Over the last few years Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has gone through several transformations, putting more emphasis than ever before on connecting with the community and improving quality of life for the animals in our care. By the end of 2016, RASKC had officially reached a 90% Live Release Rate (LRR), meaning nine out […]

Take a tour with our own animal care technician who will provide you with a ‘Behind the Scenes’ look at our Eastside Pet Adoption Center located inside Petco in Kirkland. Learn what it’s like to be an animal care tech, cat condos, and get a chance to see what adoptable furry friends we have waiting for you!


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UPDATE: Toby was adopted on October 8!
Congratulations, and Happy Tails!

Toby came in to our shelter scared and terribly matted.  Because he was so matted, it was painful to be touched and even to walk, as his hair was constantly pulling on his skin, this caused him to be quite grumpy (understandably).  Luckily we have awesome people in our community that came to his rescue!

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Celebrating April’s Volunteer Appreciation, our Nickie Ford — Adoption Events Coordinator — submitted this story to highlight the Eastside Pet Adoption Center’s cat colony room that has been recently transformed into a “cat aquarium”, thanks to the spectacularly talented work of RASKC volunteer, Lara Steele. 

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We value and greatly appreciate the work that our Animal Control Officers (ACO) do on a daily basis. Their genuine commitment to serve the community helps maintain RASKC’s mission to provide collaborative and compassionate animal care services throughout King County.

Thank you for all you do!

Scroll down to view their picture and read about why they love what they do!

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Puget Sound Working Cats (PSWC) recently held their annual event where they take the time to recognize the positive work of individuals. This year’s “2016 Extra Mile Award” honored our very own Dr. Gene Mueller — RASKC manager — who has been a strong supporter of PSWC’s work on rescuing and re-homing feral cats.

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Photo credit: Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times

From Seattle Times

A decade ago, King County nearly abandoned animal services amid high euthanasia rates and poor shelter conditions. But officials and animal-welfare advocates are marking a dramatic turnaround in providing care and finding good homes for sick and abandoned animals.

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Celebrating these ACTs for helping reunite Dana’s with her family after being lost for 6 years. Read their heartfelt answers when asked “What is the best part of your job?”.

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Santa’s “elves” at Petco in Renton made a special delivery to our Pet Adoption Center in Kent today. They delivered boxes of holiday-themed pet items for the animals at RASKC, just in time for Christmas. Each pet that is adopted or returned to its owner will get a holiday gift while supplies last. Many thanks to the […]