Burien CARES Animal Control Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting Tuesday
Tuesday afternoon, July 24, Burien’s new Animal Control department – C.A.R.E.S. – celebrated its official opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
City officials, volunteers, workers, pet-lovers and even dogs and cats were seen at the event, which celebrated the department’s brand new facility located at 909 SW 151st Street in Olde Burien.
CARES officially opened its new shelter last Tuesday, July 17 (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 16.
As we previously reported, CARES failed its first health inspection on June 19.
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 promise 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.
Scott Schaefer was on the scene Tuesday and he shot the following photos (click images to see larger version/slideshow):
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.”