A mix of strays and animals ready for adoption at the Seattle Animal Shelter on Saturday. The shelter has taken in hundreds of mistreated pets this year, many from a recent animal cruelty case from West Seattle.  (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Animals are ready for adoption at the Seattle Animal Shelter, where hundreds of mistreated pets have been taken in this year. (Amanda Snyder / The Seattle Times)
Crime

Animal cruelty cases spike in King County; prosecutors and service organizations consider pandemic’s role

Experts say the coronavirus pandemic has created a "pressure-cooker situation" that has been hard on the community's mental health, and anger is taken out on vulnerable animals.  VIEW

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