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Pet assistance program

Pet assistance program

Pet Food Bank

Pet Adoption Center in Kent

For pet owners experiencing economic hardship, 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 from 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.

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). Read more about the 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 a shelter, consider these resources to help rehome on your own.

See if a family member or friend can take in your pet, or check out these online communities that can help connect you with potential new pet parents:

Interested in keeping your pet? Here are 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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RASKC is here for you. If you need to bring your pet to the shelter, simply start by filling out the form. 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 to gather more information about you and your pet. Due to large numbers of surrenders, it may be eight to ten weeks before a surrender appointment becomes available.

Note: Owner surrender appointments typically take about 30 to 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. Please be aware that it may be eight to ten weeks before an appointment is available.

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 Owner Surrender Form 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 and 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 Owner Surrender Form and a RASKC representative will contact you.

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