Pets & People … Under a new ‘Woof’

Yukon-based humane society now occupies new 7,782 SF adoption center

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Pets & People staff and volunteers celebrate last weekend’s move to a new 7,782-square foot adoption center near N.W. 4th and Morgan Road: Animal care technicians Asayla Wells and Hannah Cavin, volunteer Kim Payne (an Independence school teacher), and Pets & People Executive Director Amy Young. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

A vehicle caravan last weekend carried animals from the old Yukon animal shelter to Pets & People Humane Society’s new adoption center.

Several dozen dogs and cats have been moved to the newly renovated facility near Morgan Road and N.W. 4th in eastern Canadian County.

“This day was a long time coming, but it was worth the wait,” Pets & People Executive Director Amy Young said. “Our new adoption center is so nice – and we’re so excited to finally be here!

“This space represents everything that we believe in. It represents rescuing pets in peril and finding the perfect ‘forever home’ for pets that are homeless. It also encourages foster care for our dogs and cats that we have rescued.”

Morgan Brand is the operations manager at the Pets & People Humane Society Adoption Center, 9753 N.W. 4th in eastern Canadian County. The new site features a 6,100 square foot warehouse and 1,682 square foot office area. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

Pets & People has left the old City of Yukon animal shelter, 701 Inla, where it had occupied space for nearly 25 years.

Renovations recently were finished on Pets & People’s new adoption center, 9753 N.W. 4th.

The move was delayed several weeks for final inspections by the City of Oklahoma City.

The 7,782 square foot building, on the east side of Morgan Road between Reno and N.W. 10th, features a 1,682 square foot office area downstairs and a 6,100 square foot warehouse.

“We have space for 30 dogs and 30 cats,” Young reported.

Pets & People’s board signed a lease on its future home last fall. Earlier this year, the board hired Morgan Brand as operations manager for the adoption center.

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Pets & People’s new place will be more than a nice space to house dogs and cats seeking new homes.

Pets & People staff member Cindy Bollinger on April 3 carries one of the dogs offered for adoption into a vehicle for a “caravan” of animals from the old Yukon animal shelter to the local humane society’s new adoption center. (Photo by Nellie Hedrick)

“We plan to provide training courses for people who are adopting for the first time,” Young shared.

“By the end of April, we also hope to have our Pets & People boutique open selling merchandise and apparel.”

A no-kill humane society and animal rescue, Pets & People has saved some 58,000 dogs and cats over the past 30 years. More than 1,000 animals were adopted in 2020 alone.
Pets & People offers “curbside” adoptions. Regular adoption fees are $135 for dogs and $85 for cats.

All animals are microchipped and spayed/neutered to prevent further pet homelessness. Dogs and cats are heartworm tested and vaccinated before being adopted.

As a non-profit, the humane society relies on donations, grants and fund-raisers to operate.
View pets for adoption at www.petsandpeople.com or Pets & People’s Facebook page.

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