Need a pet? County animal shelter waiving fees for first hundred visitors Saturday in Rachel Ray Challenge

Regional Animal Services of King County is kicking off its participation in the national ASPCA Rachel Ray $100K Challenge this Saturday, June 1 with a special pet adoption event.

Adoption fees will be waived for the first 100 people to adopt a cat or dog starting at noon this Saturday. If you’ve been considering pet adoption, now is the time to visit the King County Pet Adoption Center at 21615 64th Ave. S.E. in Kent.

Regular adoption fees for kittens are $100. Adoption fees for dogs and puppies range from $100 to $250. More information about pet adoption in King County is available on the King County Regional Animal Services website at

According to the ASPCA, “An estimated 3 to 4 million animals die in shelters every year.” Now is your chance to help save an animal’s life and adopt a new member of the family.

The $100K Challenge is a national competition promoted by Rachel Ray and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to inspire animal shelters to increase pet adoptions and save more animals’ lives. The competition will run through August 31, raising funds to provide grants to shelters.

To learn more about the $100K Challenge, visit the ASPCA website at


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