Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC)
Pet Adoption Center
21615 64th Ave. S.
Kent, WA 98032
TTY Relay 711
General Info Pets@kingcounty.gov
Pet Licensing PetLicense@kingcounty.gov
Hours of Operation
Monday: 3 - 6 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: noon - 6 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: noon - 5 p.m.
June 13, 2012
Dogs rest easy at Pet Adoption Center, thanks to Eagle Scout’s gift
Scout project provides 20 new pet beds for dog kennels at centerDogs waiting to be adopted from Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) will be able to rest easier from now on, thanks to an Eagle Scout. Kory Hollingsworth and a fellow Life Scout, Nathan Hansen, delivered 20 dog beds that were built as part of Hollingsworth’s Eagle Scout project. Both young men are members of Troop 392 in Normandy Park. The beds will be used in the dog kennels at the Pet Adoption Center in Kent.
“As a fellow Eagle Scout, I commend Kory for his commitment of time and effort to achieve this highest rank in Scouting, and I thank him for his donation to the pets of our region,” said King County Executive Dow Constantine.
“I wanted to do a project for Regional Animal Services because my dog recently passed away, and I thought it would be a great way to give back to the animal shelter,” Hollingsworth said.
Hollingsworth raised funds for the project through private donations. He then ordered the materials and led the assembly process. Hollingsworth estimates he spent $245 on materials, and also received donations of supplies from Lowe’s Home Improvement in Kent and Rainier Industries.
Eleven Scouts and adult leaders from Troop 392 assisted Hollingsworth with construction of the pet beds. Sean Kent, another Eagle Scout, helped Hollingsworth build a prototype bed, which was then happily tested by Kent’s dog Honey. In all, Hollingsworth and his fellow Scouts spent nearly 80 hours on the project.
The beds, which are slightly raised off the floor, provide better body support and a more comfortable resting place for dogs. They are also easier to clean than traditional pillow-type pet beds, and allow air to circulate around the dog, keeping them cooler in summer.
“Kory is a remarkable young man, and we are grateful for his generous gift,” said RASKC manager Gene Mueller. “The dogs will put these new beds to good use while they wait to go home with their forever families.”
Now is a great time to adopt a dog or cat from RASKC. Several Chihuahuas from an animal hoarding case recently came available for adoption, and June is National Adopt a Shelter Cat Month. Adopting a new pet from RASKC is a great value, and the adoption fee covers a King County pet license (if applicable), microchipping, a health examination, initial vaccinations, and spay/neuter surgery. A list of pets looking for new homes is available at www.kingcounty.gov/pets, or potential adopters can visit the Pet Adoption Center at 21615 64th Ave. S. in Kent. The center is open Monday from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.