It’s a fact: more pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of year. While the holiday brings fun activities like cookouts, gatherings of family and friends, parades, and more, it also comes with a not-so-fun statistic: animal shelters report a 30% to 60% increase in the number of stray pets […]

Animal shelters everywhere, including Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), are struggling with increasing numbers of surrendered pets in their facilities. As spring approaches, many animal care agencies are concerned about litters of kittens or puppies that may soon arrive on their doorsteps. One of the best ways to help reduce the burden on […]

Halloween can be a fun time for humans, but it can be frightening for our pets. Spooky masks, scary decorations, ringing doorbells, and the commotion of trick-or-treating can cause stress. To help keep your pet safer, follow these tips adapted from Best Friends Animal Society. If your pet does get loose, check with all local […]

Your pets are an important part of your family, and they rely on you to keep them safe. Are you prepared to keep them stay safe when a disaster occurs? You may have to evacuate quickly or may be separated from them when something happens. By making a plan to prepare your pets for disasters, […]

Pets are a big part of many peoples’ lives. While some families have had cats or dogs for years, others took advantage of the extended time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic to adopt a new furry friend. However, as pandemic restrictions ease and more people return to work and other activities outside the home, […]

While our region doesn’t usually see much snow or extreme cold in the winter, it’s still important to make sure your pet is safe and warm no matter what the weather. As always, the best thing to do is to keep your pet inside when it’s cold and wet outside. Of course, dogs do have […]

Animals not coping well with the heat may be brought to an air-conditioned emergency animal cooling shelter located at Seattle Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way in Bellevue. The shelter is staffed by volunteers from Washington State Animal Response Team (WASART), Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), and King County Search and Rescue. Owners […]

Fireworks are beautiful to look at, but they can be scary for our pets. The bangs and booms are hard on their sensitive hearing, and even the calmest pet can get upset by the unfamiliar loud noises. To help your pet cope with the noise from Fourth of July fireworks, and reduce the chance that […]

A significant snowstorm hit King County today, dropping as much as ten inches of snow. Temperatures are not expected to warm much above freezing the next couple of days, so it’s important to make sure your pet is kept safe and warm. As always, the best thing to do is to keep your pet inside […]

Halloween is “spook-tacular” for kids of all ages, but the holiday can be pretty scary for our pets. Regional Animal Services of King County would like to remind pet owners of a few safety tips before the ghosts and goblins come begging on October 31. Never feed candy to your pet, especially chocolate. If you […]