East of Seattle, Washington lies the affluent suburb of Bellevue. This is the home of Microsoft and a number of other high-tech start-ups, a land where people sip their lattes and drive nice cars. So it isn’t the kind of place that expected to face a moment of shocking brutality and animal cruelty.
"A Voice for Animlas" - Pasado’s Safe Haven
Pasado was a 21-year-old donkey that lived at a park called Kelsey Creek Farm. One night, three teen-aged boys snuck into the park and tried to ride Pasado. When he refused to be ridden, they beat him to death with tree branches.
The community reacted with shock and horror to this tragic event. As a result, a number of caring individuals established Pasado’s Safe Haven, a nonprofit refuge and sanctuary for abused animals. Whether it’s a cow, a dog, a cat, a chicken, a pig, or a donkey, Pasado’s will take it in and give it a safe, loving home. Dozens of volunteers care for the animals.
Pasado’s Safe Haven also works hard to improve the laws against animal cruelty. They believe that no animals should suffer, and they’re taking their message to legislators all across the country.