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FOUND: Friendly Ferret, found close to SW 124th and 4th Ave SW

FOUND: Friendly Ferret, found close to SW 124th and 4th Ave SW

This friendly white and caramel colored Ferret was found Tuesday night in Burien close to SW 124th and 4th Ave SW: If you recognize this little guy, please email foolishroberto@gmail.com.  Read More →

UPDATE: Male Poodle mix ‘Otto’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE: Male Poodle mix ‘Otto’ has been FOUND!

UPDATE 1/13/14 9:45 p.m.: ‘Otto’ has been found! “A nice lady picked him up at the Ambaum Medical Building and brought him to the 5 Corners Vet Hospital where they scanned his microchip... [Read more]

FOUND: Very friendly dog found in Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood

FOUND: Very friendly dog found in Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood

Do anyone know me? This dog was found in Burien’s Shorewood neighborhood, near 26th SW & SW 116th Street (map below). “She’s a very friendly well mannered girl and wants to go home,”... [Read more]

MISSING: Male Mackerel Tabby Cat, last seen in 2400 block of SW 172nd Street

MISSING: Male Mackerel Tabby Cat, last seen in 2400 block of SW 172nd Street

Missing since Monday, August 12 – ‘Kitty’ is an adult mackerel tabby, neutered, and has a chip (named Sebastian). He is timid, but very sweet and answers to Kittybug, Kitty, and Yowler. Last... [Read more]

FOUND: Smaller green parrot found on Monday, July 1

FOUND: Smaller green parrot found on Monday, July 1

BTB Reader Lisa Brandmeier wants everyone to know that she found a smaller green parrot on Monday, July 1.   Lisa is asking the owners to contact her to prove the bird is theirs “by telling me what... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Local Coyote Pup ‘Licking His Chops After a Fine Rodent Catch’

PHOTOS: Local Coyote Pup ‘Licking His Chops After a Fine Rodent Catch’

BTB Contributor Brett Fish sent us the following photo collage, showing a resident Coyote pup in action (click image to see larger version): Brett adds: The rhododendron bushes moved suddenly, no wind.... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Local Coyote Pup Caught Playing with Hose, Rug and Other Toys

PHOTOS: Local Coyote Pup Caught Playing with Hose, Rug and Other Toys

BTB Contributor Brett Fish took these amazing photos of a local Coyote pup, caught recently playing with various toys, including some not-so-toy like ones such as a garden hose and a rug (click images... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Coyote Spotted in Burien’s Three Tree Point Neighborhood

PHOTOS: Coyote Spotted in Burien’s Three Tree Point Neighborhood

Three Tree Point resident Paul Baker sent us these pics he took while out walking his puppy, showing a Coyote roaming in that neighborhood of Burien (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): ... [Read more]

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]

Owner Of Hoarded Dogs Rescued In Burien Is Veteran AKC Dog Show Judge

Owner Of Hoarded Dogs Rescued In Burien Is Veteran AKC Dog Show Judge

Screengrab from a video of a rescued Chihuahua. by Scott Schaefer As we previously reported (read our coverage, including photos, here), a Burien house was raided Oct. 6, where 38 dogs were rescued, nine... [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]

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

PHOTOS: Osprey Nesting In Burien Cell Phone Tower Will ‘Take Your Caw Now’

We were first alerted to this by former BTBer Gina Bourdage, now with Discover Burien – a large Osprey (originally thought by many to be a bald eagle), has made its nest in a cell phone tower just behind... [Read more]

PHOTO: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday Morning

PHOTO: Gray Whale Spotted Off Burien’s Seahurst Park Beach Tuesday Morning

Around 11:15am on Tuesday, March 1st, Burien Parks Director Michael LaFraniere sent out the following Tweet: Sources tell us a 40-ft long gray whale was spotted feeding about 10am this morning approx 100... [Read more]

Happy Valentine’s Day: 50 Years Ago, Giant Sloth Remains Unearthed Nearby

Happy Valentine’s Day: 50 Years Ago, Giant Sloth Remains Unearthed Nearby

Our friends at the Highline Historical Society (we’re members – join here) remind us that one way to commemorate Valentine’s Day is to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the unearthing... [Read more]

BREAKING: Burien Animal Control Manager To Close Clinic Oct. 15th

BREAKING: Burien Animal Control Manager To Close Clinic Oct. 15th

The B-Town Blog has learned that Dr. Leslie Kasper will close her Companion Animal Medical Center in Normandy Park on Friday, Oct. 15th. Kasper took over operation of Burien’s new Animal Care and... [Read more]

PHOTO: Baby Seal Pup Spotted On North Side Of Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Baby Seal Pup Spotted On North Side Of Three Tree Point

BTB Reader (and neighbor) Julie Dow sent us this photo of a baby seal pup she photographed on the north side of Three Tree Point on Wednesday, Sept. 8th: Julie says: Taken yesterday afternoon, here’s... [Read more]

Burien’s New Animal Shelter Reunites Dog And Owner After A Year Apart

Burien’s New Animal Shelter Reunites Dog And Owner After A Year Apart

After nearly one year apart, on Friday (Aug. 6), a male Chihuahua dog named “Cisco” was reunited with his owner by Burien’s new Animal Care and Control (BACC) program. Cisco was reunited... [Read more]

Another Burien Business Burglarized – And This Time, A Puppy Is Stolen

Another Burien Business Burglarized – And This Time, A Puppy Is Stolen

According to the King County Sheriff’s Department, a 10-week old puppy was stolen in a burglary of a Burien pet store early Thursday morning (July 29). The break-in occurred just after 4am at A... [Read more]

Proposed Animal Control Services Contract to be Reviewed by City Council

Proposed Animal Control Services Contract to be Reviewed by City Council

by Ralph Nichols A proposed contract for city animal control services, which will go into effect on July 1 if approved, will be presented to Burien council members for discussion tonight (June 14). Because... [Read more]

PHOTOS: “Big Bird” Spotted Near Lake Burien Identified – A Young Osprey!

PHOTOS: “Big Bird” Spotted Near Lake Burien Identified – A Young Osprey!

BTB Contributor Gregory Rehmke sent us these photos of what he thinks is a juvenile eagle osprey, spotted high in a tree near Lake Burien early Wednesday evening around 7pm (May 26). UPDATE: Some Commenters... [Read more]

Buy Plants & Drink Wine For Animals First Foundation Friday

Buy Plants & Drink Wine For Animals First Foundation Friday

Animals First Foundation is holding a fundraiser at Vino Bello this Friday, May 14 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, with all proceeds going to the foundation to help them pay off veterinary costs. For a $25... [Read more]

Have A Way With Animals? The City Of Burien May Want To Talk With You

Have A Way With Animals? The City Of Burien May Want To Talk With You

by Ralph Nichols If you provide a service for animals – especially domestic pets – in the Burien area, the city is interested in talking to you. That’s because the Burien City Council... [Read more]

LETTER: Local Pet Stores Should Stop Selling Puppies; Plus, Take Our Poll

LETTER: Local Pet Stores Should Stop Selling Puppies; Plus, Take Our Poll

Where do those puppies and kittens come from? I asked at a local pet store, and they wouldn’t tell me. According to the Humane Society, we should be skeptical of any claims that they don’t... [Read more]

FOUND: Green Parrot Outside Realty West Properties Burien Office

FOUND: Green Parrot Outside Realty West Properties Burien Office

Our good friend Manuela Horn (aka Burien’s “Yodeling Dominatrix”) alerts us to the fact that her mother-in-law, Susie Watkins, found a small green parrot in the garden outside her office,... [Read more]

A Burien Dog Named Ryder Will Be On National TV This Sunday! Here’s How You Can Vote For Him…

A Burien Dog Named Ryder Will Be On National TV This Sunday! Here’s How You Can Vote For Him…

This just in from BTB Advertiser Richard Doane of Burien Auto Repair – looks like Richard and his wife Sheila are housing one of Burien’s fastest-rising stars – a dog named Ryder! Ryder,... [Read more]

Burien Girl Pleads Guilty To Using Pit Bull As A Weapon; Dog “Snaps” Will Be Released To Sanctuary

Burien Girl Pleads Guilty To Using Pit Bull As A Weapon; Dog “Snaps” Will Be Released To Sanctuary

The 16-year old Burien girl who was accused of using her pit bull as a weapon in an attack on two women in SeaTac has plead guilty to charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault and minor in... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A Tail Of Burien’s “Lost” Goat On Maplewild Ave

PHOTOS: A Tail Of Burien’s “Lost” Goat On Maplewild Ave

Courtesy the good folks who hang out on the Three Tree Point Yahoo Group (you can join here) comes these photos of a “lost” goat (we kid you not…) spotted on Maplewild Ave SW near the... [Read more]

PHOTO: Large Jellyfish Found On Beach At Three Tree Point

PHOTO: Large Jellyfish Found On Beach At Three Tree Point

Three Tree Point resident Alex Sasonoff sent us this photo he took of what appears to be a very large Lion’s Mane Jellyfish washed up on the beach in Burien last weekend (his dog Dottie is in the... [Read more]