Pets in Stark County, Ohio and the surrounding areas will be a little safer now that the Stark County Dog Warden 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.

The trailer’s purchase was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations from the members of the ten local Ohio dog clubs and three national dog clubs, including the Marion Ohio Kennel Club, Central Ohio Kennel Club, Mid-Ohio Owner Handler Association, Fulton County Ohio Kennel Club, Dayton Kennel Club, Columbus All Breed Training Club, Dan Emmett Kennel Club, Ashtabula Kennel Club, Central Ohio Shetland Sheepdog Association, Licking River Kennel Club, Dalmatian Club of America, Mastiff Club of America and Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, as well as AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

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

Jon Barber ~ Stark County Dog Warden

“This trailer will provide animal care services during the first critical hours if a disaster ever hits Stark 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 Stark County and their pets during an emergency or disaster,” said Jon Barber, Stark County Dog Warden. “We thank our local dog clubs for their hard work in raising the donated funds to make it possible to have an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer in our area.”

“Local AKC kennel club members in the area 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 Jon Green, Delegate from the Central Ohio 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: , |