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 […]

Editor’s Note: We don’t normally let our adoptable pets post on the blog, but Chevy was quite persuasive. We hope you enjoy his story! My Day at the Beach, by Chevy the Shepherd Mix Last weekend, one of the great volunteers at RASKC took me out of the shelter for a day of exploring in […]

pictured: Lori Mason (left), who spearhead the project, and Melissa Kelly (right) who helped in the designing of the room “I wanted to create a welcoming stay for cats until they find their forever home” says Lori Mason. Dreams can come true! Lori Mason, Licensed Veterinarian Technician and foster coordinator, has been eager to provide a […]

RASKC, along with other pet agencies, were selected to take part in a fun, community service project held at Zulily‘s studios. The project was created in the hopes of raising awareness of shelter pets by donating their time and expertise to capture the pets in a softer light, namely in a home-like setting. Zulily, which provided exclusive access to their studios and creative staff, set three beautiful backdrops ranging from playful room, to the “We’re going on vacation!” feel, and finally “This is home” vibe.

Below is an interview with the two amazing professionals that took action and got involved! (to see photos from the shoot, scroll past interview).

THANK YOU JASON HERITAGE, SEAN GUMM AND THE WHOLE ZULILY TEAM!

 

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R.A.S.K.C By: Arya & Ashlee Our names are Ashlee Snider and Arya Srivastava, and we are part of Girl Scout Troop 43810, made from 8 girls ages 10-11 years old. Each year we donate our leftover Girl Scout cookie money to an animal shelter, and this year we have decided to donate to R.A.S.K.C. We […]

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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Meet Vyrna!

Not only has she contributed over 3,419 hours over the past six years, Vyrna has made and contributed over 1,300 cat cozy blankets to RASKC. She volunteers as a cat meet-and-greet volunteer, as a foster volunteer, and she works special adoption events. Ever ready to fill-in on a moment’s notice, Vyrna is extraordinarily helpful. She also helps with the filming of our cats for Comcast “Pets on Demand.”  Vyrna is originally from Canada, with her home now in Kent. And she’s one of our most vivacious volunteers. Read our Q&A with her below:

 

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I had the pleasure of giving a tour of the shelter to this local Girl Scout Brownie Troop #45329. They were such a fun group of girls who had lots of questions and were very interested in the workings of the shelter and in seeing the animals. They even made some cat scratchers with their […]

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Help us raise funds for our Catio and Cat Colony Room!

Last year, thanks to your generous donations and crack carpentry by King County’s Facilities Management Division, we built a “catio” onto our cat adoptions building.

Now we’re looking for donations to help us complete the catio and attached cat colony room!

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