Alongside her decades-long acting career, Betty White was a tireless advocate for animals. Over the years, Betty helped raise millions of dollars for animal welfare organizations and pet rescues around the country. Sadly, Betty passed away on December 31, 2021, just a couple of weeks short of her 100th birthday. People all across the internet […]
Wrap up the holidays with Regional Animal Services of King County and Barnes & Noble! Again this year, our volunteers will be stationed at Barnes & Noble stores in Tukwila and Federal Way to wrap your presents with a donation to RASKC. Your generous gift of cash will go to support the lifesaving services we […]
Frankie was adopted in 2013 by Franki, a foster pet parent who provided the Shih Tzu with a forever home. This is her story in her own words. Learn how the Angel Fund saved Frankie’s life, or if you are interested in learning how to become a foster pet parent, visit us at RASKC foster a pet site.
In the summer of 2013 I met a wonderful little nine-month-old male Shih Tzu, named Frankie. He was severely abused by being kicked in the face which resulted in his lower jaw being broken in two places and went permanently blind from the head trauma.
Frankie came to RASKC as a result of an animal cruelty investigation. An animal control officer brought Frankie to our vet clinic after he was allegedly kicked in the head. Due to the extensive injuries, Frankie’s jaw was broken and he lost his vision.
Jericho came to the Pet Adoption Center as a stray. He was about three months old and had a severe case of mange.
Mange is caused by a skin mite called Demodex, and is very itchy and painful. It also causes animals to lose their fur. Animals usually contract mange when their immune systems are compromised.
Plum came into the Pet Adoption Center as a four-week-old kitten. She was placed in foster care, and her foster parent noticed she was limping.
Vets discovered Plum had luxating patella, a condition where the kneecap moves out of its normal position. Using donated funds, RASKC paid for orthopedic surgery for Plum, at a cost of more than $800.
Sarge was found abandoned and starving in an apartment. He had an abdominal hernia, and injuries to a rear leg and his eyelid.
Our vet staff were able to surgically repair Sarge’s hernia and injured eyelid. Using donations to the Angel Fund, RASKC sent Sarge to a specialist vet clinic for his leg injury.