The RASKCAL Reporter| Issue # 37| March 2020

The RASKCAL Reporter

In this Issue:                                                                                            March 2020

Helping people and pets... together


The importance of helping people and pets together is more important now than ever before. RASKC is adapting new ways to promote pet adoptions and fostering in these challenging times. While RASKC continues to provide services to the public, we are reminding people that many of these services can be accessed from the comfort of your home. To better understand how to access our services online, as well as operational measures we are taking, please take a few minutes to read and share our post “Helping People and Pets... Together."

RASKC honors Volunteer of the Month: Pamela Staehli


Meet Pamela! Pamela is the founder, leader, and organizer for Feral Cat Assistance & Trapping (FCAT). For the past 25 years this all-volunteer organization has been working to limit the population of feral cats through trap, neuter, release, taming, and fostering.  Pamela also fosters for RASKC, providing especially skilled care in transforming feral cats and kittens into adoptable animals. And she is the person who has recruited more foster volunteers to RASKC than any other volunteer. Thank you, Pamela!

To read an interview with Pamela, go to our website or blog.

If you are interested in becoming a RASKC volunteer, foster training and new volunteer orientation will soon be available online.

Limelight shines on Outstanding New Volunteer Dayle Pieper


Meet Dayle! RASKC is very proud to shine the limelight on Outstanding New Volunteer Dayle Pieper. Since she began volunteering for RASKC last year, Dayle stepped up admirably as interim Lead Volunteer for RASKC’s Covington Petco Team and continues as Co-Lead. She engages in exemplary work- reaching out to team members, identifying areas for improvement, offering lots of great and practical suggestions, and maintaining excellent communication with team leaders and RASKC staff. Additionally Dayle has transported countless cats between the shelter and Petco, in addition to her magnificent work as a foster volunteer.

Dayle grew up in Renton. After she graduated from college, she joined the Air Force and did quite a bit of international travelling. When she retired, Dayle returned to Puget Sound to care for her aging parents.

She enjoys volunteering not only for RASKC but also at Elk Run Farm. You can find Dayle there almost every Saturday, planting, harvesting, and enjoying the company of other volunteers. All of the produce from the farm goes to 13 food banks, including the one in Maple Valley.

Dayle also enjoys listening to audiobooks, especially the Harry Potter series, Nero Wolfe stories by Rex Stout, mysteries by Barbara Michaels, and Gary Sinise’s uplifting memoir Grateful American. She reports that Marian Babson’s Murder at the Cat Show is hilarious. Dayle said, “The main character knows nothing about cats, so it’s a lot of fun to ‘discover’ cat behaviors and antics with him, as the rest of the story unfolds."

Dayle takes special pleasure in being part of RASKC's team in Covington that helps people find the pets that will provide fun, comfort, and companionship to adopters.