AKC Pet Disaster Relief Rolls Out Help
for Pets in Brevard County, FL

Brevard County, FL 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 Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services..

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.

“We are grateful beyond measure to AKC Reunite and the AKC dog clubs for providing us with such an important tool for our community.”

Joe Hellebrand ~ Director of Animal Services of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

“This is the 70th trailer donated through the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program. The trailer will provide crucial resources to help the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services quickly assist its people and their pets when responding to natural disasters,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective pet sheltering solutions are vital during an emergency evacuation or immediately following a disaster, and AKC Reunite is pleased to offer this trailer as a vital tool for the Brevard County Community.”

The purchase of the trailer was made possible by donations from the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs, the Greater Ocala Dog Club, the Brevard County Kennel Club, the American Bullmastiff Association, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

“We are grateful beyond measure to AKC Reunite and the AKC dog clubs for providing us with such an important tool for our community,” said Joe Hellebrand, Director of Animal Services of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. “Our team is now better equipped to help pets and pet owners if disaster strikes”.

“Our association is thrilled to be a part of the group to bring such an important resource like the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services,” said Edna Corney, President of the Brevard Kennel Club. “The trailer will help with the organization assist their community in times of disaster”.

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.

2019-04-17T14:13:34+00:00 Categories: Pet Disaster, Relief|