The Yelm Veterinary Hospital is hosting a pet adoption event Sunday to benefit children who were orphaned when their mother was killed April 3 in an apparent murder-suicide at their home in Eatonville.

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The Yelm Veterinary Hospital is hosting a pet adoption event Sunday to benefit children who were orphaned when their mother was killed April 3 in an apparent murder-suicide at their home in Eatonville.

Investigators said the slain woman, Yolanda G. Patchin, was allegedly murdered by her live-in boyfriend Hector Estrada. Estrada committed suicide after the shooting, said the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.

Patchin owned Farm by the Pond Kennels on Highway 702 East, between Roy and Eatonville.

According to the Yelm Veterinary Hospital, there are about 70 dogs under the age of five and 30 puppies up for adoption. All dogs are small breeds, as Chihuahua, pugs, toy fox terriers, Pekingese and Pomeranian.

Sunday’s adoption event will be to raise money for the two orphaned Estrada children who are under 18. The family is asking for a $200 donation per animal that will go into an account for the Estrada children.

The Yelm Veterinary Hospital will offer free health examinations of all dogs adopted, free vaccines and other discounted services to the new owners. For information, contact the veterinary hospital at 360-458-7707.