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Animal Shelter Overview and Statistics

An overview of the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter located in Hillsboro, Oregon, including our live release statistics.

Welcome to the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter!

Our team cares for stray, injured, and abused animals of all shapes and sizes from all over Washington County. We’re open to the public six days a week, and are here to feed and care for the animals 365 days a year.

We are part of thousands of success stories every year.

When animals are lost or found, we work very hard to get those pets back home. When an animal arrives at the shelter under protective custody, we provide temporary care for them. When owners don’t claim their animals, or pets end up without an owner through other means, we work with our partners in the community to find these adoptable animals new loving homes. When dogs are causing public safety or nuisance issues or animals are being abused or neglected, our field team responds to calls for assistance.

Working together to care for our community.

We are part of a Portland-area network of shelters called the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland (ASAP). As a member of this network, we keep important statistics based on a national standard called the Asilomar Accords and share data about all the animals that come to our shelter with the public.

Each member of the ASAP Coalition keeps careful records of the animals that arrive and leave from our shelters. These statistics help us chart our progress as we work to make the Portland metro region one of the safest places in the country for pets.

Check out Shelter Animals Count to learn more about how and why we – and so many other shelters - keep these records.

Members of the ASAP Coalition also work as a team to help each other out when one shelter is full but another shelter has room to take animals. The coalition also works together to provide affordable spay/neuter services for cats, as well as other community resources. We share knowledge, information and ideas to help the animals in our community. Working together, ASAP has pledged that no healthy animal will be euthanized in any animal shelter in the Portland metropolitan area.

Shelter statistics

What happens to animals that come to us?

Thanks to a focus on helping lost pets make it back home, we have maintained some of the highest return-to-owner rates in the entire United States!

Annual statistics

2023 Statistics (PDF 238.2 KB)
2022 statistics (PDF 220.19 KB)
2021 statistics (PDF 210.73 KB)
2020 statistics (PDF 135.74 KB)
2019 statistics (PDF 102.83 KB)
2018 statistics (PDF 72.41 KB)
2017 statistics (PDF 201.64 KB)
2016 statistics (PDF 202.1 KB)
2015 statistics (PDF 445.8 KB)
2014 statistics (PDF 54.58 KB)
2013 statistics (PDF 401.07 KB)
2012 statistics (PDF 170.49 KB)
2011 statistics (PDF 85.98 KB)
2010 statistics (PDF 245.2 KB)
2009 statistics (PDF 20.25 KB)
2008 statistics (PDF 19.87 KB)

We are proud to support the people and pets of Washington County!

Who is Bonnie L. Hays?

Our animal shelter was named in memory of Bonnie Lynn Hays, a former Washington County commissioner and long-time supporter of animals.


Washington County Animal Services

1901 SE 24th Avenue
Mailstop 53
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

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