AKC Pet Disaster Relief 2017-09-07T14:58:44+00:00
AKC Pet Disaster Relief

After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, local Emergency Management teams are now required by Federal Law to have readiness plans and resources available to help citizens and their pets in the event of a disaster.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief helps local Emergency Management provide animal care services immediately following a disaster.

SPREADING HELP, ONE PET AT A TIME

The recent storms, flooding and wildfires across the country have been devastating for area residents and their pets. AKC Reunite has donated funds to support the work of shelters and rescues that are saving and reuniting pets with their owners during such disasters. But, it is after recent tragedies like these, the need for emergency preparedness is evident.

AKC Reunite, AKC Clubs, private organizations and pet lovers are working together to help ensure we never again see a pet perched on a rooftop, or swimming through floodwaters, or even worse. We’re working toward accomplishing that goal donating AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers to local Emergency Management teams across the country. All donations from AKC Clubs, private organizations and pet lovers are tax deductible through the AKC Reunite Canine Support and Relief Fund.

SEE HOW IT WORKS

The program’s genesis was in response to the devastation after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 where many people stayed in harm’s way because emergency response plans did not accommodate pets. AKC Pet Disaster Relief’s life-saving trailers will enable local Emergency Management organizations across the country to plan, prepare and respond to disasters that impact people and their pets.

READY TO ROLL OUT HELP

The AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer is stocked with essential supplies to house at least 65 pets the critical first few days after a disaster is declared. The trailer has lighting and is wired for electricity to run off either a generator or 110v power supply.

A generator is on the trailer as well as crates, pet carriers, bowls, collars and leashes, microchips, a microchip scanner, fans, cleaning supplies, maintenance equipment, administrative supplies, training materials and much more to allow emergency personnel to put together co-location or lost-and-found pet shelters.

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KEEPING PETS AND THEIR OWNERS TOGETHER

Dozens of communities across the country are ready to mobilize AKC Pet Disaster Relief, and more are on the way!

WHAT IS AKC PET DISASTER RELIEF?

AKC Pet Disaster Relief assists local Emergency Management planning and response to help people and their pets.

CLUBS & CORPORATE SPONSORS

There are two ways for your organization to get involved with AKC Pet Disaster Relief, and they work hand-in-hand.

LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The AKC Pet Disaster Relief is a grant program that can certainly be a key component to your local disaster planning effort.