AKC Pet Disaster Relief Rolls Out Help
for Pets in Camden County, NJ

Camden County, NJ 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 Camden County Animal Response Team (CART).

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 to AKC Reunite and the various AKC dog clubs for providing us with such a substantial resource for our community.”

Carol Perozzi ~ Camden County Animal Response Team

“This is the 69th trailer donated through the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program. The trailer will provide critically important resources to help the Camden County Animal Response Team quickly care for its citizens and their pets when responding to natural disasters,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective pet sheltering solutions are crucial during an emergency evacuation or immediately following a disaster, and AKC Reunite is pleased to offer this trailer as a vital tool to assist the shelter if disaster strikes.”

The purchase of the trailer was made possible by donations from the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs, Ramapo Kennel Club, Collie Club of Northern New Jersey, Gloucester County Kennel Club, Afghan Hound Club of Northern New Jersey, Burlington County Kennel Club, Southern New Jersey Cocker Spaniel Club, and National Capital Bearded Collie Club, Country Pet Lodge, Evesham Vet Clinic and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

“We are grateful to AKC Reunite and the various AKC dog clubs for providing us with such a substantial resource for our community,” said Carol Perozzi, of the Camden County Animal Response Team. “Now our organization is better prepared to help pets and pet owners during times of disaster”.

“Our Association is thrilled to be a part of the group to bring such an invaluable tool like the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to the Camden County Animal Response Team,” said Jeff Ball of the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs. “The trailer will equip their team with the tools necessary to 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.

2019-04-17T14:12:10+00:00 Categories: Pet Disaster, Relief|