Regional Animal Services of King County's service area includes all unincorporated areas of King County and 25 contracting cities. For service, please call 206-296-PETS (7387) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening animal-related emergency, call 9-1-1.
Animal control field officers respond to the following requests:
- Vicious animal complaints
- Cruelty investigations
- Animal bites
- Injured animal rescues
- Law enforcement agency calls for assistance
- Loose livestock on roadways
- Aggressive or sick animal pickup
Searching for a lost pet is heartbreaking and stressful. Read about tips for finding lost pets (PDF) and visit the King County Pet Adoption Center, and all other local shelters, frequently to have the best chances of being reunited.
You can also post a free classified ad on Petfinder.com, search for strays on PetHarbor.com, or contact Missing Pet Partnership of Seattle (external links).
A pet license is one of the easiest and fastest ways to help your lost pet find its way home again.
Regional Animal Services of King County accepts stray pets over the counter at the King County Pet Adoption Center. For questions, call 206-296-PETS (7387). If the pet is wearing a pet license or an ID tag and if you feel comfortable enough with the animal to check the information, contact the owner directly. If you found a licensed pet after business hours, call the number on the license to get contact information for the owner through the automated "fetch your pet" program.
Veterinary clinics: If you have a microchip scanner, and can obtain the code number, you can use the AAHA Pet Microchip Lookup tool to identify the owner of a stray pet.
Please read the Information to Consider (PDF) when you think you need to surrender a pet.
We take in surrendered animals by reservation only, based on our available cage/kennel space each day. Please call 206-296-PETS (7387) to make a surrender reservation. Our reservations fill up quickly each morning. Our call center opens at 8:30 a.m. Monday through Friday, and we can fill reservations for that day only based on available space.
On average, when you surrender a pet it costs King County around $300 per animal for vaccinations, food, boarding, and veterinary care. Anything you can donate to cover costs when you surrender an animal is greatly appreciated. If we are unable to take additional surrendered animals that day, call center staff will be able to provide you with a list of other local shelters who may be able to take owner-surrender animals.
If you are encountering issues with someone else's pet, please read tips about communicating with the pet owner (PDF) before you send the complaint.
Complaint submittal options:
- Fill out and email a completed complaint form (PDF) to email@example.com.
- Call 206-296-PETS (7387), extension 24, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Download, print, and mail or fax a hard-copy complaint form to:
- Mail: Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC), 21615 64th Ave. S, Kent, WA 98032
- Fax: 206-205-8043
Our Frequently Asked Questions page answers common questions such as, "Do you rescue cats trapped in trees?" and "What can you tell me about microchips?" If you cannot find the information you are looking for on our website, please call 206-296-PETS (7387) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See our regulations page for answers to frequently asked animal enforcement questions, and to view helpful information about pet regulations in King County. Find information about how many pets you are allowed to have, the common reasons animals may be impounded, rules in parks, and pet licensing requirements.
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