RASKC commends Pasado’s Safe Haven, an organization of about 40 employees based in Sultan, Washington. This organization aims to “inspire humans to reimagine their relationships with all animals and their work ranges from helping individual animals recover from abuse at our sanctuary, to improving the way larger societal systems treat animals through investigations, education, training […]

Graduating from: Interlake High School (Bellevue) 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I have learned to adapt faster to new situations, doing things differently to how I used to do them, and learning new things as well.” 

Continue reading

Meet Debbie! RASKC is honored to present Debbie Noune with Exceptional Youth recognition. She began volunteering for RASKC in 2017 on the Cat Meet & Greet Team and has contributed almost 200 hours so far. We can count on Debbie to bring cheerfulness, positive energy, and artistic flair to her shifts. “I have seven pets- […]

Graduating from: University for International Cooperation (San José, Costa Rica) with a master’s degree in project management and Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) with a master’s degree in business administration 

RASKC Teams: Fostering (and aspires to volunteer in the vet clinic) 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “There was so much to grieve about past year. Being in good mental health, however, I chose to concentrate on achieving master’s degrees which has been forever my dream. But due to work, travel and busy life it was never the time before. This pandemic gave me a lot of time to concentrate on personal development.” 

Continue reading

Graduating from: Mount Rainier High School (Des Moines) and Highline College (associate’s degree in biology) 

RASKC Team: Tukwila Petco Cat-Care Team 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “Not being able to celebrate my accomplishments with all of my family due to a need for safety and meeting restrictions.” 

Continue reading

Nine out of ten, your best bet is Ben, our Pet of the Week! This handsome boy is nicknamed “Beefcake” for a reason – he weighs 65 pounds! (He could probably afford to lose a few.) Ben was brought in by his previous owner in early May because he prefers a home with no kids. […]

Watch video interview (see below) with Logan and Lluvia Ellison-Morales, RASKC’s Administrator for Communications & Community Outreach.

Graduating from: Puyallup High School

RASKC Team: Tukwila Petco Cat-Care Team & animal transport

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “It’s a little bit difficult because of having four parents. This year the graduation will be at the Puyallup Fair. The problem is I have four parents, and they only gave us three extra tickets. So it’s kind of like ‘oh I have to pick and choose.’ Not every family is like what you see in movies.”

Continue reading

Graduating from:  Raisbeck Aviation High School (Tukwila) 

RASKC team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “All students are only allowed two tickets for people to attend the in-person ceremony. It will be live-streamed on YouTube for those who cannot attend.” 

Continue reading

Graduating from: Chrysalis High School (Woodinville) 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I will get to have a smaller graduation and more attendance options.” 

Continue reading

Graduating from: Foster High School (Tukwila) 

RASKC Teams: Cat Meet & Greet and Tukwila Petco Cat-Care Team 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “Unfortunately, I had to miss out on a lot of activities such as senior dances and sports. But, I feel like I had more time for myself and time to prepare for college.” 

Continue reading