Local communities, big and small, are required by the PETS ACT
to have a disaster plan that includes pets.
AKC Reunite is not a first responder emergency management organization and we do not have the staff, materials or mandate to deploy to disaster situations. That is why we created the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program in conjunction with AKC clubs. That program donates essential supplies to the local emergency management agencies so they have what is needed to help local pets during disasters.
A critical link in the chain is AKC club members. You are the experienced dog owners who live in the communities affected by disasters. By following the steps below, you can help pull together your club, AKC, AKC Reunite, emergency management, media and other resources to help pets and show the nation the good work you are doing. Join us today by getting involved!