The RASKCAL Reporter | Issue 21 | November 2018


In this Issue:                                                                                            November 2018

Recognizing RASKC's Volunteer of the Month: Linda Bowen


Meet Linda! Linda Bowen is one of RASKC’s most extraordinary foster volunteers. For over 10 years, she has been going the extra mile so often. When Linda takes care of “bottle babies,” she feeds the kittens about every two hours- all night and all day. We cannot thank Linda enough for having contributed over 9,500 foster hours, not including the years prior to 2012. She contributed over 2,170 hours last year, plus over 1,000 foster hours in each of three other recent years. Linda is part of a caring cabal, including Becky Rubeck and Melody Johnson, who help each other with little ones in the greatest need of foster skills and love.

Linda has also been absolutely stalwart in helping with RASKC rummage sales that funded the shelter’s catio and items in the cat-colony rooms. Thank you, Linda!

An interview with Linda can be found on our website and blog.

What's happening

KING 5 features RASKC in call to action for cat blankets


Hurray for Cat Meet and Greet volunteer Vyrna Layton and television reporter Vanessa Misciagna for this video that was broadcast on KING 5 last month!

The RASKCAL Reporter had issued a call for volunteers to make and contribute cat cozy blankets. This appeal was posted to, where it caught Vanessa’s attention. She contacted RASKC, and we connected her with Vyrna. As a result, RASKC has received a breathtaking number of cat blankets from the community.

Thanks to all who made cat blankets, including Vyrna. She has contributed over 1,900 blankets since 2014. Vyrna was named Volunteer of the Month in October last year.

City of Bellevue highlights the value in licensing your pet


Hurray for RASKC Dog Walker Emmy Murano! She and her dogs are featured in a new City of Bellevue video to promote pet licensing. The story was also included in the city’s monthly news magazine show, Lake to Lake.

The City of Bellevue also just released a brief public service announcement to promote pet licensing.

Did you know? Licensing your pet helps to fund the life-saving work that RASKC performs. Each year RASKC gives thousands of animals a second chance by providing quality care while at the shelter. More importantly, it protects your pet. Found pets with a tag can quickly be reunited with their owner.