All ASAP founding organizations are committed to working together to save lives. At this point, our projects are focused on reducing euthanasia in our shelters by decreasing the intake of animals, transferring “at risk” animals between shelters and increasing adoptions. Discover our current and future initiatives to improve the lives of animals throughout the Portland metro Area.
The greater Portland Oregon metro area served by the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) spans four counties (Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington in Oregon and Clark in Washington), 2 states and 3,673 square miles.
ASAP shelters and organizations assist a community of nearly 2.4 million people, with 10.9 percent of these living below the poverty line. It is estimated that 462,000 cats and 402,000 dogs share homes with Portlanders, with an additional estimated 100,000 free-roaming, stray, or feral cats in the community.
ASAP’s six shelters care for about 90 percent of the unwanted animals in the greater Portland metro area which amounts to around 40,000 cats and dogs annually.
ASAP's Donors & Friends
ASAP and its programs rely solely on the charitable contributions of foundations, businesses and private individuals. We have been fortunate to team up with some wonderful organizations that have provided not only funds but knowledge and support to our various initiatives, especially our Spay & Save program and statistics gathering efforts.
We specifically like to thank and acknowledge the following foundations:
ASAP is not a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charity at this time. However, gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law since the Oregon Humane Society, well-respected for prudent financial management, serves as fiscal agent.
ASAP believes in the power of pooling knowledge and resources, and welcomes the assistance of other animal welfare organizations and private individuals that share our goal of saving as many lives as possible.
We are very thankful for the partnership with the following organizations and individuals: