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.