LETTER: Why Won’t Burien’s New Animal Control Group Take Current Animals?

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I am a volunteer at the current Burien Animal Care and Control adoption center located at 13622 1st Ave. S. I volunteer there 4 days a week.

I learned last week that the new CARES group is not obligated nor contracted to take the animals currently at the shelter when they take over the contract.

They are not taking ANY existing animals!

This bothers me. I have been working very closely with Dr. Kasper trying to find homes, other shelters, and rescue groups to take the existing animals.

These animals did nothing wrong. They did not ask to be lost or simply dropped off as a stray. They come in very scared and unsure of whats going on. It’s very sad to see. These cats had loving families at one time and I am going to try and do all I can to see they find a forever home.

I guess I am simply asking you to please post this and let everyone that might be considering adopting a pet to come to the shelter before the CARES group takes over. All of the animals available for adoption are on petfinder.com.

Thank you for your time.

– Lisa Raught

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2 Responses to “LETTER: Why Won’t Burien’s New Animal Control Group Take Current Animals?”
  1. Eaton B. Verz says:

    But they are such GREAT people!! Animals, shmananimals…. Free lunch for council members at the MARK!! WHOOO HOOO. Who cares that they have no experience….they are cheap…ooops, I mean inexpensive…………

    Meanwhile, here we go again……………………

  2. Thom Grey says:

    Duh Dudes and Dudettes,
    Here we go again with the creepy Burien Animal Control Policies. At all of those public City Council meetings we were told that these new players loved all animals and could be trusted to care for all of them. They did not believe in turning away any animals and did not believe in killing animals. The new players were so well connected throughout the community that finding homes or foster care there would be NO problem.So Dudes and Debra G., what is the deal here? Once again Mikie M.s cheap policies and mini-brained minions get to pick whether or not they will shelter the animals that are currently under Burien’s protective custody? Hyprocrits-Boo, Hiss, Snarl!

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