animal control Section

FOLLOWUP: After Surgeries, Pit Bull Victim Finally ‘Getting Her Smile Back’

FOLLOWUP: After Surgeries, Pit Bull Victim Finally ‘Getting Her Smile Back’

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Nearly two years ago (read our previous coverage here), pit bull attack victim Jeanette Cunningham told me “I just want to get my smile back…” at the... [Read more]

LETTER: If N. Highline Annexed, ‘Burien Will Have to Provide Animal Control’

LETTER: If N. Highline Annexed, ‘Burien Will Have to Provide Animal Control’

I attended the NHUAC meeting where King County Animal control did a presentation about the services they provide to their members. I was very impressed with the services they provide to the unincorporated... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Where is Burien’s Animal Control?’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Where is Burien’s Animal Control?’

Where is Burien’s Animal Control? When a citizen tries to stop by Burien’s Animal Control, the door is locked and no one is allowed in. The story is that it is still not ready. CARES, the Burien animal... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor: ‘No Animal Control and No Caring Either!’

LETTER: Former Burien Mayor: ‘No Animal Control and No Caring Either!’

Several days ago I called the Animal Control number for the City of Burien about a stray cat, with no collar, that has been living in our neighborhood for weeks. It was thin and devouring birds for food.... [Read more]

FOUND: Burien CARES Finds 7-10 Year Old Female Dog Near Andy’s Handy Mart

FOUND: Burien CARES Finds 7-10 Year Old Female Dog Near Andy’s Handy Mart

Burien CARES Animal Control is reporting that this stray black and tan, 7-10 year old female Chihuahua dog was found on SW 160th near Andy’s Handy Mart on Thursday, Jan. 19: The dog was found wearing... [Read more]

FOUND: Female Adult Terrier Mix On SW 160th Near Andy’s Handy Mart

FOUND: Female Adult Terrier Mix On SW 160th Near Andy’s Handy Mart

Burien CARES Animal Control reports that they have a found this female adult Terrier Mix dog, found on SW 160th near Andy’s Handy Mart Gas Station: “She’s very sweet, but very scared,”... [Read more]

New Employee Latest In Unrest Surrounding Burien Animal Control

New Employee Latest In Unrest Surrounding Burien Animal Control

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in an ongoing series on animal control in Burien. Upcoming articles will tell how King County operates their shelter and control system and another will be on the... [Read more]

Burien CARES Announces Hiring Of Ray Helms As New Animal Control Officer

Burien CARES Announces Hiring Of Ray Helms As New Animal Control Officer

Debra George, Director of the Community Animal Resource and Education Society (CARES) confirmed Monday morning (Jan. 9) that Ray Helms, a former Burien Public Works department employee, has been hired... [Read more]

CARES Pets Of The Week: ‘Sweet Pea’ The Cat & ‘Buddy’ The Pit Bull

CARES Pets Of The Week: ‘Sweet Pea’ The Cat & ‘Buddy’ The Pit Bull

The Burien CARES Animal Control ‘Pets of the Week’ this week are a 2-year old Female Tortoise Shell Cat named ‘Sweet Pea,’ and a Male Pit Bull mix dog named ‘Buddy,’... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Very Sweet’ White Female Pit Bull Puppy Reunited With Owner

UPDATE: ‘Very Sweet’ White Female Pit Bull Puppy Reunited With Owner

UPDATE 12/31/11 10 p.m.: The owner of the found dog has been found, and a New Year’s Eve reunion has probably already taken place! PREVIOUSLY: The folks at Burien CARES Animal Control are in possession... [Read more]

LOST: ‘Riley,’ Female Cat Last Seen Near 11602 24th Ave South

LOST: ‘Riley,’ Female Cat Last Seen Near 11602 24th Ave South

The good folks at Burien CARES Animal Control have asked us to post the following info about ‘Riley,’ a cat that went missing near 11602 24th Ave South: Riley is a 4-1/2 year old Female cat. She... [Read more]

Burien CARES Pets: Female Cat ‘Layla’ And Female Pit Mix ‘Snow Flake’

Burien CARES Pets: Female Cat ‘Layla’ And Female Pit Mix ‘Snow Flake’

The Burien CARES Animal Control ‘Pets of the Week’ this week are a 3-year old Female cat named ‘Layla,’ and a 3-year old Female Pit Bull mix dog named ‘Snow Flake,’... [Read more]

CARES Pets: ‘Pandora,’ ‘Tinkie’ & ‘Maximus’ Need Homes For The Holidays

CARES Pets: ‘Pandora,’ ‘Tinkie’ & ‘Maximus’ Need Homes For The Holidays

The Burien CARES Animal Control ‘Pets of the Week’ this week are a 7-year old Male Lab/Shepherd mix named ‘Maximus,’ and ‘Pandora’ and ‘Tinkie,’ two 7-year... [Read more]

Burien CARES Pet Of The Week Is An Altered Male Jack Russell Named ‘Skippy’

Burien CARES Pet Of The Week Is An Altered Male Jack Russell Named ‘Skippy’

The Burien CARES Animal Control ‘Pet of the Week’ this week is an altered male Jack Russell Terrier named ‘Skippy': My name is Skippy. I am a Altered Male Jack Russell terrier. I am up... [Read more]

Burien CARES Pet Of The Week Is ‘Kona,’ A ‘Very Lovey’ Chocolate Lab Mix

Burien CARES Pet Of The Week Is ‘Kona,’ A ‘Very Lovey’ Chocolate Lab Mix

The Burien CARES Animal Control ‘Pet of the Week’ this week is a very large, very lovey chocolate lab mix named ‘Kona': Kona is a big Teddy Bear. He is a Chocolate Lab Mix. He is very... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Sneak Peek Inside Burien CARES Animal Control’s New Facility

PHOTOS: A Sneak Peek Inside Burien CARES Animal Control’s New Facility

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Burien’s CARES Animal Control Organization announced this week that it plans to move into a larger facility in 2012, in a building located at 909 SW 151st Street,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why Is CARES So Secretive About Their Operation?’

LETTER: ‘Why Is CARES So Secretive About Their Operation?’

Dear Editor, I have an injured animal on my hands. It took up residence in my yard, and is obviously suffering. He cannot eat, he has a large abscess on his face, and is missing an eye. I am going to guess... [Read more]

UPDATE: Dogs Rescued From Burien Basement Need New Homes, Donations

UPDATE: Dogs Rescued From Burien Basement Need New Homes, Donations

Two of the 29 surviving rescue dogs that need new homes. by Ralph Nichols Twenty-nine small dogs found in cages in a Burien basement last week need new homes – and persons interested in adopting them... [Read more]

CARES Of Burien Has Over 60 Cats From A Single Home Up For Adoption

CARES Of Burien Has Over 60 Cats From A Single Home Up For Adoption

Burien’s new CARES (‘Community Animal Resource & Education Society’) Animal Control recently rescued over 60 cats that were living with one person in Burien, and they’re hoping... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I Was Pleasantly Surprised Today When I Called CARES…’

LETTER: ‘I Was Pleasantly Surprised Today When I Called CARES…’

I was pleasantly surprised today when I called CARES, Burien’s animal control agency. First, a person answered the phone, which was unexpected. Second, they responded within the hour and corralled... [Read more]

An Exit Interview With Dr. Leslie Kasper, Ex-Director Of Burien Animal Control

An Exit Interview With Dr. Leslie Kasper, Ex-Director Of Burien Animal Control

by Scott Schaefer Dr. Leslie Kasper served as the first Director of the new Burien Animal Care & Control (BACC), which was created in 2010 after the city declined to renew its $250,000 contract with... [Read more]

‘Save Bella’ Facebook Page Created For Surviving Pit Bull From Burien Attack

‘Save Bella’ Facebook Page Created For Surviving Pit Bull From Burien Attack

A Facebook Page entitled “Save Bella” has been created to help raise funds for the family of the lone surviving pit bull involved in last Thursday’s attack on two women in the 15800 block... [Read more]

An Interview With Pit Bull Attack Victim, Former Burien Mayor Sally Nelson

An Interview With Pit Bull Attack Victim, Former Burien Mayor Sally Nelson

Former Mayor Sally Nelson in a 2009 photo. by Scott Schaefer On Monday morning (July 11), we had a chance to speak with former Burien Mayor and founding councilmember Sally Nelson, one of two victims of... [Read more]

Burien’s New Animal Care To Start Service Wed.; Finding Facility Tough

Burien’s New Animal Care To Start Service Wed.; Finding Facility Tough

by Scott Schaefer The City of Burien announced Tuesday (June 14) that, beginning Wednesday, June 15th, the new non-profit group Community Animal Resource Education Society (‘CARES’) will begin... [Read more]

Current Animal Shelter Closing June 15th; Offering Reduced Adoption Fees

Current Animal Shelter Closing June 15th; Offering Reduced Adoption Fees

We just received a note from Dr. Leslie Kasper, outgoing Director of Burien Animal Care & Control (BACC), alerting us that the current animal shelter, which is closing June 15th, is offering reduced... [Read more]

LETTER: Why Won’t Burien’s New Animal Control Group Take Current Animals?

LETTER: Why Won’t Burien’s New Animal Control Group Take Current Animals?

I am a volunteer at the current Burien Animal Care and Control adoption center located at 13622 1st Ave. S. I volunteer there 4 days a week. I learned last week that the new CARES group is not obligated... [Read more]