Cross-posted from DES Express

Thanks to the new Jobs and Housing Program recently unveiled by Executive Constantine, at least two DES divisions will be getting extra help and people experiencing homelessness will be gaining job skills and support to transition to permanent housing. Regional Animal Services (RASKC) and Fleet Services are both hiring temporary workers through the program, which is part of the pandemic recovery package.

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RASKC commends the Feral Cat Spay/ Neuter Project, a remarkable non-profit organization with locations in Lynnwood and Renton. This terrific organization has altered more than 135,000 cats! FCSNP started in 1997 as a once-a-month clinic devoted only to feral/free-roaming cats at no cost. This organization now also alters tame cats from shelters, rescue organizations, and […]

Meet Emanuel & Kimberly! RASKC is so happy to honor Emanuel and Kimberly Juarez as Outstanding New Volunteers. This father-daughter team is super upbeat, extremely reliable, and very skillful on the Early Morning Cat/ Rabbit Crew. “I am 31 years old. My daughter Kimberly is 11 years old; she will be turning 12 later this […]

Meet Sierra! RASKC is enormously pleased to award Sierra Wollen with Exceptional Youth recognition. This Kent resident started fostering in 2013 with her mom Marlene when Sierra was a teenager. Since that time, Sierra has contributed over 400 hours! “I started fostering cats and kittens at RASKC when I was a senior in high school. […]

Our Pet of the Week Gracie is ready to “grace” your home! This gorgeous pittie mix came to us in August because her family moved into a home where they were unable to keep her. Gracie is a very smart dog – she is practicing sit, stay, come, down, and shake. Shake is her favorite, […]

Go on the adventure of a lifetime with Priscilla, our Pet of the Week! This sassy lady was brought in by an animal control officer in mid-August. She loves to purr and “talk” with her human caretakers, play with toys, and catnap the day away. Priscilla has a lot of energy, and can get overstimulated […]

Meet Sharon! RASKC is extremely happy to honor Sharon Van Hout as Volunteer of the Month. Since she began in 2017 until the pandemic, this Auburn resident has contributed almost 500 hours so far- performing the sweaty, arduous work on the Early Morning Cat Crew at the shelter, including cleaning up some very yukky messes—faithfully working […]

Who can resist that happy face? Say hello to Maya, our Pet of the Week! This Mastiff/Dogue de Bordeaux mix is currently the Pet Adoption Center’s longest dog resident. Maya’s previous owners brought her to us last November because they could no longer care for her due to medical issues they had. Maya is super friendly […]

Meet Jodi! RASKC is extraordinarily pleased to honor Jodi Reimer as an Outstanding New Volunteer. Since this Federal Way resident began as a foster volunteer last year, Jodi has already contributed over 1,100 hours! She is pictured here with her cat Teddy Tuna. Since September is Deaf Awareness Month, it’s worth noting that Jodi recently […]

RASKC commends NEKO: A Cat Café, which is a unique business that provides space where people can come relax and enjoy coffee, beer, wine, and light snacks in the company of adoptable cats. NEKO invites you to bring your friends to happy hour and to bring your niece on a weekend morning. If you’d like […]