Pets & People leaders to speak to Canadian County Democrats July 8
YUKON, Okla. – The public is invited to hear Pets & People Humane Society Vice President Amy Young and Board Member Peggy Nichols speak at the Canadian County Democrats’ monthly meeting from 7 -8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8.
Seating will be first come, first served at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard.
Young and Nichols will focus on the Yukon-based organization’s successful pet rescue work and plans for a new rescue center building.
Pets & People will hold a Benchwarmer Adoption Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, July 13, at the facility currently shared by the humane society and Yukon City Shelter at 701 Inla in Yukon. They will waive adoption fees at this promotion for dogs that have been in the shelter longer than six months. Volunteers have invited Coit’s and Kona Ice food trucks, and planned kids activities. Donations will be accepted to help fund Pets & People’s new rescue center building.
“We have worked really hard to update the organization’s bylaws, shelter policies, re-establish a positive relationship with the City of Yukon, and gain new supporters and partnerships,” Young said. “A new, completely independent Pets and People Rescue Center has been a dream of the organization for a long time, and we are at that point of being able to make that happen!
“The most exciting part of this endeavor is being able to save more animals and really support Canadian County’s animals,” Young said.
“Pets & People has rescued and found responsible homes for abandoned pets in Canadian County for more than 25 years,” Canadian County Secretary Shirley Burton said. “We invite the public to join us as we find out more about this outstanding organization and their lifesaving work in our community.”
Pets & People is a 501(c)3 non-profit, no-kill humane society that rescues adoptable cats and dogs from municipal animal control facilities across Oklahoma on the day they are to be euthanized. They provide a safe harbor until pets are adopted into responsible, loving homes.
Pets are all vet checked, given appropriate vaccinations, microchipped, tested for various diseases, given preventative medications, spayed or neutered help end the vicious cycle of homeless pets.
Since beginning this mission in 1993, Pets & People has rescued and placed more than 55,000 dogs and cats.
The Canadian County Democrats regularly meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month except December at the Yukon Police Department, 100 S. Ranchwood Boulevard. For additional information about the Canadian County Democrats, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-326-3600.
Caption: People Humane Society Vice President Amy Young (left) and Board Member Peggy Nichols speak at the Canadian County Democrats’ monthly meeting from 7 -8:30 p.m. on Monday, July 8. Everyone in the community is invited to find out more about the humane society at this free event.