After the loss of YPD K9 Trex, it’s time to help

It’s called the K9 Yakima Valley Foundation. The nonprofit organization was established to support Yakima County law enforcement agencies’ K-9 programs and foundation officials hope for your continued support.

The foundation supported Trex and hopes you’ll help replace it

After the loss of the K9 Trex from the Yakima Police Department, the foundation hopes to help agencies acquire another K9 officer. K9 Yakima Valley Foundation founder Fern Hart said it has been an extremely successful year and she is grateful for the many contributions people have made to support K9 agents in Yakima.

You can help today by donating on the foundation’s Facebook page

With the loss of Trex, there are currently 3 patrol dogs, 2 in the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office and 1 in the Yakima Police Department and one dead dog in the Yakima County Coroner’s Office.
The foundation supports these K9s, but Hart says that due to the size of the county and the calls for service they respond to, departments need more K9s. Hart says they need 5-6 working K9s.
Each working K9 costs thousands of dollars. This is where you can help. You can donate on the k9foundation Facebook page and 100% of donations go directly to the foundation. You can find the foundation on Facebook

Did you know that K9 needs your support? They depend on private donations

Hart says she started the foundation after learning that, unlike many other law enforcement agencies across the country, Yakima County depends on private donations to fund local K9 programs. Hart says it opened your eyes to how many people love dogs and support local law enforcement.
If you give all your money, stay here in the Yakima Valley to support many agencies, including the Yakima County Sheriff’s and Yakima City Police Department’s K9 programs.

You can find more information and get involved today

If you donate to the foundation, your donations will go towards food, medical expenses, training tools, continuing education, and the purchase and training of new K9s for valley agencies from Yakima.
You can donate on Facebook or find out more at

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