Cheyenne, Wyoming is now equipped with an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to any disaster scene that needs assistance sheltering pets.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in response to natural or civil disasters, joined forces with local American Kennel Club dog clubs and dog lovers to present an emergency trailer to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers help to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared. The trailers house and deliver essential supplies such as fans, lighting and generators; cleaning supplies; maintenance items; and animal care items including crates and carries, AKC Reunite microchips and an AKC Reunite universal microchip scanner as well as bowls, collars and leashes. These supplies can be used as co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets, as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals.

“Our Association is honored to be a part of the group helping to prepare the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for a disaster by bringing them an invaluable tool like the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer”

Robert Fecht ~ President of Cheyenne Animal Shelter

“This is the 66th AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer donated through this incredible program. The trailer will provide critically important resources to help the Cheyenne Animal Shelter quickly care for its citizens and their pets when responding to destructive fires or other natural disasters,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective pet sheltering solutions are crucial during an emergency evacuation or immediately after a disaster, and AKC Reunite is pleased to offer this trailer as a vital tool to assist the shelter when disaster strikes.”

The purchase of the trailer was made possible by donations from the Cheyenne Kennel Club, the Dog Judges Association of America, the Petco Foundation, the Cheyenne Animal Shelter and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

“We are grateful to these AKC dog clubs and AKC Reunite for providing us with such a significant resource for our community,” said Robert Fecht, President of Cheyenne Animal Shelter. “Now our team is better prepared to help pets and pet owners during times of disaster”.

“Our Association is honored to be a part of the group helping to prepare the Cheyenne Animal Shelter for a disaster by bringing them an invaluable tool like the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer,” said Bonnie Spiece, President of the Cheyenne Kennel Club.

“We’re delighted to help bring an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter. The trailer helps assure residents of Cheyenne and surrounding areas that their pets will be safe in the event of a disaster,” said Joe Purkhiser, President of the Dog Judges Association of America.

Individuals, corporations and other interested parties can donate to trailer projects in local areas or across the country. Donations are tax deductible and accepted online. Approved organizations that raise a minimum of $1,000 will have their logo featured on the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer.

Learn more about how to get involved online with AKC Pet Disaster Relief or contact us at 919-816-3980 and relief@akcreunite.org.

2018-02-26T16:09:19+00:00 Categories: Pet Disaster, Relief|