Image courtesy Regional Animal Services of King County.

Image courtesy Regional Animal Services of King County.

County to visit Enumclaw, ensuring pets are licensed

There are many places in town where you can purchase a license.

King County staff will soon be visiting Enumclaw neighborhoods, touting the benefits of pet licensing while also ensuring that household pets are property licensed.

Staff from Regional Animal Services of King County will spend several weekends in and around Enumclaw, beginning July 20.

Pet owners should be aware that all cats and dogs eight weeks or older in the RASKC service area are required to be licensed with King County.

While canvassing local neighborhoods, if a RASKC representative finds an unlicensed pet, they will not issue a citation. Instead, they will provide a free temporary license, which provides pet owners time to purchase a permanent license. RASKC staff will not ask for nor accept money at the door for pet licenses.

It should be easy to spot the King County representatives, who wear county ID badges, RASKC logo shirts or jackets and carry business cards and pet licensing documents.

Information passed along by the Enumclaw Police Department notes that RASKC employees are expected to follow strict guidelines regarding professional conduct. For example, they will not peer in windows or over fences looking for pets. They will knock on doors to speak to an adult resident of the home and, if no one is available, staff will leave information at the door to let residents know a RASKC representative stopped by.

As part of the RASKC process, employees note the benefits to licensing a pet. First and foremost, licensed pets are far more likely to be returned to their owner, should they become separated. License fees also directly support RASKC’s mission to help animals in the area, including investigating animal cruelty, reuniting stray pets with families and overseeing the adoption of thousands of pets to “forever homes” every year.

King County pet licenses can be purchased online, by mail, or in person at more than 70 locations throughout the RASKC area. Annual licensing fees are $5 for a pet less than six months old; $30 for a pet that has been spayed or neutered (proof is required); and $60 for those that have not been spayed or neutered. Fees are reduced to $15 if the owner is 65 or older or disabled and the pet has been spayed or neutered.

In this area, pet licenses can be purchased at:

• Enumclaw City Hall, 1339 Griffin Ave, 360-825-3591;

• QFC, 1009 Monroe St. in Enumclaw, 360-825-5155;

• Black Diamond City Hall, 24301 Roberts Dr., 360-886-5700.

Anyone with questions is encouraged to visit:

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