K9 Foundation Yakima Valley Looking forward to 2022
In February of this year, a new non-profit organization was created to support the K9 programs of Yakima County law enforcement agencies. 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.
Private donations make up the bulk of the funds used to support local programs
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. She says the foundation surpassed its fundraising goal of $50,000 this year and she hopes for even greater success in 2022. Hart says it opened her eyes to how many people love dogs and support pets. local law enforcement.
If you donate, Hart says all the money stays in Yakima Valley
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.
Five K9s are now working throughout Yakima County, including Selah Police Dept., Union Gap Police Dept., Grandview Police Dept., Sunnyside Police Dept., and Yakama Nation Tribal Police Dept. Hart says the foundation plans to help purchase a new K9 officer for the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office early next year after Zuza’s retirement from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office. She also hopes to purchase even more K-9 officers so that each agency has 4 K9s available for 24/7 service.
If you donate to the foundation, your donations will go toward food, medical expenses, training tools, continuing education, and the purchase and training of new K9s for valley agencies from Yakima.
You can donate and learn more at www.k9foundationyv.org
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