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CARES & Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low-cost cat Spaying/Neutering

CARES & Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low-cost cat Spaying/Neutering

C.A.R.E.S. of Burien is teaming up with the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and Northwest Spay & Neuter Center to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the pets of Burien residents and surrounding... [Read more]

CARES & Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low-cost cat Spaying/Neutering

CARES & Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project offering low-cost cat Spaying/Neutering

C.A.R.E.S. of Burien is teaming up with the Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the cats of Burien residents and surrounding areas for just $15. A Shuttle will... [Read more]

Low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic will be Wednesday, June 29

Low-cost Spay & Neuter clinic will be Wednesday, June 29

NEED TO GET YOUR PET FIXED? C.A.R.E.S. of Burien is teaming up with Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and Northwest Spay & Neuter Center to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the residents of... [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]

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]

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

LETTER: Concerns that Burien had Pierce County Humane Society evaluate CARES

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] It’s concerning that Burien asked the... [Read more]

Improvements to Burien CARES Animal Control ‘apparent’ to reviewer

Improvements to Burien CARES Animal Control ‘apparent’ to reviewer

by Jack Mayne The woman who reviewed Burien CARES last year told the City Council on Monday (July 7) that there have been many improvements during the past year. Denise McVicker, the deputy director of... [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]

LETTER: Take a survey about Burien Animal Control

LETTER: Take a survey about Burien Animal Control

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] A Better Burien for Animals – take the... [Read more]

Burien City Council rejects contract extension, increased funding for CARES

Burien City Council rejects contract extension, increased funding for CARES

[REPORTER’S NOTE: This story has been corrected for accuracy by deleting two earlier references to an outdated estimated cost to Burien if the city went with King County’s animal control program.] by... [Read more]

LETTER: City ‘should renegotiate their contract for animal control services with RASKC’

LETTER: City ‘should renegotiate their contract for animal control services with RASKC’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editor, A proposal was made by City... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader Concerned that the City is Giving Extended Contract to CARES

LETTER: Reader Concerned that the City is Giving Extended Contract to CARES

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor – Clearly Burien... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Why does CARES seem to have more service calls than King County?’

LETTER: ‘Why does CARES seem to have more service calls than King County?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Why does Burien CARES seem to have significantly... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘To the folks who have nothing nice to say about C.A.R.E.S.’

LETTER: ‘To the folks who have nothing nice to say about C.A.R.E.S.’

To the folks who have nothing nice to say about C.A.R.E.S., I suggest that you take your anger, your distain for Debra George and move on. Why don’t each of you opt to volunteer at your community animal... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I can see that I am not the first person disgusted with C.A.R.E.S.’

LETTER: ‘I can see that I am not the first person disgusted with C.A.R.E.S.’

I can see that I am not the first person disgusted with C.A.R.E.S, the apparent City sanctioned animal control and rescue group for Burien. Perhaps as more of us come forward, something will be done about... [Read more]

Area Resident Has Bad Encounter with Dangerous Pit Bull in Shorewood

Area Resident Has Bad Encounter with Dangerous Pit Bull in Shorewood

Area resident Lynne Crockett reported the following about a dog-on-dog attack near the intersection of 26th SW and SW 106th – which it *not* in Burien’s city limits (see map below) – on the Shorewood... [Read more]

UPDATE: Brindle Female Pit Bull Pup Finds a New Home

UPDATE: Brindle Female Pit Bull Pup Finds a New Home

UPDATE 11/10/12: The female Brindle Pit Bull puppy that was found on Wednesday (Nov. 7) near the intersection of SW 120th Street & Ambaum Blvd. SW in Burien, has been adopted out by Burien CARES. “No... [Read more]

Burien CARES Animal Control Approved for Tax-Exempt Status

Burien CARES Animal Control Approved for Tax-Exempt Status

Burien CARES Animal Control announced Wednesday (Sept. 12) that it received official notice from the IRS on Monday (Sept. 10) that its application for 501(c)(3) status was approved, retroactive to May... [Read more]

PHOTO: Unusual Creature Spotted Near Burien CARES Rummage Sale Saturday

PHOTO: Unusual Creature Spotted Near Burien CARES Rummage Sale Saturday

BTB Reader Jonica Combs sent us this rather unusual photo, which she took Saturday in Olde Burien (click image to see larger version): Jonica explains it: I was having my usual Saturday brunch at the... [Read more]