#PawstoVote ​Voter Registration Outreach and Adoption Special

September 22, 2016


For more information, contact:

Catherine McMullen, Voter Education and Outreach Specialist, 503.988.9764

Jay LeVitre, Animal Services Development & Communications Coordinator, 503.988.6232

(Portland, OR) -  Pets reign supreme on the internet and in our community.  With the upcoming election in November and the urgency for voters to register before October 18th, Multnomah County Elections is collaborating with Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) to host a special #PawstoVote Voter Registration Outreach and Adoption Special event on September 27th at the Multnomah County Animal Shelter.

#Pawstovote spokespet winner Jeff the Piggy

When: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from noon - 7 p.m. (National Voter Registration Day)

Where: Multnomah County Animal Services, 1700 W Historic Columbia River Hwy, in Troutdale

Why: To promote voter registration and awareness with the help of pets

Who: All are invited to attend to register to vote, visit with and adopt pets, meet the attending VIPs, and enjoy the festivities.

RSVP or share this event on Facebook.

#Pawstovote spokespet Piper the Chihuahua

Event activities:

Voter registration booth

An appearance by Oregon Secretary of State, Jeanne P. Atkins at 4 p.m.

Meet photo contest winner "spokespets" Jeff the Piggy and Piper the Chihuahua

Waived-adoption fees for cats six months and older

20% off dog adoption fees

Live music by The Strays from 3 - 5 p.m.

Photo booth for attendees

​ChicagoLand food truck

About Multnomah County Elections: Multnomah County Elections conducts all elections for county residents  from local school board positions to the President of the United States. This includes registering voters, mailing, accepting, processing, and counting ballots, releasing results and providing assistance to voters with disabilities and voters needing language assistance. Multnomah County Elections works to ensure every voice is heard.

About Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS): Multnomah County Animal Services cares for approximately 6,000 animals each year, 100 percent of which are from the local community.  As the only open admission 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 their pets, and donate.

Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins poses with pet and with ballot

#Pawstovote spokespet Lulu