June is often the month when Triple Crowns are awarded. So it might be an apt time to laud RASKC volunteers who: a) actively participate in three or more RASKC roles, or b) who average three or more weekly scheduled shifts, and/or c) have contributed 300 or more foster hours so far this year. Triple […]

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!

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We are excited to share another WAGS adventure today! This one comes from volunteer Tessa, who brought Kermit for a home visit over the weekend. From Tessa: Kermit is going to make a devoted friend to his new family. He is a smart, snuggly boy who is easy to train. He waits patiently for treats […]

Wrap up the holidays with Regional Animal Services of King County and Barnes & Noble! Again this year, our volunteers will be stationed at Barnes & Noble stores in Tukwila and Federal Way to wrap your presents with a donation to RASKC. Your generous gift of cash will go to support the lifesaving services we […]

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 […]