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Animal Control is Not Always a Public Hot Button

Animal Control is Not Always a Public Hot Button

by Jack Mayne There is nothing better to stir up a local controversy than to discuss how animals are controlled and treated by governments because no matter what is done, some will say it is a foul deed... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘What Use is CARES?’

LETTER: ‘What Use is CARES?’

Dear Editor – What use is CARES? Once again I have an incident where I am told that what to me should be part of the responsibility of CARES is brushed off as “Not part of their contract”. On Thursday... [Read more]

Burien CARES Animal Control Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting Tuesday

Burien CARES Animal Control Celebrates Opening with Ribbon Cutting Tuesday

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... [Read more]

Burien’s CARES to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Animal Shelter Tuesday, July 24

Burien’s CARES to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for New Animal Shelter Tuesday, July 24

The City of Burien’s animal control provider, CARES (Community Animal Resource & Education Society), will be holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony and public viewing of its new pet shelter on Tuesday,... [Read more]

Burien’s CARES Animal Shelter Opens for Business After Passing Inspection

Burien’s CARES Animal Shelter Opens for Business After Passing Inspection

Story by Jack Mayne Photos by Scott Schaefer Following several months in limbo because of Health Department rules, Burien’s Community Animal Resource and Education Society (CARES) animal shelter... [Read more]

Burien CARES Animal Control Passes Health Inspection, to Open Tuesday

Burien CARES Animal Control Passes Health Inspection, to Open Tuesday

by Jack Mayne Debra George of CARES says the new animal shelter facility on SW 151st in Olde Burien passed its health inspection Monday and will open for business Tuesday (July 17). “We passed, we have... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control

LETTER: ‘I Just Saw Mike Martin on TV’ Regarding CARES Animal Control

Dear Council: I just saw Mike Martin on Channel 4 who did a piece on CARES which only told one side of the story..>>> “MIKE MARTIN’S” He actually had the nerve to lie on TV and... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘CARES is NOT a Viable Option for Animal Control in Burien’

LETTER: ‘CARES is NOT a Viable Option for Animal Control in Burien’

Dear B-Town Blog – I just received this information: Apparently CARES is NOT a viable option for animal control in Burien. At the Burien City Council meeting of June 18, 2012,Burien citizens and the... [Read more]

Health Dept. Closes CARES Animal Shelter; Could Re-Open Next Week

Health Dept. Closes CARES Animal Shelter; Could Re-Open Next Week

The Burien CARES Animal Shelter, located at 909 SW 151st Street. Photo by Scott Schaefer. by Jack Mayne A new Burien animal shelter could be allowed to begin housing and offering animals for adoption as... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s Replace ‘Kids and Cops’ with ‘Pets and Cops’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s Replace ‘Kids and Cops’ with ‘Pets and Cops’

To all members of Burien’s governing body: I wanted to speak to the cancellation or indefinite postponement of the Kids and Cops initiative. I think this is an opportunity for the council to demonstrate... [Read more]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Why Animal Control Matters to Everyone’

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘Why Animal Control Matters to Everyone’

Being a dog owner and having friendships with numerous people who do animal rescue work, I am very aware of the importance of animal control. However, I understand that the average person who owns (and... [Read more]

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]