Public Health – Seattle & King County has tracked several cases of rabies in wild animals in our region this year. This potentially deadly virus is contagious, and in our state is usually carried by bats. While not every bat is infected with rabies, call Public Health at 206-296-4774 or seek help from a healthcare […]

Hi! My name is Checkers and I am available for adoption. I was brought in by my previous owner on August 2nd, 2018 because they were moving and could not keep me. My previous owner described me as friendly and sweet. They also said that I like to hang out in windows and watch birds, […]

We have another exciting story to share from our new WAGS program. Last month, volunteer Tessa H. got a chance to take Django out and they had a blast! From Tessa: Django and I took a trip to Lake Sawyer on Monday, July 23. Django rode nicely in the crate in the back of my car. She was […]

A special thanks to volunteer Sharon K. for taking Patron out for a WAGS adventure at Seward Park. Sharon and Patron had a great time together! From Sharon: “This Saturday I took Patron for a 2.5 hour outing to Seward Park, and to my home. In the park we walked on quiet trails, and around […]

Working with partner cities, staff from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) are visiting neighborhoods on weekends to educate residents about the benefits of pet licensing and ensure that pets are properly licensed. All cats and dogs eight weeks or older in the RASKC service area are required to be licensed with King County. […]

Crossposted from Public Health Insider We recently shared information about an investigation into rabies exposure from a rabid bat on the University of Washington campus. We’ve already seen nearly twice as many exposures to bats this year compared to this time last year, and as the weather gets warmer, we are more likely to see more. […]

South County Cats Founder and Director Sally Halela was honored with the 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award under the Animal Welfare category. The award honor some of the state’s most dedicated individuals, groups, and families for their commitment to volunteerism as the foundation for caring communities and a thriving Washington. Regional Animal Services of King […]

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 […]

Zulily, the Seattle based e-commerce company, has previously worked with RASKC to help raise awareness of our adoptable pets through in-studio photo shoots. On Cyber Monday, Zulily hosted a 12-hour Facebook LIVE segment to showcase their products at discounted deals. Zulily also invited RASKC to stop by during the show with a few of our […]

As reported by local media this week, coyotes are showing up in neighborhoods along the Burke-Gilman Trail and near Lake Washington. So far, there have been no injuries reported as a result of these encounters. To prevent incidents with coyotes, RASKC and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) offer these suggestions: Never feed […]