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

Orangeburg 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 Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter.

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 sincerely appreciate the Columbia Kennel Club and AKC Reunite for providing us with such a substantial resource for our community.”

Dana Lang ~ Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter

“This is the 71st AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer donated through this incredible program. The trailer will provide critically important resources to help the Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter 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 after a disaster, and AKC Reunite is pleased to offer this trailer as a vital tool to assist this organization 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 sincerely appreciate the Columbia Kennel Club and AKC Reunite for providing us with such a substantial resource for our community,” said Dana Lang, of the Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter. “Now our team is better prepared to help people and pets during times of disaster”.

“Our Association is honored to help supply the Orangeburg County Animal Control and Shelter with such an invaluable tool like the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer,” said Shelly Pyle of the Columbia Kennel Club. “The trailer will equip the county 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.

2019-04-17T14:12:46+00:00 Categories: Pet Disaster, Relief|