GIMME SHELTER PORTLAND RE-DEDICATES ITSELF TO ACHIEVING NO KILL AT MULTNOMAH COUNTY ANIMAL SERVICES!

The three Multnomah County public budget hearings have concluded with the Multnomah County Animal Services FY 2012 Budget officially adopted.  MCAS will receive $5.3 million, an increase of $44,000 over FY 2011 with NO PLANNED REDUCTION IN KILLING.

GSP testified at all three public hearings, along with many other citizens who expressed their serious to extreme dissatisfaction with MCAS.  Those testifying represented all ages and backgrounds, addressing the broad range of issues and ideas. The most compelling testimony, came from those who told of their personal experiences with MCAS. So many new faces and with so much to say!

In the four short months since the launch of Gimme Shelter Portland’s campaign, the citizens of Multnomah County have been informed about Multnomah County Animal Services’ failures and motivated to act. Because of incredible citizen response, Gimme Shelter Portland is even more dedicated and committed to the no kill ethic.

GSP is now in the process of formulating the next step of the campaign to replace Multnomah County Animal Services with a modern animal services agency which measures success by how many animals go home alive!

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