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Yakima Humane Society Cools Off for a Cause

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- The Humane Society in Yakima is drying off after a day at the pool.

Sunday they hosted the 7th annual Paws In The Pool fundraiser at Franklin Pool in Yakima.

The event is put on every year through a partnership with the Parks and Recreation Department in Yakima.

The event was free for the four legged participants, their owners had to pay the general admission to get in to the pool.

Event organizers said this event is for all dogs, and the money raised really helps the animals out.

"Every size from little Chihuahuas to St. Bernards have come in and we are super excited as Yakima Humane Society to be invited because all the donations that are given today go to shelter pet care, and our spay and neuter program, so the community comes out in force and we absolutely love it, said Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, Erica Seaver-Engel.

Organizers said every year; more people show up and donate.  In the past they have raised $300 to $400 at the fundraiser.

The event ran from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon where dogs got to hang out with each other and cool off while their owners donated for a cause.