Burien CARES Animal Control Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting Tuesday

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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.”

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11 Responses to “Burien CARES Animal Control Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting Tuesday”
  1. Laura Stiles says:

    Thank you Scott for your recent postings about C.A.R.E.S. progress.

  2. Feralcat says:

    deleted? what??? some one spoke the truth.

    • huh? says:

      @feral cat

      In the LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control, you posted the following:

      FCAT is not a NON profit. I am a registered charity with the state of Washington. ei while I do take donations, you can not write them off. I want to be VERY upfront/honest on this:)’,

      Based on this statement, we checked the Washington Secretary of State (SOS) charity search and cannot find Feral Cat Assistance and Trapping or FCAT. The ‘search’ states ‘there are no Charitable Organizations that match your search’.

      Can you please help us locate you on the SOS Charity search? http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/search.aspx We know that the Federal and Washington SOS Charity sites are not always updated in a timely manner, so are hoping you can clear this up. Thanks.

  3. bwhahaha says:

    That cake is as ghetto as the facility!

  4. Feral says:

    Cat, why are you so ^%$#@&* negative ALL the time?
    Boring life, never got past the teenage jealousy stage or what?

  5. Btowner says:

    Will that red headed lady from the city be there, when there are problems?….or was she just there for the photo op? Stunning pics to say the least…

  6. Feralcat says:


    jealously are you serious. really? boring life OOOHHH HELL NO

    I TNR 1000 cats a year, deal with death on a daily basis, and horrible “humans” doing horrible things to animals in general, and being stupid.. On top of running a business.

    so feral as they say walk in my shoes and we can talk.


    ps i am a pessimist at heart, debbie downer, glass is always half empty so don’t bother calling me negative. that is MY reality NOT yours

    • huh? says:

      Actually feralcat it’s not your reality…it’s your personality. There are many people in the rescue and shelter field that do as much or more than you and they do not behave like you. It’s a personal choice to be so negative and nasty. You must go through a lot of friends and volunteers.

  7. Linda C says:

    Great its opened.. but what about animal control services and I have to ask where did the 10K per month the residents have been paying for a year now go?

  8. tf says:

    The city turned down RASKC again.


    Under the new agreements with Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), cities will be assessed charges based 80 percent on their use of services and 20 percent on their population, instead of the previous formula that weighted the charges 50/50.

    In addition, King County has redrawn the four animal control districts, and will staff each with at least one animal control officer seven days a week. The new contracts take effect January 1, 2013, and will run for three years.

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