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For pet owners experiencing economic hardships, RASKC has a community pet food bank located outside of our main entrance doors. This humble pantry is stocked with generous in-kind donations received by the community. Interested in donating? Note our link to RASKC's Amazon Wish List which supports this project, our collaborative project below, including foster and shelter animals.

Throughout King County


In addition, RASKC is proudly working with a number of public and private organizations to provide pet food and supplies to the communities we serve. Thanks to the generous donations of national charities, we are working together to distribute food to various locations (see map below). Mobile pet food banks are also organized throughout the King County area. These pop-up pet food banks will be announced on throughout our social media channels and events calendar. Read more about this partnership on our Tails from RASKC blog.

If you or someone you know needs help feeding their pet, please fill out this online application form via Seattle Humane.

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...before bringing your pet to the shelter, consider these resources to help rehome on your own.

Because the shelter can be a stressful place for animals, you might want to think about rehoming your pet on your own. Consider rehoming with a family member or friend, or check out these online communities that can help connect you with potential new pet parents:

Interested in keeping your pet? Here's a few helpful ideas and resources:

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Surrendering a Pet
At RASKC, we understand that facing the decision to give up your pet is never easy and our goal is to offer support in any way we can. We realize that in some cases, an owner may decide to surrender their pet because they are not aware of other resources that may be available to them. If you are facing this difficult decision, we have provided the resources below to help you make the best decision for you and your pet.

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If you need to bring your pet into the shelter, simply start by filling out the form, RASKC is here for you. We accept dog and cat surrenders by appointment for owners who live within RASKC’s jurisdiction. To make an appointment, please first submit this form. A RASKC representative will contact you within 72 hours to gather more information about you and your pet.

Note: Owner surrender appointments typically take about 30-45 minutes. Please be prepared to bring a valid photo ID and any veterinary records you may have for your animal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why do I have to make an appointment to bring my pet in?

RASKC schedules appointments for owner surrendered pets to ensure that we have enough resources available when each new pet arrives. This appointment allows our team a chance to sit down with you to gather more information and discuss what the best possible options are for you and your pet.

Do you offer end-of-life services?

We know saying goodbye to your pet is never easy. RASKC offers end-of-life services to pet owners within our jurisdiction. If your pet is licensed with King County, there is no charge for euthanasia services. For unlicensed pets, there is a $50 fee.

Can I surrender multiple pets at once?

Whether we are able to accept more than one animal at a time may depend on the space we have available at that time. Please complete the form below to receive a call from an intake specialist who can talk to you about your options.

My pet had an accidental litter and I can’t keep them—what should I do?

If your pet has a litter of babies and you are able to rehome them on your own, we encourage you to review the above resources for rehoming. If you do decide to rehome on your own, you can find low cost spay & neuter locations through the ASPCA website.

If you are not able to rehome on your own, you are welcome to bring your litter to RASKC. Please complete the form below and a RASKC representative will contact you within 72 hours.

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206-296-7387 (PETS)

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