King County shelter waives adoption fees for adult dogs

May 24, 2011

By Staff

Regional Animal Services of King County is waiving adoption fees for adult dogs through May 31.

The agency’s Kent shelter received numerous arrivals in recent weeks, prompting officials to waive adoption fees.

“Because we don’t euthanize adoptable pets, space can sometimes get tight at the shelter,” agency Manager Ken Nakatsu said in a news release.

Until May 31, the adoption fee for dogs older than 6 months is waived. Owners can take home a pet for just the cost of the license — a savings of $75 to $250.

Pets from Regional Animal Services arrive spayed or neutered, vaccinated, including for rabies, and have received a health exam.

Find available pets at the shelter, 21615 64th Ave. S., or at the Regional Animal Services website, www.kingcounty.gov/pets.

The shelter is also seeking volunteers to provide foster homes for dogs and cats. Volunteers care for pets on a temporary basis at home until the pet is adopted.

People interested in volunteering must complete a fostering application and attend a 90-minute training session. Call 206-296-3946 or email pets@kingcounty.gov to enroll.

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