%

Wildlife

57

7%

Other

87

11%

Total

767

100%

Pet Licensing

MCAS issued 2,805 total new or renewed licenses.

Type

Cats

Dogs

Total

Licenses Issued

955

1,850

2,805

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