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Kent racks up first pet adoption of 2013

Natalie and Paul Delaurenti of Kent with Crookshanks, the first pet adopted from Regional Animal Services of King County in 2013. - COURTESY PHOTO, Regional Animal Services
Natalie and Paul Delaurenti of Kent with Crookshanks, the first pet adopted from Regional Animal Services of King County in 2013.
— image credit: COURTESY PHOTO, Regional Animal Services

Just after noon Wednesday, Natalie and Paul Delaurenti of Kent adopted Crookshanks, an orange tabby cat. Crookshanks is the first pet adopted from Regional Animal Services of King County in the New Year.

On Monday, Regional Animal Services wrapped up 2012 with the adoption of its 2,500th pet.

“We had a great ending to 2012, and we hope 2013 will be even better,” said Dr. Gene Mueller, Regional Animal Services manager. “We have dozens of wonderful pets waiting to bring love and joy into a new home for the New Year, and for many years to come.”

There is no fee to adopt a cat six months or older, and kittens under six months are $100. Adoption fees for puppies and dogs range from $100 to $250, depending on the age and breed. Adopting a pet from Regional Animal Services includes:

Spay/neuter surgery; microchipping; veterinary health exam; initial vaccinations (including rabies if the pet is over four months old); collar

carrier for cats or leash for dogs; and King County pet license (where applicable).

The King County Pet Adoption Center is at 21615 64th Ave. S. in Kent. The center is open on Monday from 3 to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, or to see pets available for adoption, visit www.kingcounty.gov/pets.

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