AKC Pet Disaster Relief Rolls Out Help for Pets in Colleton County, SC

Colleton County, SC 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 Colleton County Animal & Environmental Control.

“We are indebted to the Columbia Kennel Club and AKC Reunite for providing us with the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to help our community during a disaster.”

Laura Clark ~ Colleton County Animal & Environmental Control

The AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers help to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets during the first 72 hours after a disaster is declared. The trailers house and deliver essential animal care items including crates and carriers, AKC Reunite microchips and an AKC Reunite universal microchip scanner, bowls, collars and leashes as well as fans, lighting and a generator, cleaning supplies and maintenance items. 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 is the 67th trailer donated through the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program. The trailer will provide critically important resources to help the Colleton County Animal & Environmental Control team quickly care for its community 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 Columbia Kennel Club and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

“We are indebted to the Columbia Kennel Club and AKC Reunite for providing us with the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to help our community during a disaster,” said Laura Clark, of the Colleton County Animal & Environmental Control.

“The Columbia Kennel Club is honored to be part of the solution to pet disaster relief in Colleton County,” said Shelly Pyle of the Columbia Kennel Club. “The AKC Pet Disaster Releif Trailer will equip their team with the tools necessary to assist people and pets in times of disaster”.

Learn more about how to get involved online with AKC Pet Disaster Relief or contact us at 919-816-3980 and relief@akcreunite.org.

2019-12-10T10:17:01+00:00 Categories: Pet Disaster, Relief|