The RASKCAL Reporter | Issue 22 | December 2018


In this Issue:                                                                                            December 2018

Recognizing RASKC's Volunteer of the Month: Miriam Wittig


Meet Miriam! Miriam Wittig is one of RASKC’s hardest working volunteers.  She’s super nice too. Having been raised on a farm, Miriam has been around dogs, cats, and other small and large animals for much of her life.

A longtime resident of SeaTac, Miriam has been volunteering twice a week since 2014. She serves as a Shelter Helper and as a Shift Lead on the Early Morning Cat Crew. Miriam has trained many new volunteers. She has contributed over 600 hours so far.  (Thank you, Miriam!).

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

What’s happening @ RASKC

RASKC takes part in "Home 4 the Pawlidays" event


Thanks to Pawsitive Alliance and Q13FOX for featuring RASKC animals in the #Home4thePawlidays virtual adoption event. Pawsitive Alliance's website and Facebook page feature our cats Anastasia, Checkers, Maya, Midnight, Slinky, Stevia, Voodoo, plus dogs Flower, Frank, and Pearl!

The Pawsitive Alliance Facebook page also includes a 19-minute video of RASKC volunteer Tiffany Morin and several cats at our pet adoption center.

Today Q13FOX posted on its website a special feature on RASKC cat Slinky.

Many of RASKC's featured animals have already been adopted. In fact, cat Voodoo was adopted today! She has been residing at RASKC since mid-June.

The "Home4thePawlidays" event is taking place from December 1- 18 to help 100 pets from nine organizations.

RASKC is offering a 50% discount on many of our adoptable animals throughout this month.


Wrap it up! Volunteers raise funds at Barnes and Noble


For the sixth consecutive year over 60 RASKC volunteers are wrapping gifts at two Barnes and Noble stores this month to raise money to benefit RASKC’s Angel Fund.

The Angel Fund covers the extraordinary medical expenses for some of our most vulnerable animals.  

If you would like to make a contribution to the Angel Fund, especially as a holiday tribute to any person or animal, go here.

Volunteers are wrapping gifts this weekend and next weekend at Barnes and Noble in Tukwila (near SouthCenter) and in Federal Way. Come visit the volunteers. If you have a small dog, Barnes and Noble encourages you to bring it along too.

Tukwila Barnes & Noble, 300 Andover Park West

Fri., Dec 14, from 1pm- 5pm; Sun., Dec 16, from 1pm- 5pm

Fri., Dec 21, from 1pm- 5pm; Sun., Dec 23, from 1pm- 5pm

Federal Way Barnes & Noble, 31325 Pacific Highway South

Fri., Dec 14, from 12pm- 8pm; Sat., Dec 15, from 11:30am- 5:30pm; Sun., Dec 16, from  12pm- 8pm

Fri., Dec 21, from 12pm- 8pm; Sat., Dec 22, from 11:30am- 5:30pm; Sun., Dec 23, from 12pm- 8pm

Special kudos to volunteer Jini Allen who coordinated this project for the past two years and who is providing invaluable support again this year.


Welcome Tatiana Miller, Animal Care Technician


Welcome to Tatianna Miller, who has started a temporary position at RASKC as an Animal Care Technician.

She brings a wealth of experience from working at animal shelters in Wenatchee and Auburn. At these shelters she has worked as an Intake Coordinator, Behavior and Transfer Coordinator, Foster Care Coordinator, and Vet Assistant.

Welcome, Tatianna!





A round of a paws for 2018 Volunteers of the Month!


RASKC thanks all volunteers who contribute the most precious resource of all- one’s time.

We pay special tribute to the exceptional volunteers who have been honored as Volunteer of the Month this year.

January: Jennifer Hunt (Kirkland Team Co-Lead)

February: Teresa Rosenberg (Kirkland Team Co-Lead)

March: Kyle Lee (Foster volunteer extraordinaire)

April: Jeff Kluth (Dog Walker extraordinaire)

May: Liz Cate (Reber Ranch Cat-Care volunteer extraordinaire)

June: Linda Sutherland (Vet Clinic Volunteer Team Lead)

July: Penny Ruckle (Shelter Helper Team Lead & Dog Walker)

August: Pam Gibbons (Cat Meet & Greet volunteer extraordinaire)

September: Jennie Larson (Cat Meet & Greet volunteer and Dog Walker extraordinaire)

October: Hiroko Yamaoka (Dog Walker extraordinaire)

November: Linda Bown (Foster volunteer extraordinaire)

December: Miriam Wittig (Early Morning Cat Crew & Shelter Helper extraordinaire)