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Thursday, June 22, 2017

"MCAS FOSTERS, Donations,Volunteers, Positive SUPPORT Helps the local Animals!

The MCAS shelter does more than most other shelters in this country to save as many of the stray animals that come into the shelter as they can. Your help directly working with the animals and showing positive support for the MCAS shelter is what makes the difference for these Multnomah County domestic animals.

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 5 months or more for a good new home. Your help makes a big difference for them. The dogs especially need and benefit from more training, enrichment, grooming, a soothing presence, potty walking, someone to show them to a prospective adopter. 
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 hurts the animals, as potential donators, volunteers, and good adopters might go elsewhere.

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 
- 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 June 28th  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.

These are the positions we're trying to fill:
Dog Kennel
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!

Pretty little Adelaide (recently adopted)came into the shelter very underweight and went into a MCAS foster home to get healthy

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