Madison County Receives an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer
Pets in Madison County and surrounding areas of Indiana will be a little safer now that Madison County Emergency Management Agency & Department of Homeland Security Office has obtained its own AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer. The Pet Disaster Relief trailer will help us create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets.
The trailer purchase was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations and grants from local Indiana and national dog organizations, including the Anderson Kennel Club, Muncie Kennel Club, Anderson Obedience Training Club, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Tibetan Terrier Club of America, Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit identification and recovery service.
“Thank you to AKC Reunite, and all of the canine clubs for their dedication and hard work in raising the donated funds to make this trailer a reality.”
Tom Ecker ~ Executive Director Madison County EMA
“This trailer will provide animal care services during the first critical hours if a major disaster ever strikes Madison County or the State of Indiana,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective 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.”
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.
“Thank you to AKC Reunite, and all of the canine clubs for their dedication and hard work in raising the donated funds to make this trailer a reality in Madison County” said Tom Ecker, Executive Director Madison County EMA.
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.