Fayetteville, NC —AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program spearheaded by AKC Reunite and AKC dog clubs that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, wildfires and other natural or civil disasters, presented an emergency trailer to officials in Cumberland County, North Carolina.
“Moore County Kennel Club is proud to join their neighbor club Fayetteville Kennel Club and AKC Reunite in providing an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer for Cumberland County Emergency Services”
Karolynne McAteer, President of the Moore County Kennel Club
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 trailer’s purchase was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations from the members of Fayetteville Kennel Club, Moore County Kennel Club and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.
“This trailer donated today will provide animal care services during the first critical hours if a disaster ever hits Cumberland County 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.”
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.
“Moore County Kennel Club is proud to join their neighbor club Fayetteville Kennel Club and AKC Reunite in providing an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer for Cumberland County Emergency Services,” said Karolynne McAteer, President of the Moore County Kennel Club. “In addition to providing a safe haven for pets in Cumberland County, we hope this helps pet owners make good decisions for their own safety, knowing that their animals will have safe accommodation, food and water at the ready.”
“Thank you to AKC Reunite, the Fayetteville Kennel Club, and the Moore County Kennel Club for their dedication and hard work in raising the donated funds to make it possible to have an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer in Cumberland County,” said Tim Mitchell, Deputy Director of Cumberland County Emergency Services. “The trailer will provide a much-needed resource for Emergency Services to help the citizens of Cumberland County and their pets during an emergency or disaster.”
“The AKC kennel clubs in this area wanted to make it easier for our local community to help pet owners in times of disaster, so our club members are very proud to donate this AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer to Cumberland County to assist in their future response efforts,” said Fayetteville Kennel Club President Bob Richardson.
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.