Animals Section

CARES & Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low-cost cat Spaying/Neutering

CARES & Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low-cost cat Spaying/Neutering

C.A.R.E.S. of Burien is teaming up with the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the cats of Burien residents and surrounding areas for just $15. A Shuttle will... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

PHOTOS: Closeups of a beautiful Hummingbird visiting a Burien backyard

Courtesy resident Elston Hill comes these amazing photos of a recent visitor to his Burien garden – a likely Rufous Hummingbird. Click images to see larger versions/slideshow: [NOTE: If you think... [Read more]

MISSING: Lost ‘Bearded Dragon’ lizard, last seen in Burien on Monday

MISSING: Lost ‘Bearded Dragon’ lizard, last seen in Burien on Monday

Reader Sarah King wants everyone to be on the lookout for her missing Bearded Dragon lizard, last seen Monday afternoon (June 27) around 4:30 p.m. near 4th Ave SW and SW 119th Street (map below): “He... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Pets need some TLC? Save 20% off with Advertiser Sit N’Stay Pet Sitting!

Pets need some TLC? Save 20% off with Advertiser Sit N’Stay Pet Sitting!

Designed by Freepik Welcome new Advertiser Sit N’Stay Pet Sitting, LLC, owned and operated by Burien resident Brittany Shea! Relocation to our area five years ago meant leaving her established pet... [Read more]

AARF’s ‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for animals will be Friday, June 24

AARF’s ‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for animals will be Friday, June 24

Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation (AARF), a Burien-based animal rescue, will be holding its 8th annual Whine & Cheese fundraiser on Friday, June 24 at the Glen Acres Golf and Country Club in Burien.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Bald Eagles cruise, battle crows, eat breakfast in Burien

PHOTOS: Bald Eagles cruise, battle crows, eat breakfast in Burien

Courtesy residents Elston Hill and Stan Milkowski, below are some great photos taken this week of some beautiful Bald Eagles as hey cruise, battle crows, and eat breakfast in Burien. First, from Elston... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader thinks $$ for CARES should have gone to homeless shelter

LETTER: Reader thinks $$ for CARES should have gone to homeless shelter

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] The Burien City Council C.A.R.E.S Vote: On... [Read more]

Low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic will be Wednesday, June 29

Low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic will be Wednesday, June 29

NEED TO GET YOUR PET FIXED? C.A.R.E.S. of Burien is teaming up with Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and Northwest Spay & Neuter Center to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the residents of... [Read more]

CARES approved until end of 2017 on split vote; Cassidy Huff honored

CARES approved until end of 2017 on split vote; Cassidy Huff honored

By Jack Mayne The big news from Monday night’s (June 6) meeting was the discussion to give CARES a new and extended contract through 2017, or to return animal control to King County animal control. To... [Read more]

Burien City Council votes to extend CARES Animal Control contract

Burien City Council votes to extend CARES Animal Control contract

Screengrab of the CARES 4-3 vote (NOTE: Lauren Berkowitz voted Yes via phone). By a vote of 4-3, the Burien City Council voted to extend the contract for CARES Animal Control at Monday night’s meeting... [Read more]

UPDATE: Female Pug ‘Gwen’ has been FOUND

UPDATE: Female Pug ‘Gwen’ has been FOUND

UPDATE Monday, June 6, 2016 7:45 p.m.: ‘Gwen’ the missing female pug has been FOUND! PREVIOUSLY: Bree Kauzlarich’s female pug dog ‘Gwen’ went missing on Friday, June 3, sometime... [Read more]

CARES gets overwhelming support at Council session; decision expected June 6

CARES gets overwhelming support at Council session; decision expected June 6

Sean Bouffiou of King County, along with Debra George of CARES at Monday night’s Burien City Council study session. By Jack Mayne It was virtually “a pep rally for CARES” at Monday night’s... [Read more]

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Wednesday morning (May 4), a reckless driver sped by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509, who clocked his speed on radar at 112 MPH. The driver exited at South 128th in Burien (map below) and lost control,... [Read more]

Council urged to keep CARES; told ways city is improving public communications

Council urged to keep CARES; told ways city is improving public communications

By Jack Mayne Despite a plethora of letters and pressure, the Burien City Council said nothing Monday night on when it will make a decision of extending the CARES animal contract or shifting to King County... [Read more]

MISSING: Beloved Calico Cat ‘Ika’ went missing near North SeaTac Park

MISSING: Beloved Calico Cat ‘Ika’ went missing near North SeaTac Park

MISSING: A beloved calico named “Ika” got out on Monday May 2, and she is NOT an outdoor cat. She was lost around North SeaTac park (map below), and her owners are “very torn up.” If... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

Early Thursday afternoon, two area residents let their four Olde English Bulldog puppies outside to do their potty business at their home in the North Hill area in DesMoines. Unfortunately, two strange men... [Read more]

MISSING: ‘Mocha,’ a sweet, small, brown fluffy dog, last seen Sunday April 10

MISSING: ‘Mocha,’ a sweet, small, brown fluffy dog, last seen Sunday April 10

From Reader Kasey Gage: Our dog Mocha went missing on Sunday 4/10/16 on 19th Ave in Burien: We havent seen her since and are really worried. She’s a sweet small brown fluffy dog with a white spot... [Read more]

POLL: Should City extend Burien CARES’ contract or return to King County?

POLL: Should City extend Burien CARES’ contract or return to King County?

At Monday night’s Burien City Council meeting, councilmembers voted 4 to 3 to not extend the Burien CARES Animal Control contract past August, so that the city has time to figure out whether King... [Read more]

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

Burien Council approves junk car law; opposes extending CARES contract

By Jack Mayne The Burien City Council voted 5 to 2 to pass an ordinance banning junk vehicles stored or abandoned on private property in the city, with Councilmembers Lauren Berkowitz and Austin Bell... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Sullivan’ the 10-year old male Cat has been FOUND in a sweater drawer!

UPDATE: ‘Sullivan’ the 10-year old male Cat has been FOUND in a sweater drawer!

UPDATE March 31, 2016: Great news – ‘Sullivan’ the 10-year old male Cat has been FOUND! “Thank God we found that our Sullivan had managed to somehow get himself trapped in a sweater... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Stella’ the dog has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Stella’ the dog has been FOUND!

UPDATE Mar. 19, 2016: ‘Stella’ the dog has been FOUND! “Our baby is home!!!! Thank you all for your help and prayers l. We love you all!!!💜💜💜” said Debbie... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Cascade Heights Veterinary Clinic’s Grand Opening will be Saturday, March 19

Cascade Heights Veterinary Clinic’s Grand Opening will be Saturday, March 19

What do you do when you want to meet your neighbors? THROW A PARTY, of course! That’s just what’s on the calendar for this coming Saturday, March 19, from 2-5 p.m. at new Advertiser Cascade... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Toby,’ the male Australian Shepherd dog has been FOUND

UPDATE: ‘Toby,’ the male Australian Shepherd dog has been FOUND

UPDATE 2 p.m. Mar. 9, 2016: ‘Toby,’ the lost Australian Shepherd dog has been FOUND and is now safe at home! “A woman reported to the humane society that she spotted the dog on 139th... [Read more]