Raleigh, NC — AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program spearheaded by AKC Reunite and dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, wildfires and other natural or civil disasters, today donated its first-ever trailer in the state of Maryland. Members of the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club presented the trailer to officials from Cecil County Department of Emergency Services in a ceremony at the Cecil County Administration Building. "This new trailer will allow us to [...]
Raleigh, NC — AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of tornadoes, floods, wildfires and other natural or civil disasters, presented its first-ever trailer in the state of Tennessee to officials from Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management Agency today. "We want to help our local community be prepared to help people and their pets for any disaster and its aftermath" Nancy Pearl, Chattanooga Kennel Club Corresponding Secretary AKC [...]
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the recent tornadoes in the Midwest. The American Kennel Club and AKC Reunite are reaching out to AKC clubs and animal organizations in the area and stand ready to assist. The AKC Reunite Canine Support and Relief Fund can provide resources, support and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for pets displaced as a result of natural or civil disasters like these [...]
AKC Reunite Canine Support and Relief Fund Helps New Jersey Search and Rescue Organize Training Event
The Wall Street Journal chronicled some of the good our grants can do. With the funds provided by AKC Reunite Canine Support and Relief Fund, an intensive two-day training event was organized by the New Jersey Search and Rescue (NJSAR). Over 40 volunteer K9 teams from across the nation participated in the weekend of intensive water-search training. Read full article and watch video here.
The AKC Reunite Canine Support and Relief Fund recently awarded $413,000 in grants, the majority to K-9 Search and Rescue (SAR) teams. Since 2002, AKC Reunite has proudly supported the crucial role these volunteers play during natural disasters and other emergencies. The unique talents of a highly trained canine and its handler often make the difference between life and death for a missing person, heroism we have witnessed this week during the ongoing Oklahoma tornado [...]