Animal Services full of cats and dogs, hosts urgent adoption special

July 10, 2015

Multnomah County Animal Services is asking for the public’s help in adopting local pets in need of homes. The shelter is hosting a ½ price adoption special on all adult dogs and cats from Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12. Dogs ages six-months or older will cost just $60. Dogs older than six years will cost $30; and any dog that has been at the shelter longer than a month is just $12.50.  Cats will cost just $25 or $12, depending on age. Any cat that has been at the shelter for longer than 30 days is a mere $6. Kittens and puppies are regular price.

For those who cannot adopt, please share news about the adoption special with friends on social media.  

Currently, the shelter is at 95 percent capacity for cats and all but six kennels for adoptable dogs are full. The recent influx of animals comes after 30 cats, all of them sick, were rescued in a hoarding case. There has also been a surge of feral cats into the shelter. Additionally, many lost pets are waiting for their owners to pick them up after the Fourth of July weekend.  

With sunny skies anticipated this weekend, Multnomah County Animal Services is asking the community to visit the shelter in Troutdale (1700 W Historic Columbia River Hwy) or the new adoption center in North Portland  (2914 N Lombard St.) to take advantage of this special.  

Animal Services cares for approximately 7,000 animals each year, 100 percent of which are from the local community. As the only open door shelter in Portland, Multnomah County Animal Services is a national leader with record-high save rates. In order to sustain our success in saving the lives of local animals, Animal Services relies on the Portland community to adopt, foster, volunteer license and donate.

All applicants will go through the regular adoption process to make sure homes and animals are well matched to each other.