Canadian County humane society launches membership drive

To support rescue mission, Pets & People conducts raffle for chance to win Cancun trip

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By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Canadian County’s premier humane society is launching a membership drive to further its mission to save homeless pets.

Meanwhile, Yukon-area animal lovers can demonstrate their support by entering a raffle for a chance to win a trip to Cancun.

Pets & People executive director Amy Young

Pets & People Humane Society has rescued more than 600 cats and dogs in 2021, according to executive director Amy Brooks Young.

“Our membership drive is a way for our supporters to make a one-time gift or monthly recurring gift to support our rescue mission and new adoption center,” Young said. “This effort also benefits our foster families as they take care of pets, while helping us pay vet bills and cover the cost of our rescue van.

“With that membership, you are saying you want to support Pets & People in 2022 for all the great work that we’re going to do.”

Pets & People has seen an “incredible” response since opening its own no-kill adoption center near N.W. 4th and Morgan Road, Young added.

“People absolutely love the new facility and adoption rooms, and the highest standard of care we provide. It definitely has the feel of a ‘doggie day care’, not a shelter.”

Pets & People on April 1 moved into a 7,782-square foot leased building at 9733 N.W. 4th Street in eastern Canadian County. For more than 20 years, the humane society had shared space in the old City of Yukon animal shelter.

Pets & People still maintains a three-acre dog park just west of the city’s animal control facility, 701 Inla.

Normal adoption fees are $130 for dogs/puppies and $85 for cats/kittens.

Pets & People works with the Bissell Pet Foundation to offer regular $25 adoption specials.

Twelve dogs and nine cats were adopted during the most recent “Empty the Shelters” event Oct. 4-10.

“Certainly 21 adoptions in one week is super great,” Young said.

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TIME FOR A VACATION?

Pets & People hopes to raise $25,000 in a raffle for a seven-day, six-night stay for two at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico.

“$25,000 will help us tremendously,” Young said. “What’s fantastic is that we receive the support directly as people donate online. It’s a very good investment.”

Raffle chances are $20 each, three for $50 and seven for $100.

A drawing will be Dec. 16 and the winner will be announced Dec. 20. Find more details at www.petsandpeople.com

“We are so excited about the progress we have made this past year,” Young wrote in a letter to Pets & People supporters. “Even through the challenges we have faced, we have continued our mission, moved into our new adoption center, and provided exceptional care to our pets that we rescue.”

Canadian County’s non-profit humane society has saved more than 56,000 dogs and cats since 1992.

In 2020, Pets & People adopted 998 animals and rescued another 152 pets that were moved to specific rescues across the country.

Pets & People offers adoptions by appointment only. All pets are spay/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.

Learn more by visiting www.petsandpeople.com or calling (405) 367-7156.

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