Clackamas County Animal Control Shelter

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Rating: 3.2

Average rating from 9 reviews.

(3.2 out of 5, based on 9 reviews)

13141 SE highway 212 Clackamas , OR 97015
(503)655-8629

1200 miles away
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MeezerMa
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Rating: 1

Management Problems

posted 6 years ago

As a former volunteer of this shelter, I saw alot going on. The management tells new volunteers that it is a "no kill" shelter, when it actually puts down twenty percent of it's dogs every month. The manager picks out the dogs to be disposed of. She does not know the dogs except on paper. Dogs are put down if they are old, have fixable/ non-fixable health issues, deemed aggressive(by someone that does not know how to handle big guardian breeds), Pit Bulls, Am Staffs, Rotties no matter how sweet they are.
I can't count how many dogs that I have tried to help that have been put down. One was a Pit Bull, sweet, frightened, with a easy cured fungal skin disease. I bought a special soap for her and bathed her several times. Next thing I know she's dead.
Most of the dogs need to be trained, to be adopted, most are not given a chance.
The manager is RUDE and mean to the staff and volunteers she doesn't like. I was bad mouthed within earshot several times. Glarred at. Had rude comments passed off as jokes. My foster care and training efforts where ignored (at an annual company dinner, I received an award for the hours I put in, but she told the group, all I did was transport animals). After the lead control officer left, she comes over to check on the kennel staff as if they have never done their jobs before. She ignores suggestions to make the shelter better.
The kennel staff deserves a better boss and more respect. They are on the frontlines cleaning up the mess, and dealing with the public (ack, said Bill the cat!). The kennel is understaffed, there are only four people working the kennel.
THINGS THAT WOULD IMPROVE THE SHELTER
1-The shelter needs to provide counseling to potential adopters to avoid animals being returned.
2-Allow cats into the shelter, instead of them being dumped all over the county.
3-Slow down the "kill list", give more dogs a chance.
4- A NEW boss
5-More staff, trained staff, that knows how to train, treat disease, and reabilitate dogs.
6- See the animals as "living beings", not disposable garbage.

Pros: The kennel staff is great

Cons: The person in charge creates more problems, than solving problems

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Kathy
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Rating: 3

Clackamas County should start helping cats

posted 6 years ago

Clackamas County is a huge county. With limited funds and space, the shelter does a good job caring for the dogs. They developed some great collaberations with the other shelters to better serve the dogs of the county.

The county commissioners NEED to recognize cats. There is a crisis with cat overpopulation in the Portland area. Clackamas needs to step up and be part of the solution for felines.

Pros: Doing a good job with their mission and funding

Cons: county needs to recognize cats

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