Pets in Clark County, Washington and the surrounding areas will be a little safer now that the Clark County Animal Protection and Control county has obtained an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer, an emergency trailer that helps create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared.

“This trailer will provide a much-needed resource for our Animal Control to help the citizens of Clark County and their pets during an emergency or disaster.”

Paul Scarpelli ~ Clark County Animal Protection and Control

The trailer’s purchase was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations from the members of the local Greater Clark County Kennel Club, as well as the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Basset Hound Club of America Foundation, Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Field Spaniel Society of America, and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

“This trailer will provide animal care services during the first critical hours if a disaster ever hits Clark County or the surrounding areas,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective pet sheltering solutions in times of disaster are incredibly important, and AKC Reunite is pleased to help communities across the nation prepare by mobilizing AKC Pet Disaster Relief.”

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.

“This trailer will provide a much-needed resource for our Animal Control to help the citizens of Clark County and their pets during an emergency or disaster,” said Paul Scarpelli of Clark County Animal Protection and Control. “We thank Greater Clark County Kennel Club, AKC Reunite and all of the other clubs that contributed for their hard work in raising the donated funds to make it possible to have an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer in our area.”

“Members of the Greater Clark County Kennel Club wanted to make it easier for our local community to help pet owners in times of need, and we’re very proud to donate this AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer to the area to assist in their future response efforts,” said Karen Burgess of the kennel club.

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.

2017-06-20T12:16:13+00:00 Categories: Pet Disaster, Relief|Tags: , |