Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter
When animals are lost or found, we work very hard to reunite them with their owners. When owners don’t claim their animals, or pets end up without an owner through other means, we work with our partners in the community to find these adoptable animals new loving homes.
We work very closely with a network of shelters and rescue groups in Oregon and southwest Washington to find new homes for pets in need. Every healthy unclaimed animal that comes to our shelter finds an adoptive home. Most of the animals that have medical and behavioral problems also find loving homes. We like to say that if you are a stray animal, you are very lucky to live in Washington County.
We are part of a network of Portland-area shelters that have agreed to keep careful records of the animals that arrive and leave from our shelters. These organizations pledge to work in cooperation with other shelters.
Washington County Animal Services, Multnomah County Animal Services, Oregon Humane Society, Cat Adoption Team, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and Clackamas County Dog Services meet monthly to work together in a network we call the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). We work as a team to help each other out when one shelter is full but another shelter has room to take animals. This coalition also provides affordable spay/neuter services for the cats of low-income families. We share knowledge, information, and ideas to help the animals in our community. Working together, the ASAP has pledged that no healthy animal will be euthanized in any animal shelter in the Portland metropolitan area.
Each member of ASAP keeps accurate, careful records of the animals that arrive and leave from our shelters. Those statistics help us chart our progress in saving the lives of animals in our community.
In Washington County we are proud that our live release rates far exceed national averages.
You can see our statistics for the respective years below
- 2021 statistics
- 2020 statistics
- 2019 statistics
- 2018 statistics
- 2017 statistics
- 2016 statistics
- 2015 statistics
- 2014 statistics
- 2013 statistics
- 2012 statistics
- 2011 statistics
- 2010 statistics
- 2009 statistics
- 2008 statistics
We hope you’ll spend some time learning about us and how we partner with the community to serve the people and pets of Washington County.