animal control Section

REMINDER: Open Bite Nite fundraiser for CARES will be this Sat., Feb. 23

REMINDER: Open Bite Nite fundraiser for CARES will be this Sat., Feb. 23

REMINDER: Due to weather issues, the Open Bite Nite fundraiser for CARES – originally set for Saturday, Feb. 9 – has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb 23, as well as to a new location. NOTE: This event... [Read more]

Burien CARES seeking others who have had bad experiences with pet groomer

Burien CARES seeking others who have had bad experiences with pet groomer

As we recently reported, a Burien pet grooming facility is alleged to have been responsible for the strangulation and subsequent death of a dog named ‘Yoshi.’ Now, Burien CARES Animal Control... [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]

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]

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]

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]

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

Burien Council wants public’s view on keeping CARES as animal control agency

by Jack Mayne With the animal control contract with nonprofit CARES coming to an end this summer, the Burien City Council was told Monday night (Feb. 1) that it may be asked to extend the contract through... [Read more]

Friday was definitely a good day to be a Duckling in downtown Burien

Friday was definitely a good day to be a Duckling in downtown Burien

Friday (June 19) was a good day for ducklings in downtown Burien. Bunny Critch offered the following account of this morning’s excitement: “I spotted Mama Duck and her ducklings walking in front of... [Read more]

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

Give us better transit or else, Burien City Council tells Sound Transit Monday

by Jack Mayne Representatives of Sound Transit ran into difficulty with the Burien City Council because it doesn’t even put the city on its project map, and has no proposals to better connect Burien... [Read more]

Sponsored PostIt’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week and Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week and Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and Advertiser Priceless Pet Clinic has some tips:Each year, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs. Almost 1 in 5 (800,000) people... [Read more]

Girl Scout Troop #44039 donates $200 from cookie sales to Burien CARES

Girl Scout Troop #44039 donates $200 from cookie sales to Burien CARES

Gril Scout Troop #44039 with Ray Helms. Girl Scout Troop #44039 – a Brownie troop with girls ages 7-9 – elected to donate $200 from their cookie sales proceeds to the Burien CARES animal shelter. “We... [Read more]

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Meet ‘Valentino,’ a Beaver rescued at Three Tree Point on Valentine’s Day

Story & Photos by Maureen Hoffmann Meet “Valentino” the Beaver…One local resident quipped, “It takes a village to heal a beaver.” For several hours on Valentine’s Day afternoon, nearby... [Read more]

2nd Annual C.A.R.E.S. ‘Open Bite Nite’ raises $4,500 for local animal control

2nd Annual C.A.R.E.S. ‘Open Bite Nite’ raises $4,500 for local animal control

Homeless Burien pets got a boost Saturday night when C.A.R.E.S. hosted another successful “Bite Nite” fundraiser, raising around $4,500. Over 80 people attended the annual variety show, which was... [Read more]

UPDATE: Burien City Council adds $50,000 and two years to CARES contract

UPDATE: Burien City Council adds $50,000 and two years to CARES contract

by Ralph Nichols Burien City Council members voted 4-3 at their July 15 meeting to increase by $50,000 annually the amount paid to CARES for animal care and control services. The action also extended the... [Read more]