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West Seattle Herald Friday, January 28, 2011 15 County Animal Services offers opportunities to help By Ty Swenson Many animal shelters across the nation have a 72-hour policy. If a dog, cat ... even a lizard lands in the shelter and is not adopted within that 72-hour period they are often euthanized. Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) takes a dif- ferent approach, according to Kent operations manager Eric Swansen. "'We have a commitment here," he said. "We will not euthanize an adoptable animal, end of story?' The term, "adoptable animal," means some animals are still euth- anized, generally for dangerously aggressive behavior or untreatable illness, but their policy means many animals are kept at the Kent shelter until a family is found. The policy also means Animal Services is always in need of volun- teers, foster parents and donations to keep the animals healthy and adopt- able. Animal Services has been under the watchful eye of King County Executive (and West Seattleite) Dow Constantine since he took his posi- tion in 2009. "He really has a strong affinity for animal welfare," Swansen said of Constantine. "He takes it very seri- ously and I think that has translated into his personal efforts that he has made behind the scenes with cities to make this partnership (between cities and King County to operate shelters) work." Helping through donations The two most popular funds for Animal Services are the Benevo- lent Pets Fund and the Angel Fund. according to Swansen. Donations to Benevolent Pets are put towards the greatest needs of the shelter at any given time. Angel Fund donations are used to fund surgeries and medical care to make animals adoptable. "We will guarantee that that money is going to be used to pro- vide medical treatment that would make the animal adoptable" Swans- en said. "Otherwise, it might be a fatal illness or condition for the ani- mal?' "Sometimes heroic measures need to be taken to save an animal and get it to the point of being adoptable," he added. Swansen and King County Exec- utive Services communications manager Paula Adams shared a recent success story from the Angel Fund. Molly, a 5-year-old stray Labra- dor mix, came to the Kent shelter in early January after falling out of a Jeep and breaking her hind left leg in Auburn. It quickly became appar- ent to shelter staff that Molly would not recover unless she had surgery. Angel Funds were used to pay for a board-certified veterinary specialist to repair Molly's leg. Adams took a photo of Molly for this story (at top) and reported back, "I was struck by the fact that she has fully recovered - there is no evi- dence in her walk or mannerisms that she was ever injured. We expect Molly to pass her final vet check this week ~md then she will be ready for adoption?' Molly did pass that final vet cheek and she is ready for adoption. Her information can be found at www. petharbor.com. Use Animal ID# A050941 to find Molly. Donation information can be found at RASKC's website, http:// www.kingcounty.gov/safety/region- alAnimalServices/DonateVolunteer. -~spx. -~ ...... Helping through volunteerism Sarah Luthens, manager of vol- unteer services for RASKC, said the Kent shelter is always in need of more volunteers, from walking dogs or cuddling cats at the shelter to becoming temporary foster par- ents. "We always have a tremendous need for foster volunteers," Luthens said. "What they do is they tempo- rarily take care of one of the animals in their own home. They virtually expand the shelter's walls and some- times dogs or cats or kittens just need a break from the shelter espe- cially if they are recovering from some type of illness (like a cold). "It is so much better for them to find a little patch of sunlight in someone's living room for a few weeks and get in top condition so they can be adopted out," she added. Luthens said she is proud of the care animals receive at the shelter, "but the nurturance of someone's home is almost always better for a cat with the sniffles than the shel- ter." Foster volunteers always have first crack at permanently adopt- ing animals that spend time in their home, Lutbens said. Luthens and Swansen said the help volunteers provide is invaluable in changing shelter animals' fives. "One of the things that really sets us apart is we have volunteers that will spend time walking these dogs, playing with them, trying to under- stand a little bit about them so they are even more adoptable, even bet- ter socialized, even better suited for a new family and that's something that I think everybody can be proud of." Swansen said. RASKC offers Foster Animals 101 Training several times a month Molly, a 5-year-old Labrador mix who is up for adoption at the Kent animal shelter, poses for the camera after a full recovery from surgery on her broken hind leg. Molly's surgery was paid for by donations to Regional Animal Services of King County's Angel Fund. at the Kent shelter and the schedule can always be found at their website, http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/ regionalAnimalServices/DonateVol- unteer.aspx. The next session is on Jan. 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Kent Shelter. Luthens said the 90-minute train- ing session is taught by a veteri- narian tech who covers the ins and outs of fostering an animal in one's home. selection process for picking the right animal, animal care and all the services provided by the shelter during foster care including food and fitter boxes. "We have a real commitment to providing the best support for our foster volunteers," Luthens said. "It is a great thing, ff we could get some folks from White Center and West Seattle that would be wonder- ful.'" Ty Swenson can be reached at policeblotter @robinsonnews.com. 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Provided by Senior Service in partnership with King County Metro. legals@robinsonnews,com P U B L I C N OTI C E S Legal/Public Notices must be received no later than 12 p,m. on Friday IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING NO: 10-4-07058-1KNT PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 In the matter of the estate of: PATRICIA K. HERBERT, Deceased. THE CO-PERSONAL REPRESEN- TATIVES NAMED BELOW has been appointed as Co-pe(sona~ representatives of this estate. Any person having a clain~ against the decedent musL be- fore the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise ap- plicable statute o1 limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Co- personal /epresentatives or the Co-personal representatives' at- torney at the address stated be- low a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate pro- ceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Co-personal representatives serve(~ or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020 (3); or (2~ four months after the date of first Publication of the qotice If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is for- ever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is ef- fective as to claims against both the decedent's nrobate and non- probate assets. Date of firsl oublication: January 21 2011 Co-Personal Representatives: Joseph Cory Herbert Barbara Jean (Herbert) Nevin Attorney for the Co-Personal Representatives: JAMES M. EECKHOUDT WSBA # 5602 Address for Mailing or Services: 9832 15th Ave SW Seattle. WA 98106 Court of probate proceedings and Cause Number: King County Superior Court 10-4-07058-1KNT Published m the West Seattle Herald on January 21, 28. Feb- ruary 4, 2011. # 2433 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOB THE COUNTY OF KING NO: 11-4-O0612-1SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is for- ever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is ef- fective as to claims against both the decedent's probate and non- probate assets. IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING NO: 11-4-O0619-8KNT PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame the claim is for- ever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and F~CW 11.40.060. This bar is ef- fective as to claims against both the decedent's probate and non- probate assets. In the matter of the estate of: In the matter of the estate of: ANN L. HARRIS, Date of first publication: RUTH A. WRIGHT, Date of first publication: Deceased. January 28. 2011 Deceased. January 28, 2011 THE PERSONAL REPRESENTA- TIVE NAMED BELOW has been appointed as personal repre-, PersonalRepresentative: Susan E. Keil sentative of this estate. Any Attoroey for the Personal person having a claim against Representative: the decedent must, before the JAMES G. BARNECUT time the claim would be barredWSBA# 7571 by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present Address for Mailing or Services: the claim in the manner as pro- 4826 California Avenue SW vided in RCW 11.40.070 by serv- Seattle. WA 98116 mg on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal Court of probate proceedings representative's attorney at the ~ and Cause Number: address stated below a copy ofKing County Superior Court the claim and filing the original of 11-4-00612-1SEA the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were Published in the West Seattle commenced. The claim must be Herald on January 28. February presented within the later of: (1) 4.11. 2011 Thirty days after the personal # 2434 representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as pro- vided under RCW 11.40.020 (3); THE PERSONAL REPRESENTA- PersonaIRepresentative: TIME NAMED BELOW has been Marilyn Condon appointed as personal repre- sentative of this estate. Any Attorney forthePersonal person having a claim against Representative: the decedent must before the COURTLANDT. SHAFER time the claim would be barredWSBA# 22000 by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as pro- vided in RCW 11.40.070 by serv- ing on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative's attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in whic/1 the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as pro- vided under RCW 11.40.020 (3); Address for Mailing or Services: 9832 15th Avenue SW Seattle. WA 98106 Court of probate proceedings and Cause Number: King County Superior Court 11-4-O0619-8KNT Published in the West Seattle Herald on January 28, February 4.11 2011. # 2435 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KITSAP NO: 11-4-00051-5 PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 vided under RCW tl.40.020 I3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. I! the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is for- ever barred, exceot as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is ef- fective as to claims against both the dacadant's probate and non- In the matter of the estate of: probate assets. NORMA L. REID, fka NORMA L. MOON, Date of first publication: Deceased January 28, 2011 THE PERSONAL REPRESENTA- PersonaIRepresentative: TIME NAMED BELOW has been Donna Jackson appointed as personal repre- sentative of this estate. Any Attorney for the Personal person having a claim against Representative: the decedent must, before the JEFFREYL.TOLMAN time the claim would be barredWSBA # 8001 by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present Address for Mailing or Services: the claim in the manner as pro- 18925 Front Street NE vided in RCW 11.40.070 by serv- P.O. BOX 851 ing on or mailing to the personal Poulsbo. WA 98370 representative or the personal representative's attorney at the Court of probate proceedings address stated below a copy ofand Cause Number: the claim and filing the original of Kitsap County Superior Court the claim with the court in which 11-4-00051-5 the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be Published in the West Seattle presented within the later of: (1) Herald on January 28, February Thirty days after the personal4, 11, 2011. representative served or mailed # 2436 the notice to the creditor as pro-