By Conrad Dudderar
More than 200 beloved canines were pampered during an annual Yukon animal welfare benefit.
Hundreds of pet owners came out Sunday, Sept. 12 to support Pets & People Humane Society at the 11th annual “Pawsitively Pampered Dog Wash, Grooming & Vendor Event” in the YNB Parkway parking lot.
The event raised $8,751.69 for Pets & People, after expenses.
“We had 203 dog washes, 87 grooms, 186 nails (clipped), 24 glands, and one polish,” event co-chair Peggy Nichols reported.
That’s 16 more dogs than were washed during the 2020 event.
“We had an incredible group of volunteers, vendors and customers,” said Nichols, a Pets & People board member.
There are 143 volunteers who contributed, many representing local clubs, businesses and organizations.
AND THAT’S NOT ALL…
Some 40 vendor booths were featured at the Sept. 12th dog wash, offering everything from home and kitchen goods to jewelry and dog accessories. Several food trucks were there to satisfy attendees’ appetites.
Event organizers thanked YNB, Fairfield Inn & Suites and Pawtopia for their help.
All proceeds from the Sunday dog wash benefit Pets & People, which operates a no-kill animal rescue and adoption center in eastern Canadian County.
The funds raised will be used to buy needed items for its new facility near N.W. 4th and Morgan Road.
The non-profit humane society has saved more than 56,000 dogs and cats since 1992.
The next big event for Pets & People is an annual benefit auction. Stay tuned for more details.