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Pets & People to hold electronics recycling fundraiser April 6

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Pets & People Humane Society volunteers are shown during a previous recycle fundraiser. This year, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 1000 Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Pets & People Humane Society volunteers are shown during a previous recycle fundraiser. This year, the event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at 1000 Garth Brooks Blvd. in Yukon. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

YUKON — Pets & People Humane Society will be collecting unwanted electronics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 1000 Garth Brooks Blvd. to raise funds to benefit the Yukon-based humane society.

Volunteers will unload most unwanted electronic items during the annual recycling fundraiser. The group will accept any item with a battery or power cord, except for large appliances and air conditioners.

Most items are free to drop off; however, there is a $20 charge for TVs and $10 for monitors and printers to offset recycling costs for these items.

“We want to provide a valuable service to the community that will reduce the environmental impact on our environment,” said Karen Terry, Pets & People volunteer and event coordinator. ”We accept computers, network and communications equipment, LED and LCD monitors, wires and cables, office equipment, cellphones, gaming consoles, audio and video equipment, batteries and items like registers and scanners.”

The event organizers will protect donors who drop off computers from identity theft by destroying computer hard drive data using U.S. Department of Defense software, a news release stated. Free certificates of destruction are available on request.

Donors will be able to drive through to make donations and not have to get out of their vehicles. They also do not have to be Yukon residents to drop off items, which might be working or not.

Yukon-based Pets and People, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt, charitable organization, has rescued more than 55,000 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

The humane society is launching a building campaign to construct a rescue site and pet adoption center near Yukon’s animal shelter. Pet adoptions now occur from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Yukon Animal Shelter, 701 Inla.

Pets and People’s adoption fees are $130 for dogs and $85 for cats. Fees include spaying or neutering, rabies certification and tags, microchipping and worming. Pets are up to date with other vaccinations and have tested negative for various diseases, including heartworms for dogs and feline leukemia for cats.

For more information about the electronics recycling drive, call or text Karen Terry at 405-249-7199, go to www.petsandpeople.com/ or search Facebook: petsandpeoplehumanesociety.

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