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Regional Animal Services of King County hosts open house on October 13

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) is partnering with Pawsitive Alliance and other animal shelters in Washington for the first-ever statewide Animal Shelter Open House. The King County portion of the event takes place on Saturday, Oct. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Pet Adoption Center, 21615 64th Ave. S. in Kent.

“This Open House is a great way for people to see how the Pet Adoption Center is working to get adoptable animals into new homes. Potential pet adopters are encouraged to come see the animals we have, and perhaps take one home with them,” said Dr. Gene Mueller, manager of Regional Animal Services. “We’re happy to join with Pawsitive Alliance and other animal shelters throughout the state for this exciting event.”

Pawsitive Alliance and other participating organizations are uniting for this special one-day event to raise awareness through a unique and unified campaign. The Open House will highlight the work of animal shelters across the state and the homeless animals in need that they help on a daily basis, in order to inspire community members to get more involved through adoption, volunteering, and other support.

Other participating shelters in Washington State include the Everett Animal Shelter/ARF, Homeward Pet Adoption Center, Humane Society of Central Washington, Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH), Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), and Grant County Animal Outreach.

October is shaping up to be a very special month at the Pet Adoption Center, with no-fee adult cat adoptions from now through Halloween, and celebrating national Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. RASKC has set a goal of adopting 200 cats and kittens in October. All cats and dogs adopted from RASKC are spayed or neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, and come with a free starter bag of food. Available pets are listed online at www.kingcounty.gov/pets under “Adopt a Pet.”

The mission of Pawsitive Alliance is to help end euthanizing of adoptable dogs and cats in Washington by increasing adoptions, supporting spay and neuter programs, and improving pet retention. Since 2005, Pawsitive Alliance has helped more than 3,000 homeless pets find loving homes. To learn more, visit www.pawsitivealliance.org.

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