RASKC Volunteer eNews| Issue 19 | September 2018

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Recognizing RASKC's Volunteer of the Month: Jennie Larson


Meet Jennie! RASKC is extremely pleased to honor Jennie, who performs outstanding work in several roles at RASKC.

Many people have noted Jennie’s tremendous proficiency, very pleasant demeanor, and exceptional attendance. She has been working a weekly shift on our Cat Meet and Greet Team since 2015. Jennie has been walking dogs every week at RASKC since 2016. She has trained dozens of new volunteers in both roles. Jennie also leads RASKC’s monthly family-outreach event at the Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Café  She has been invaluable to our social-media presence, posting photographs and videos of our adoptable pets on Instagram. Thank you, Jennie!


An interview with Jennie can be found on our website and blog

What’s happening @ RASKC

September is Emergency Preparedness Month


RASKC is honoring National Emergency Preparedness Month by giving away pet-preparedness starter kits to everyone who adopts a cat or dog from us this month.
The starter kit includes the following items:
·         First aid pouch
·         Space-saving pet food/water bowl
·         Waste bag
·         Emergency pet leash
·         Emergency pet disaster checklist by the American Red Cross (available in English and Spanish, with links to RASKC’s website which provides this checklist in seven other languages)
·         King County Alert card (informs residents how to join the system)
We encourage everyone to make pet-oriented plans, so you’ll be ready in case of a disaster.


Animal transport opportunities between Kent & Tacoma


RASKC is stepping up our collaborative efforts with the Northwest Spay and Neuter Center. Starting this month we will offer opportunities for RASKC volunteers to provide animal transport to and from the Center in Tacoma on nearly a weekly basis. This work is very valuable, as it speeds up the time for animals to be ready for adoption.

If you are a RASKC volunteer who might be interested in providing transportation between RASKC and the Northwest Spay and Neuter Center on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday mornings, contact our Volunteer Program.


Congratulations to Nickie and Lluvia!


Nickie Ford, Animal Services Coordinator, is accepted into King County’s Bridge Fellowship 

This a program that engages, challenges, inspires, and cultivates diverse and individual contributors through leadership development. The Bridge program provides participants with experiences and tools to enhance their professional growth.
For 20 weeks Nickie and other participants will engage in classroom learning, group projects, presentations, and other career-development activities on human potential, growth mindset, team building, equity and social justice, project management, resume building, and public speaking. The Bridge Fellows will visit various county agencies and learn about their priorities.