AKC Pet Disaster Relief Rolls Out Help for Pets in Greenville
Greenville County Animal Care is now equipped with a state-of-the-art AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer that will be available to dispatch to disaster scenes that need assistance sheltering pets. The Greenville Kennel Club and the Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club joined forces with AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program spearheaded by AKC dog clubs and AKC Reunite, to raise more than $22,000 for the emergency trailer.
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.
“This new trailer will allow us to set up extensive emergency shelters to assist pet owners during future natural disasters.”
Melissa Ericksen ~ PPWCC Secretary
“This trailer will provide animal care services during the first critical hours if a disaster ever hits Greenville 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.”
“American Kennel Club dog clubs are dedicated to keeping the pets in our community happy and healthy. We recognized AKC Pet Disaster Relief as a new way to accomplish this goal, and our members jumped at the chance to bring this important new resource to Greenville,” said Linda Ayers Turner Knorr, AKC Delegate from the Greenville Kennel Club.
“The Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club is pleased to donate to this project so that this emergency response trailer is available for our area,” said PPWCC Secretary Melissa Ericksen. “It is our hope that this shelter will provide meaningful support during difficult times of disaster and be a valuable resource for local pet owners if the need ever arises.”
“This new trailer will allow us to set up extensive emergency shelters to assist pet owners during future natural disasters,” said Shelly Simmons of Greenville County Animal Care. “Thank you to these AKC dog clubs and AKC Reunite for helping us offer a safe place to house our pets during emergencies.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.