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Yakima Valley Pet Rescue and Adoption Center is a nonprofit, no-kill pet rescue organization led by dedicated volunteers. They save homeless and neglected dogs and cats from around the Yakima Valley and beyond, and find them loving, happy homes.
Now in its 12th year, YVPR has helped save the lives of more than 10,000 dogs and cats. But the group needs your help.

On Saturday (March 28), YVPR will hold a chili feed and cook-off at the Yakima Armory on 26th and Ahtanum from 4-8 p.m. to raise needed funds for their operation. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door and kids 5 and under get in free. Price includes all-you-can-eat chili, cornbread, soft drinks and dessert and you can vote on your favorite in the cook-off contest.

The event will include a 50/50 raffle, live auction items and live entertainment as well as a prize for the best 12th Man-themed costume contest.

Tickets are available at The Coffee Shoppe (34th and Nob Hill), PETCO (1201 E. Washington Ave.) or by emailing cats@yvpr.org