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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RASKC has nominated Melissa Blake for MudBay’s FUTY (From Us to You) Festival Volunteer Excellence award. This is Mudbay’s second FUTY celebration which recognizes animal welfare volunteers and staff of the Pacific Northwest. Winners will be awarded $1000.00 cash prize and their organization will also receive a $1000 donation from MudBay. To participate, click here to vote! 

Melissa Blake always finds time to volunteer at our pet adoption center even though she is a paralegal by day, a real estate agent on the weekends and a photographer in her spare time. Continue reading

Great story from KIRO 7 News! Feline exterminators from our Barn Cats program are helping the King County Wastewater Treatment Division deal with rodents at one of their facilities. See the story here: http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/furry-exterminators-tackle-rat-problem/397466064 Many thanks to the RASKC volunteers who keep this wonderful program going, especially Ruth and Barb!

One of the most valuable ways to volunteer with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is to open your heart and home on a temporary basis to a RASKC animal that is waiting to be adopted. These animals need to be in a home environment, rather than the shelter, for a variety of reasons […]

Celebrating April’s Volunteer Appreciation, our Nickie Ford — Adoption Events Coordinator — submitted this story to highlight the Eastside Pet Adoption Center’s cat colony room that has been recently transformed into a “cat aquarium”, thanks to the spectacularly talented work of RASKC volunteer, Lara Steele. 

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From Voice of the Valley

Maple Valley’s Girl Scout Brownie Troop 44392 is passionate about animals and their care.Their last two service projects reflect their love of animals. One of their projects involved making fleece tied blankets for Continue reading

Photo credit: Ken Lambert/The Seattle Times

From Seattle Times

A decade ago, King County nearly abandoned animal services amid high euthanasia rates and poor shelter conditions. But officials and animal-welfare advocates are marking a dramatic turnaround in providing care and finding good homes for sick and abandoned animals.

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Frankie was adopted in 2013 by Franki, a foster pet parent who provided the Shih Tzu with a forever home. This is her story in her own words. Learn how the Angel Fund saved Frankie’s life,  or if you are interested in learning how to become a foster pet parent, visit us at RASKC foster a pet site.

In the summer of 2013 I met a wonderful little nine-month-old male Shih Tzu, named Frankie. He was severely abused by being kicked in the face which resulted in his lower jaw being broken in two places and went permanently blind from the head trauma.

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We’re wrapping up the holidays for you! Again this year, volunteers from Regional Animal Services of King County will wrap your presents for a donation to our Angel Fund. Come see us at Barnes and Noble in Federal Way or Tukwila! Monday, Dec. 21: 9am-10pm, Tukwila Monday, Dec. 21: 3-8pm, Federal Way Tuesday, Dec. 22: […]