The MCAS shelter is the only Open intake shelter in Multnomah County. New Volunteers, especially in the dog kennels and animal fostering, are much needed and always appreciated! Please do what you can for them. I do. You can too!
Some of the dogs and cats have been waiting 3 months or more for a good new home. All the dogs need/would benefit from more training, enrichment, grooming, a soothing presence, potty walking, someone to show them to a prospective adopter. It is very rewarding as a MCAS volunteer to know you are making a huge difference in their daily lives.
Some people may dislike the way a shelter is operated, and publicly/chronically seek to disparage it often using false accusations and a slanted portrayal of the actual facts. So sad, because this only hurts the animals.
There are lots of things you can do to help the MCAS pets: Donate, Help the animals in the Kennels and the cattery, Be a MCAS Foster Home (check back in June)
- Be a POSITIVE VOICE for the MCAS shelter. The old days of "the pound" have changed, and the shelter tries hard to help the animals in its care - as much as any private facility in the area.
Advise your friends to get ID tags/microchips with current contact info for their pets! - and keep the info current.
contact the local animal shelters if you have lost or found an animal (and if you've lost one - check regularly even months after pet is lost, the animal can show up in a shelter)
- Feeling proactive? Check local media sites for posting of lost pets and then check the Lost/Found sites of local shelters. It feels great to find a match for an owner who didn't think to look in the local shelters for their lost pet!
Interested in learning about volunteering and fostering at the shelter? Attend one of our volunteer orientations! The next volunteer orientation will be in June There's no need to register - simply show up at the appointed time. You'll learn about all the different jobs available and what is required. In the meantime, you can visit our Volunteer web page for more info. https://multcopets.org/events
These are the positions we're trying to fill:
Morning Potty Walkers
Shelter/Info Desk Greeters
Here's the MCAS shelter Volunteer page to find out more
And , if you don't want to volunteer in the actual shelter but still want to help the Multnomah County shelter animals, then please consider becoming a Volunteer Foster Home!
photo credit - Stephanie M - Mcas foster home
Foster Homes are so appreciated, and it is rewarding knowing that you are making a real difference in the life of a homeless pet.
Please Check this link for more information if interested in becoming an Mcas Foster home!