AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program spearheaded by AKC dog clubs and AKC Reunite that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of natural or civil disasters, presented their fourth trailer in San Diego County in a ribbon cutting alongside Chula Vista Mayor Casillas Salas and officials from the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers help to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared. More than 20 dedicated San Diego area AKC dog organizations and dog lovers have been working with area animal shelters to make AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers a reality for the local community. Volunteers raised more than $80,000 to donate the life-saving AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers so that each shelter in the area will now have one at its disposal during emergencies.

“We are happy to work with the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility and emergency management across San Diego county to provide safe havens to house our pets during emergencies, because their safety matters just as much as our own.”

Andrew G. Mills ~ Del Sur Kennel Club

“This trailer donated today will provide animal care services during the first critical hours if a disaster ever hits Chula Vista 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.”

Donations for the Chula Vista trailer came from Bradshaw Superintendent, the Dalmatian Club of San Diego County, Toy Dog Fanciers of North San Diego County, the Bichon Frise Club of San Diego, the Golden Retriever Club of San Diego, the Southwestern Rottweiler Club of San Diego, the Sand and Sea Non-Sporting Association, the San Diego Rhodesian Ridgeback Club, the San Diego Poodle Club Rescue, the Greater San Diego County Whippet Association, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club of Greater San Diego, the All Breed Obedience Club, the Southern California Chihuahua Club, the Cocker Spaniel Club of San Diego, George J & Janet Y Hartmann, Andrew (Gene) & MaryEllen laine Mills, The American Shetland Sheepdog Association Foundation and AKC Reunite.

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.

(VIDEO) AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer Heads to Chula Vista

“We are happy to work with the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility and emergency management across San Diego county to provide safe havens to house our pets during emergencies, because their safety matters just as much as our own,” said Andrew G. Mills of the Del Sur Kennel Club. “All the San Diego area AKC dog clubs are proud to offer peace of mind and comfort to communities when they need it most.”

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|