Meet Pati and Luke! RASKC is very happy to honor Pati Ramos and Luke West. They are terrific foster volunteers, who have contributed over 1,000 hours each year for the past three years, totalling over 4,375 hours donated so far since 2016. Pati and Luke are super friendly and regularly attend RASKC’s Springtime Annual Foster Celebration. Pati has helped other animal organizations too. She served as Co-Chair of the Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue in Florida. She has volunteered for the Miami Humane Society, the Atlanta Humane Society, and Planned PEThood. Thank you, Pati and Luke!

Continue reading

Meet Jini! RASKC is extremely pleased to honor Jini Allen. She might be the only RASKC volunteer who has the “claim to fame” of being a former professional bowler. Jini is a remarkable person with amazing organizational and communication skills and a heart of gold. In the process of contributing hundreds of hours a year as […]

Meet Denise! RASKC is very happy to honor Denise Kovecs. She is very hard working, extremely resilient in the face of phenomenal challenges, amazingly dedicated, and she brings a fantastic background to RASKC. Denise has served as Lead Volunteer of our Covington Petco Cat-Care Team since this team launched in 2013. She works weekly shifts – […]

Meet Leisa! Leisa Murray is one of RASKC’s longest-serving volunteers on a regularly scheduled weekly shift. She began as a foster volunteer in 2005. A couple of years later she began working shifts at the shelter before there was a Cat Adoptions Building on the RASKC/ KCACC campus. Leisa serves as the Lead Volunteer for the […]

Meet Miriam! Miriam Wittig is one of RASKC’s hardest working volunteers. She’s super nice too. Having been raised on a farm, Miriam has been around dogs, cats, and other small and large animals for much of her life. A longtime resident of SeaTac, Miriam has been volunteering twice each week since 2014. She contributes service as […]

Meet Linda! Linda Bowen is one of RASKC’s most extraordinary foster volunteers. For over 10 years, she has been going the extra mile so often. When Linda takes care of “bottle babies,” she feeds the kittens about every two hours- all night and all day. We cannot thank Linda enough for having contributed over 9,500 foster […]

Meet Hiroko! RASKC is very pleased to honor one of our longest-serving Dog Walkers, who demonstrated fantastic proficiency and dedication from 2011 through earlier this year. Rated “red” for her top dog-handling skills, Hiroko Yamaoka contributed more than 685 hours over 248 shifts. She always responded in positive ways to requests to help train new Dog […]

Meet Jennie! RASKC is extremely pleased to honor Jennie who performs outstanding work in several roles at RASKC. Many people have noted on Jennie’s tremendous proficiency, very pleasant demeanor, and exceptional attendance. She has been working a weekly shift on our Cat Meet and Greet Team since 2015. She has been walking dogs at RASKC since […]

Meet Pam! She contributes her leadership, communication skills and problem-solving skills to RASKC is so many ways. Pam works on one of the busiest Meet and Greet shifts each week. Affable and “cool as a cucumber,” Pam provides tremendous customer service and is one of RASKC’s best trainers of new volunteers. Pam also leads shelter tours, facilitates new pet photographs onto RASKC’s website, staffs community events, and she transports animals. Several years ago Pam served as RASKC’s inaugural Lead Volunteer for our Tukwila Cat-Care Team. She set up several systems that continue to be in use today. Pam has also served as Scheduler for the Early Morning Cat Crew. RASKC staff very much appreciate her strategic insights and suggestions on how we can continually improve. Thank you, Pam!

Continue reading

Meet Penny! She is one of RASKC’s most dedicated and skilled volunteers. Penny serves as Co-Lead of the Shelter Helper team. She works with the staff and other volunteers to troubleshoot a variety of issues, especially those related to the washing machines. Penny promotes quality assurance in many ways, including by sending out Tips of the […]