Multnomah County Animal Services / Oregon OR

Information about domestic and wild animal problems in Multnomah County

County Animal ServicesIf you need assistance with a domestic animal, such as a dog or a cat, you need to call your local Multnomah County animal services for assistance. They can help you out with issues such as stray dogs, stray cats, spay & neuter programs, vaccinations, licenses, pet adoption, bite reports, deceased pets, lost pets, local animal complaints and to report neglected or abused animals.

Multnomah County Animal Services: (503) 988-2738

REPORT WILDLIFE ISSUES: (503) 988-2738 or 503-947-6301

To report a dead animal on the road, an injured bird, a lost baby squirrel, a dangerous bear, or anything like that, call any of these free government animal services:

  • Multnomah County Animal Services: (503) 988-2738
  • Oregon Wildlife Commission: 503-947-6301
  • Portland police department: 503-823-3333
These agencies often deal with public wildlife issues or animal concerns where the public health or safety is involved, or other types of animal issues. These are free services.

Critter Problem at Your House? Hire SQUISH! Pest Control
Wildlife removal is not a free service.

Portland Wildlife ControlMultnomah County does not provide free wildlife control services. If you want to pay for critter removal services, call SQUISH! Pest Control at 503-406-1422. They provide professional wildlife control for both residential & commercial customers in the city of Portland. They offer custom Portland wild animal control solutions for almost any type of wildlife problem, whether it be the noises of squirrels running through the attic, a colony of bats living in a building, or the destructive behavior of a raccoon, they have the experience and the tools to quickly and professionally solve your animal problem in Multnomah County in Oregon. Check their prices, and for a consultation, give them a call at 503-406-1422

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PAID SERVICE. We use humane management methods in the capture, removal, and prevention of animal damage problems. We handle raccoons, squirrels, skunks, moles, bats, rats/mice, and even dead animal removal. We provide services for residential and commercial customers. No job is too big or too small.

It is important to remember that most county animal services in Multnomah County and elsewhere no longer provide assistance in cases involving wild animals and wildlife management. If you have a wildlife problem or need to get rid of wildlife, need an exterminator or exterminating company, pest control or critter trapping or traps or wild animal prevention in Multnomah County, you should call a privately owned wildlife removal company at this number: 503-406-1422

We service all of Multnomah County and the surrounding towns and neighborhoods, such as Beaverton, Gresham, Hillsboro in Oregon, Vancouver WA, Aloha, Beavercreek, Cornelius, Cedar Mill, Clackamas, Damascus, Dunthorpe, Fairview, Forest Grove, Garden Home, Gladstone, Happy Valley, King City, Lake Oswego, Milwaukie, Oregon City, Raleigh Hills, Sherwood, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, West Linn, Wilsonville, Wood Village, West Slope, and more. To learn more, visit

Multnomah County Wildlife Removal Tip:

Using Moth Balls As A Deterrent - You have many choices when it comes to getting rid of rodents; there are traps, repellents, poisons, exterminators, animal control specialists and even predators. Moth balls as a deterrent are one of the most popular choices, but unfortunately those who use it most of the time will have to get a plan B to get rid of rodents. The reason is that repellents are not the best way to get rid of rodents; in fact it may be one of the least effective ways to do so. The reason is not that rodents are ok with moth balls, but rather that they can avoid them.

The fact that the rodent does not have to be in the same small area with the moth balls makes them ineffective. Think of someone taking off smelly shoes and leaving them in one room; all you have to do is walk to the next room and you will not even know that the sneakers are there. You could not place moth balls all around the home because they actually do smell and they are toxic to small animals. If you have pets or small children, then you should never use mothballs as there is always a risk they will get to them.

Multnomah County, OR Animal Control News Clip:

PORTLAND ANIMAL SERVICES - With the county's new animal wildlife management habitat under construction off U.S. Highway 264 east of Oregon, by late summer it looked as if the county critter legislators were ready for a transition in animal control leadership. In October, Vermin regulator The critter capture pro declared the critter legislators expected The Portland exterminating company expert to "hire somebody that will move us forward and stop some of the controversy." But the position may have been left unfilled for more than four decades, leaving two full-time animal control employees on hand to work seven-day, on-call rotations. According to Jim Chrisman, assistant county manager, the job had been posted and applications had been accepted as of Dec. 27. An initial series of interviews may have been complete as of last week, Chrisman declared. In Jim The Portland pest control specialist's view, things have turned out for the best at the county wildlife management habitat. The Portland pest control specialist declared the wildlife management habitat's staff may be "stressed out because of the work load put on them," but are better off. A reiteration drive to remove The Portland pest control specialist from office roused some of her defenders to action. One of those defenders, Aurora resident the critter capture pro, wrote a letter to the N.C. Department of Agriculture's Veterinary Division. the critter capture pro declared she may have been motivated out of worry over whether J and J's should register with the state. After an examination, the division concluded J and J's did not meet the state's criteria for registration as an animal wildlife management habitat. The Portland pest control specialists addressed that obstacle by reducing the amount of extermination-bound animals in their care. the critter capture pro, who wrote letters to the editor in support of The Portland pest control specialist, declared her actions were based on principle. "It may have been the witch hunt mentality of the people who wanted her out," the critter capture pro commented. "The tactics, the destroying - totally - of a reputation." the critter capture pro declared she had limited contact with The Portland pest control specialist but knew her as a professional who tried to do a good job. Jim The Portland pest control specialist recently indicated he may have been ready to move beyond the divisive concerns of the summer. Of his and his wife's campaign for The Portland pest control specialist's removal, he declared, "It did raise awareness."

Remember, for a dog/cat problem, call (503) 988-2738, and if you need wildlife removal service in Multnomah County, call SQUISH! Pest Control: 503-406-1422.

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