Multnomah County (Oregon) Animal Services Stop the Killing!
FY '05 Intake and Disposition Table, CatsFY '05 Intake and Disposition Table, Dogs FY '01-'04 Intake and Disposition Table
The Fallacy of Assess-A-Pet™ et al. Temperament Testing In Public Shelters Angels of The Snow regarding Temperament Testing
Best Friends: A Dirty Little Secret (Temperament Testing, see page 40)


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Who Is Responsible for the Needless Killing?
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Who is in Charge, Who is Responsible for the Needless Killing?

Please email the county commissioners and the others. Please also send hard copies via fax or regular mail as they may be quick to delete. They are responsible for the conduct of Multnomah County Animal Services.

Multnomah County Commission

Multnomah County Board of Commissioners
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Suite 600
Portland Oregon 97214


  • Cecilia Johnson, Director of Business and Community Services is Michael Oswald's direct boss. She installed him two years ago.
    Fax: (503) 988-3048.
    Direct number: (503) 988-5881.
    At a meeting with citizens two years ago as concerns increased that Michael Oswald was undermining the task force recommendations she expressed confidence in him so complete that he did not need to meet any standards of accountability.

  • The Director of MCAS is Michael Oswald.
    Phone (503) 988-PETS extension 25234
    Fax: (503) 988-3002 and (503) 988-3787

  • John Rowton is Michael Oswald's companion.
    His extension is 25247.
    He is there in the early morning around 7:30. FAX same as above.

"All beings tremble before violence. All fear death, all love life. See yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What harm can you do?" -Buddha

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