In 2008, the City of Portland and Multnomah County teamed up in an attempt to solve the chronic performance and funding problems plaguing Multnomah County Animal Services. Nothing changed.
Gimme Shelter Portland exists to address this failure.
After spending three years observing, researching, studying and documenting successful, high-performance publicly funded animal services agencies located throughout North America, we have found this to be true: those agencies which vigorously implement the full range of programs and services proven to reduce the killing of animals, earn the respect, participation and unanimous support of their communities.
The momentum of the no kill ethic is unstoppable – it is the future of public animal sheltering. By denying this fact, Multnomah County and The City of Portland delay the inevitable, costing even more lives and money.
It is time to replace Multnomah County Animal Services with a modern, vibrant animal services agency which ends the killing of lost and homeless dogs and cats thereby earning the respect, confidence and support of the community it serves.
Gimme Shelter Portland is committed to making it happen.