The RASKCAL Reporter | Issue 28| June 2019


In this Issue:                                                                                            June 2019

Recognizing RASKC's Volunteer of the Month: Dalen Elenzano


Meet Dalen! RASKC is extremely pleased to honor Dalen Elenzano. She attends PIMA Medical Institute.  Dalen graduated in biology from both Highline College and Pacific Lutheran University. She is one of the longest serving volunteers in RASKC’s Vet Clinic. Dalen actually began on the Early Morning Cat Crew in 2013, then started in the Vet Clinic the following year. Dalen has contributed more than 670 hours so far. 

Thank you, Dalen!

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

If you are interested in becoming a RASKC volunteer, go here to fill out an application and register to attend new volunteer orientation.

Spotlight shines on an Exceptional Youth: Trisha Glover


Meet Trisha!  RASKC is very pleased to spotlight Trisha Glover as an exceptional youth volunteer. Since she began as a “red” Dog Walker in April, Trisha has already contributed an astonishing 60 hours!

Not only does Trisha contribute more than six hours each week, she does so with the best spirit. Animal Control Officer Diana Fowler sent a kudos email last month, “Just wanting to give a shout-out to red dog walker Trisha. She was the only dog walker this morning and walked ALL the dogs with a smile on her face the entire time. She had a cheerful attitude, even though her shift was pretty overwhelming.”

Trisha says, “I love the excitement of coming to the shelter for a shift and not knowing which dogs I get to interact with that day. Every interaction that I have had with a dog has been a great one, and I love working on skills with dogs to help them become better listeners and learners. All of the staff and volunteers have been so incredibly nice, as well as helpful. The staff and volunteers truly make this such a wonderful experience. Being able to volunteer at RASKC has been an invaluable experience, and I could not imagine doing anything else.”

A proud native of Covington, 23 year-old Trisha has three dogs at home- an American Pit Bull Terrier, a Chihuahua/ Dachshund mix, and a Pomeranian. In addition to getting a lot of exercise with her own dogs and with RASKC dogs, she works as a manager at the Kent Meridian Pool, where she teaches children how to swim.

Trisha also volunteers at Northwest Harvest. Previously she volunteered at Multicare/ Covington Urgent Care and at Grass Lake Elementary School.

Trisha graduated from Kentridge High School, Green River College, and Pacific Lutheran College. She will be seeking her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas- Tyler in order to help children with special needs and to conduct research on neurobehavioral disorders.

Thank you, Trisha!

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