Meet Dawn! RASKC is super happy to honor Dawn Detwiler. She is one of the longest-serving volunteers on a weekly shift. Dawn began volunteering at KCACC/ RASKC in 2008- about 11 years ago! Previously she had volunteered at Seattle Humane in Bellevue for 10 years. Extremely dedicated and very knowledgeable, Dawn volunteers on one of RASKC’s busiest shifts- Cat Meet & Greet, Saturdays, 12pm- 2pm. She is also in training for our new Cat Area Stray Team. Thank you, Dawn!

Q: How did you hear about RASKC?

A: I ran into Nancy McKenney. I knew her when we were both at Seattle Humane in Bellevue. Then she became head of *King County Animal Care & Control. Since I live closer to here and I knew Nancy, that’s how I began. I started with “dish dashing” before the Cat Adoptions Building was here. *RASKC was formerly known as King County Animal Care and Control

Q: What made you want to volunteer, especially to work with animals?

A: I was going through a difficult time, so volunteering helped me get to a better place. And I love animals.

Q: What do you do when you aren’t volunteering at RASKC?

A: I go to work. During my time off, I spend time with my quirky animals. I also like going to movies and Seahawks games. I like listening to music, especially classic rock. I love to travel, though it’s difficult to get away due to my pets.

Q: What have you gained and hope to gain from your experience as a volunteer with RASKC?

A: One of the best things about volunteering is developing really great friendships, like with Dawn and Leisa. I love to see animals come out of their shells and see them go to great homes. It’s a great feeling when we are able to do a “return to owner” for a cat that had been lost. Also when people come in to donate, it puts a smile on my face.

Q: Tell us about your dogs.

A: I adopted Boomer from RASKC. He’s a Yellow Lab. Martini is a five year old Pom who is really cute.

Q: Tell us about your cats.

A: Where to begin? We have seven cats- Petrie, Red, Jackie, Susie, Wolfie, Maggie, and Breezy. We adopted many of them from RASKC.

Q: What is the best thing about your pets?

Their unconditional love!

Q: What else would you like to say about volunteering for RASKC?

A: Volunteering is something that has added a lot to my life.

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