Burien’s CARES to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Animal Shelter Tuesday, July 24
The City of Burien’s animal control provider, CARES (Community Animal Resource & Education Society), will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public viewing of its new pet shelter on Tuesday, July 24.
The ribbon cutting will take place at the facility at 909 SW 151st Street at 4 p.m. Tuesday, and the new shelter will be open for public viewing from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
CARES officially opened its new shelter on Tuesday, July 16 (see our coverage and photos here), after receiving required permitting and approvals from the City and passing its final inspection by the King County Health Department on July 15.
As we previously reported, CARES failed its first health inspection on June 19.
“Dog and cat treats will be available for guests who bring their pets,” reads an announcement. “The public is invited to stop by between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. and check out the new shelter, and perhaps take home one of the adoptable cats and dogs. The public can also view a privately owned pet daycare located next door.”
CARES began providing animal control services for the City under contract in July of 2011 and was temporarily situated in a office off of SW 153rd Street (see our coverage of that facility here). The new shelter has 16 adult cat “condos,” plus four larger spaces for a mother cat and her kittens. Individual stalls are available for up to 15 dogs.
The shelter’s regular hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
After hours, pet owners can leave a message; the phone number is (206) 812-2737.
Officials say that calls will be returned within 24 hours.
In an emergency situation, such as a vicious and threatening dog, contact the Police Dept. by dialing 911.
CARES needs volunteers. See contact information about volunteering at CARES on the website: www.buriencares.com. Donations are also accepted. CARES has a “Wish List” on the Amazon website – click here to see it, or go to www.amazon.com, click on “Wish List” in the upper right corner, then type in “CARES Burien.”