Geographic Service Area
The greater Portland Oregon metro area served by the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP) spans four counties and 3,673 square miles. ASAP shelters and organizations assist a community of nearly 2 million people, with 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.