The RASKCAL Reporter| Issue # 58| December 2021

The RASKCAL Reporter

In this Issue:                                                                                            December 2021

RASKC honors Volunteer of the Month: Chris Riesgaard

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Meet Chris! RASKC is extremely happy to honor Chris Riesgaard as Volunteer of the Month.

Of the regularly scheduled Dog Walkers at the shelter now, this Kent resident is currently the longest serving. He started in 2012! Rated top level “red,” Chris mentored quite a number of new volunteers in pre-pandemic days. Super skilled, dedicated, and great to work with, RASKC feels very fortunate to count Chris among our top volunteers. 

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

Limelight shines on Exceptional Youth: Patrycja Amanowicz


Meet Patrycja! RASKC is profoundly pleased to honor Patrycja Amanowicz with Exceptional Youth recognition.

Patrycja arrived in the United States less than five years ago. A resident of Renton, Patrycja has made such a positive impact at RASKC since 2019 both as a Shelter Helper and on the Early Morning Cat Crew.

To read more about Patrycja, click here.

Spotlight on Outstanding New Volunteer: Pam Kocha


Meet Pam! RASKC is honored to recognize Pam Kocha as an Outstanding New Volunteer.

A foster volunteer who has provided innumerable animal transports and the occasional donations delivery, this Federal Way resident has contributed almost 3,000 hours to RASKC since last year.

To read more about Pam, click here.

Pride in Our Partners

The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County

Tacoma Humane

RASKC commends the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County. Starting in 1888, they have grown into one of the state’s largest animal-welfare organizations. They care for about 10,000 pets each year. Other key services include:

  • Reuniting thousands of lost pets with their owners,
  • Providing medical care for ill and injured pets at the shelter, and
  • Offering comprehensive low-cost spay-neuter programs.

The Humane Society for Tacoma and Pierce County advances the welfare of animals and promotes positive relationships between animals and people.

RASKC recently interviewed Communications Manager Lindsey Heaney. To read more, click here.