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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Halloween is “spook-tacular” for kids of all ages, but the holiday can be pretty scary for our pets. So, we’d 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 suspect your dog or cat […]

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 fireworks, and reduce the chance that it runs away, […]

Working with partner cities, staff from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) will be going door to door on weekends starting April 1 to inform 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 […]

With the growing population of coyotes in Washington, especially in the Vashon area, Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to educate residents about the risks. “It’s important to ensure that our families and our pets are safe,” said RASKC Manager Dr. Gene Mueller. […]

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. Never feed candy to your pet, especially chocolate. If you suspect your dog […]