It's called K9 Foundation Yakima Valley. The non-profit was created to support Yakima County law enforcement agencies K-9 programs and foundation officials are hoping for your continued support.

The foundation supported Trex and is hoping you'll help replace him

After the loss of the Yakima Police Department's K9 Trex, the foundation is hoping to help agencies gain another K9 officer. The founder of the K9 Foundation Yakima Valley, Fern Hart says it's been a hugely successful year and she's thankful for the many contributions people have made to support K9 officers in Yakima.

You can help today by giving at the foundation 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 cadaver dog in the Yakima County Coroners Office.
The foundation supports those K9's but Hart says because of the size of the county and the calls for service they answer the departments need more K9's. Hart says they need 5 to 6 working K9's.
Each working K9 costs thousands of dollars. That's where you can help. You can donate on the k9foundation Facebook page and 100% of the donations go directly to the foundation. You can find the foundation on Facebook

Did you know K9's need your support? They depend on private donations

Hart says she started the foundation after learning that unlike many other law enforcement agencies around the country, Yakima County depends upon private donations to fund local K9 programs. Hart says it's been a big eye opener for you about how many people love dogs and support local law enforcement.
If you donate all your money stays here in the Yakima Valley to support a lot of agencies which include the Yakima County Sheriff's and Yakima City Police Department's K9 Programs.

You can find more information and get involved today

If you give to the foundation your donations will go to food, medical bills, training tools, continued training, as well as the purchasing and training for new K9's for agencies in the Yakima Valley.
You can give on Facebook or learn more at

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