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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]

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Man crashes car, then flees from Burien Police with Monkey on his back. Really.

Wednesday morning (May 4), a reckless driver sped by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509, who clocked his speed on radar at 112 MPH. The driver exited at South 128th in Burien (map below) and lost control,... [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]

MISSING: Beloved Calico Cat ‘Ika’ went missing near North SeaTac Park

MISSING: Beloved Calico Cat ‘Ika’ went missing near North SeaTac Park

MISSING: A beloved calico named “Ika” got out on Monday May 2, and she is NOT an outdoor cat. She was lost around North SeaTac park (map below), and her owners are “very torn up.” If... [Read more]

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

STOLEN: Two Olde English Bulldog puppies, stolen by two men Thursday

Early Thursday afternoon, two area residents let their four Olde English Bulldog puppies outside to do their potty business at their home in the North Hill area in DesMoines. Unfortunately, two strange men... [Read more]

PODCAST: 7-year old left in stolen car; Jack Mayne Commentary on CARES…

PODCAST: 7-year old left in stolen car; Jack Mayne Commentary on CARES…

Here’s episode #47 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

MISSING: ‘Mocha,’ a sweet, small, brown fluffy dog, last seen Sunday April 10

MISSING: ‘Mocha,’ a sweet, small, brown fluffy dog, last seen Sunday April 10

From Reader Kasey Gage: Our dog Mocha went missing on Sunday 4/10/16 on 19th Ave in Burien: We havent seen her since and are really worried. She’s a sweet small brown fluffy dog with a white spot... [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]

UPDATE: ‘Sullivan’ the 10-year old male Cat has been FOUND in a sweater drawer!

UPDATE: ‘Sullivan’ the 10-year old male Cat has been FOUND in a sweater drawer!

UPDATE March 31, 2016: Great news – ‘Sullivan’ the 10-year old male Cat has been FOUND! “Thank God we found that our Sullivan had managed to somehow get himself trapped in a sweater... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Stella’ the dog has been FOUND!

UPDATE: ‘Stella’ the dog has been FOUND!

UPDATE Mar. 19, 2016: ‘Stella’ the dog has been FOUND! “Our baby is home!!!! Thank you all for your help and prayers l. We love you all!!!💜💜💜” said Debbie... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Cascade Heights Veterinary Clinic’s Grand Opening will be Saturday, March 19

Cascade Heights Veterinary Clinic’s Grand Opening will be Saturday, March 19

What do you do when you want to meet your neighbors? THROW A PARTY, of course! That’s just what’s on the calendar for this coming Saturday, March 19, from 2-5 p.m. at new Advertiser Cascade... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Toby,’ the male Australian Shepherd dog has been FOUND

UPDATE: ‘Toby,’ the male Australian Shepherd dog has been FOUND

UPDATE 2 p.m. Mar. 9, 2016: ‘Toby,’ the lost Australian Shepherd dog has been FOUND and is now safe at home! “A woman reported to the humane society that she spotted the dog on 139th... [Read more]

FOUND: Unneutered male Himalayan cat found near upper Maplewild

FOUND: Unneutered male Himalayan cat found near upper Maplewild

Maureen Hoffmann wants everyone to know that this FOUND KITTY needs a home! “This unneutered male Himalayan cat, VERY FRIENDLY & LOVING, has been hanging around upper Maplewild for about... [Read more]

UPDATE: ‘Bowie,’ the female Black & White ‘Tuxedo’ cat, has been FOUND

UPDATE: ‘Bowie,’ the female Black & White ‘Tuxedo’ cat, has been FOUND

UPDATE Mar. 8, 2016: This cat has been FOUND! PREVIOUSLY: LOST: This 4-year old female cat, Black and White with ‘Tuxedo’ markings, purple collar with black tag, named ‘Bowie’: Last... [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]

Sponsored Post REMINDER: VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital’s Open House is this Sunday

REMINDER: VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital’s Open House is this Sunday

REMINDER: Advertiser VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital will be holding an Open House this Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. Get a “behind-the-scenes”... [Read more]

‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for CARES Animal Control will be Saturday night

‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for CARES Animal Control will be Saturday night

The annual ‘Open Bite Nite’ fundraiser for Burien CARES Animal Control will be this Saturday night, Jan. 30 at the Burien Elks Lodge, starting at 7:30 p.m. There will be appetizers, n0-host... [Read more]

Burien CARES offering low-cost spay and neuter services to local pet owners

Burien CARES offering low-cost spay and neuter services to local pet owners

Need to get your pet fixed? Burien CARES Animal Control is is teaming up with Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project and D Northwest Spay & Neuter Center to offer low-cost spay and neuter surgeries to the... [Read more]

Sponsored Post VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 31

VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital holding Open House on Sunday, Jan. 31

Advertiser VCA Five Corners Animal Hospital will be holding an Open House on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free event open to the public. Get a “behind-the-scenes” tour of our... [Read more]

Volunteers needed to help finish up new Dog Park on Saturday, Jan. 16

Volunteers needed to help finish up new Dog Park on Saturday, Jan. 16

Volunteers are needed to help put finishing touches on the new Burien Toyota and Chevrolet Dog Park on Saturday, Jan. 16, starting at 10 a.m. The park is scheduled for a “soft opening” soon,... [Read more]

B-Town Dog’s Doggy Bingo fundraiser will be Friday, Jan. 8 at Pit Stop Bottle Shop

B-Town Dog’s Doggy Bingo fundraiser will be Friday, Jan. 8 at Pit Stop Bottle Shop

A fun evening of Bingo benefitting B-Town Dog Owners’ Group and the new Burien Toyota – Burien Chevrolet Dog Park will be held at Pit Stop Bottle Shop on Friday, Jan. 8, starting at 7 p.m. Guests will... [Read more]

Dozens of Volunteers help prepare Burien’s new Off Leash Dog Park

Dozens of Volunteers help prepare Burien’s new Off Leash Dog Park

Dozens of Volunteers worked at Lakeview Park (on SW 160th) to help prepare a space for Burien’s new Off-Leash Dog Park on Thursday morning, Nov. 5. “While I was there working we were removing... [Read more]

Burien couple’s cat no longer ‘Smells Like Curry’

Burien couple’s cat no longer ‘Smells Like Curry’

You may have seen posters around Burien or Seattle last June that asked “Why Does My Cat Smell Like Curry?” This poster was found on a telephone pole on 10th Ave SW near Olde Burien on June... [Read more]