The RASKCAL Reporter| Issue # 55| September 2021

The RASKCAL Reporter

In this Issue:                                                                                            September 2021

RASKC honors Volunteers of the Month: Craig & Cathy Brown

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Meet Cathy and Craig! RASKC is profoundly pleased to honor Craig and Cathy Brown as Volunteers of the Month.

They are among RASKC’s top foster volunteers. Foster Care Coordinator Lori Mason said, “I love them!” Since these Renton residents began in 2012, Cathy and Craig have contributed more than 6,600 hours, mainly fostering- also with animal transports and previously with RASKC’s former program Mission Reunite: Help & Hope for Lost Pets. Their dedication is astounding, and their consistently cheerful attitudes are very infectious!

To read an interview with Craig and Cathy, go to our website or blog.

Limelight sparkles on Exceptional Youth: Brandon Groscost


Meet Brandon!  RASKC is super happy to award Brandon Groscost with Exceptional Youth recognition. Having started on our Cat Meet & Greet Team in 2018, this Kent resident has contributed almost 300 hours. In 2019, Brandon contributed the second-highest number of hours of any member on the team! To read more about Brandon, go to our blog.

Spotlight shines on Outstanding New Volunteer: Jodi Reimer

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Meet Jodi! RASKC is extraordinarily pleased to honor Jodi Reimer as an Outstanding New Volunteer. Since this Federal Way resident began as a foster volunteer last year, Jodi has already contributed over 1,100 hours! She is pictured here with her cat Teddy Tuna.

Since September is Deaf Awareness Month, it’s worth noting that Jodi recently retired from a full-time job coordinating services for families who have infants/toddlers who are deaf/hard of hearing. Now she works part-time providing respite care to families and support to children/teens who have Down Syndrome and/or autism.

To read more about Jodi, including a very fun fact, go to our blog.

Pride in our Partners: NEKO, A Cat Café


RASKC commends NEKO: A Cat Café, which is a unique business that provides space where people can come relax, enjoy coffee, beer, wine and light snacks in the company of adoptable cats. NEKO invites you to bring your friends to happy hour and bring your niece on a weekend morning.

If you’d like to visit NEKO, they highly recommend booking a reservation ahead of time on their website:

You can find NEKO’s flagship café in Seattle’s Capitol Hill ("Cat Hill”) neighborhood usually with about 12 cats from RASKC; the other is located in Bellingham, with about 25 cats from the Whatcom Humane Society.

Owner Caitlin Unsell and her partner Cory James were inspired to open NEKO after living in Japan and Vietnam, where cat cafés are as common as coffee shops are here. To read RASKC’s interview with Caitlin, go to our blog.