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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]

FOUND: Unneutered male Himalayan cat found near upper Maplewild

FOUND: Unneutered male Himalayan cat found near upper Maplewild

Maureen Hoffmann wants everyone to know that this FOUND KITTY needs a home! “This unneutered male Himalayan cat, VERY FRIENDLY & LOVING, has been hanging around upper Maplewild for about... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Bowie,’ the female Black & White ‘Tuxedo’ cat, has been FOUND

UPDATE: ‘Bowie,’ the female Black & White ‘Tuxedo’ cat, has been FOUND

UPDATE Mar. 8, 2016: This cat has been FOUND! PREVIOUSLY: LOST: This 4-year old female cat, Black and White with ‘Tuxedo’ markings, purple collar with black tag, named ‘Bowie’: Last... [Read more]

Community Salmon Investigation’s 2015 findings will be presented Mar. 7 & 10

Community Salmon Investigation’s 2015 findings will be presented Mar. 7 & 10

Community Salmon Investigation – CSI’s 2015 Findings will be presented on Monday, March 7, as well as on Thursday, March 10. Investigations for the fall 2015 salmon runs in Miller and Walker... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Celebrate ‘Birdfest’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 13

Celebrate ‘Birdfest’ at Advertiser Page 2 Books this Saturday, Feb. 13

Advertiser Page 2 Books’ Birdfest event – to be held this Saturday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – will feature a great lineup of experts and writers on birds: Gordon Orians, professor... [Read more]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital’s Open House is this Sunday

REMINDER: VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital’s Open House is this Sunday

REMINDER: Advertiser VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital will be holding an Open House this Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. Get a “behind-the-scenes”... [Read more]

‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for CARES Animal Control will be Saturday night

‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for CARES Animal Control will be Saturday night

The annual ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for Burien CARES Animal Control will be this Saturday night, Jan. 30 at the Burien Elks Lodge, starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be appetizers, n0-host... [Read more]

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

Great International Backyard Bird Count & Burien Birdfest coming Feb. 12-15

The Great International Backyard Bird Count for 2016 and the Burien Birdfest will be Feb. 12-15, and Burien-area volunteers are needed! What began in 1998 with just 500 participants has grown into an... [Read more]

Burien CARES offering low-cost spay and neuter services to local pet owners

Burien CARES offering low-cost spay and neuter services to local pet owners

Need to get your pet fixed? Burien CARES Animal Control is is teaming up with Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and D Northwest Spay & Neuter Center to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the... [Read more]

Oh, the stories the sea could tell (especially about antlers at Three Tree Point)

Oh, the stories the sea could tell (especially about antlers at Three Tree Point)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story is by Pieter Booth, who scuba dives at Burien’s Three Tree Point. Pieter wrote this story as a response to one we posted in Dec. 2014 showing antlers that... [Read more]

Sponsored Post VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 31

VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 31

Advertiser VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital will be holding an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. Get a “behind-the-scenes” tour of our... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help finish up new Dog Park on Saturday, Jan. 16

Volunteers needed to help finish up new Dog Park on Saturday, Jan. 16

Volunteers are needed to help put finishing touches on the new Burien Toyota and Chevrolet Dog Park on Saturday, Jan. 16, starting at 10 a.m. The park is scheduled for a “soft opening” soon,... [Read more]

B-Town Dog’s Doggy Bingo fundraiser will be Friday, Jan. 8 at Pit Stop Bottle Shop

B-Town Dog’s Doggy Bingo fundraiser will be Friday, Jan. 8 at Pit Stop Bottle Shop

A fun evening of Bingo benefitting B-Town Dog Owners’ Group and the new Burien Toyota – Burien Chevrolet Dog Park will be held at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Friday, Jan. 8, starting at 7 p.m. Guests will... [Read more]

Final recovered birds released after White Center retention pond cooking oil spill

Final recovered birds released after White Center retention pond cooking oil spill

From our sister site The White Center Blog: The Washington State Department of Ecology says that it has “closed the books” on wildlife recovery for birds affected by an Oct. 30 cooking oil... [Read more]