AKC Pet Disaster Trailer Deployments 2018-08-31T10:14:34+00:00

AKC PET DISASTER RELIEF
TRAILER DEPLOYMENTS

AKC Pet Disaster Relief helps communities across the country be prepared to keep people with their pets during disasters. This donation program provides local Emergency Management teams the crucial supplies needed to set-up safe sheltering options for its citizens’ pets during an evacuation. No longer do pet owners need to risk staying harm’s way. With AKC Pet Disaster Relief, people can have a safe place to go with their pet.

LYNCHBURG, VA

August 2-4, 2018 | Responded to Flooding

Trailer Recipient: Regional Animal Response Team Lynchburg, VA

In response to flash flooding and potential breach of the College Lake Dam, Chief Ryan Ball, the Lynchburg’s Regional Animal Response Team and the American Red Cross set up a co-location shelter for evacuated people and their pets EC Glass High School. The pet sheltering accommodations were possible because of Lynchburg’s donated AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer equipment.

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JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR

July 23, 2018 | Responded to Grave Creek and Taylor Fire

Trailer Recipient: Josephine County Animal Protection and Regulation

Josephine County Animal Protection and Regulation deployed its AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer with assistance from Shelter Friends in Josephine County. The team is available in the floral building at the Josephine County Fairgrounds to make this traumatic experience as smooth as possible for evacuees. The shelter will be staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week until there is no longer a need. We hope that you do not have to evacuate with your animals, but help and care is available for them if needed.

ST. LOUIS, MO

June, 2018 | Responded to Extreme High Temperatures

Trailer Recipient: St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management

St. Louis County Office of Emergency Management deployed their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to partner with cooling stations set up to combat the high temperatures.

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SOMERSET COUNTY, NJ

March, 2018 | Responded to Extended Power Outages

Trailer Recipient: Somerset County Animal Response Team

The Somerset County Animal Response Team AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed to Raritan Valley Community College to set up a shelter due to extended power outages from winter storms.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA

December 7, 2017 | San Diego “Lilac Fire”

Trailer Recipient: San Diego County Animal Services

San Diego County Animal Services is coordinating animal evacuation and sheltering efforts in response to the fires. They have three AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers staged and ready to assist. For assistance evacuating horses and livestock, call County Animal Services dispatch at 619-236-2341.

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VENTURA COUNTY, CA

December 5, 2017 | Responded to Thomas Fires

Trailer Recipient: Ventura County Animal Services

Ventura County Animal Services deployed their two AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailers to the Ventura County Fairgrounds to assist in the California wildfire evacuations offering shelter to 120 displaced pets.

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HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

October 10, 2017 | Responded to California Wildfires

Trailer Recipient: SoCal Animal Response Team

The SoCal Animal Response Team deployed their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to assist in the California wildfire evacuations. Both dogs and cats found shelter during this evacuation.

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CEDAR HILL, TX

September 2017 | Responded to Hurricane Harvey

Trailer Recipient: Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center

The Tri-City Animal Shelter & Adoption Center AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed to help the Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. They deployed to Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center then moved on to assist more displaced animals in the Port Arthur, TX flooding aftermath.

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FORT WORTH, TX

September 2017 | Responded to Hurricane Harvey

Trailer Recipient: City of Fort Worth Animal Care and Control

The City of Fort Worth Animal Care and Control deployed their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to the Fort Worth Wilkerson Facility Emergency Shelter to help the Hurricane Harvey evacuees care for their pets.

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LEBANON, TN

September 2017 | Responded to Hurricane Harvey

Trailer Recipient: Wilson County Animal Response Team

The Wilson County Animal Response Team traveled to Rockport, TX with their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to assist with the Hurricane Harvey sheltering. They were deployed through a direct request by the Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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WINTER HAVEN, FL

September 2017 | Responded to Hurricane Irma

Trailer Recipient: Polk County Sherriff’s Office

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office deployed their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to assist with the Hurricane Irma evacuations. They utilized the trailer at two of the off-site public shelters that were pet-friendly. 619 animals were helped between the two shelters.

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SAN DIEGO, CA

February 2017 | Responded to Flooding

Trailer Recipient: County of San Diego Dept. of Animal Services

The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services deployed their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to assist flood victims in February 2017.

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LEBANON, TN

November 29, 2016 | Responded to Gatlinburg, TN Fires

Trailer Recipient: Wilson County Animal Response Team

The Wilson County Animal Response Team AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed to the Rocky Top Sportsplex to assist the Hamilton County Disaster Animal Response Team with their relief efforts due to the Gatlinburg, TN Fire evacuations.

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CLEVELAND, TN

November 29, 2016 | Responded to Gatlinburg, TN Fires

Trailer Recipient: Cleveland-Bradley Emergency Management

The Cleveland-Bradley County Emergency Management AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed to assist Eastern Tennessee with animal sheltering after the Gatlinburg, TN Fires. Dozens of pets, plus eagles and hawks from Dollywood sought sanctuary at the site with the supplies from the trailer.

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BAYBORO, NC

October 7, 2016 – October 9, 2016 | Responded to Hurricane Matthew/Flooding

Trailer Recipient: Pamlico County Emergency Management

The Pamlico County Emergency Management AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed to assist the Hurricane Matthew Evacuations.

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC

October 7, 2016 – October 11, 2016 | Responded to Hurricane Matthew/Flooding

Trailer Recipient: Cumberland County Emergency Services

The Cumberland County Emergency Services AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer deployed to Southview High School as well as Smith Recreation Center to assist the residents and pets of Cumberland County due to Hurricane Matthew Evacuations.

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GREENVILLE, SC

October 7, 2016 – October 9, 2016 | Responded to Hurricane Matthew/Flooding

Trailer Recipient: Greenville County Animal Care

The Greenville County Animal Care gave 44 crates from their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to their neighboring county of Spartanburg, SC to assist them with their pet sheltering due to Hurricane Matthew.

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WINTER HAVEN, FL

October 7, 2016 – October 9, 2016 | Responded to Hurricane Matthew/Flooding

Trailer Recipient: Polk County Sherriff’s Office

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office used crates from their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to assist 113 people, dozens of dogs and cats and even a 2-foot lizard during Hurricane Matthew Flooding.

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC

September 30, 2016 | Responded to Flooding

Trailer Recipient: Cumberland County Emergency Services

Due to the flooding in Cumberland County, the Cumberland County Emergency Services AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was set up at the Spring Lake Recreation Center to assist flood victims and their pets.

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ANDERSON, IN

August 25, 2016 | Responded to a Tornado

Trailer Recipient: Madison County Emergency Management & Homeland Security

The Madison County Animal Response Team AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer deployed to set up a pet shelter beside the Red Cross at the Kokomo Event & Conference Center in response to the August 2016 Tornadoes.

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SAN DIEGO, CA

June 20, 2016 | Responded to a Wildfire

Trailer Recipient: County of San Diego Dept. of Animal Services

The County of San Diego Department of Animal Services AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed in response to the Border Fire in July 2016. They evacuated 145 animals, fed and watered over 600 animals that were sheltered in place, delivered supplies to a local in the community who served as a donation site for residents that didn’t evacuate, and provided supplies to the Red Cross evacuation centers for people with animals.

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PHOENIX, AZ

June 16, 2016 | Responded to a Wildfire

Trailer Recipient: Arizona Humane Society

The Arizona Humane Society deployed their AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer to the Holbrook High School to assist in the Tenderfoot Fire Evacuations. In addition to sheltering pets, they helped reunite four pets that were displaced from their owners during the blaze.

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SACRAMENTO, CA

September 11, 2015 | Responded to a Wildfire

Trailer Recipient: Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter

The Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed to assist Amador County Officials with evacuations due to California Wildfires.

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ELKTON, MD

June 24, 2014 | Responded to a Electrical Fire

Trailer Recipient: Cecil County Department of Emergency Services

The Cecil County Department of Emergency Services AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer was deployed to assist in evacuations of a senior housing apartment building fire.