RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AKC Reunite, the nation's largest non-profit pet microchip and recovery service company, has announced that it will infuse $200,000 more in funds to complement money raised by AKC clubs throughout the country for the AKC Pet Disaster Relief program. AKC Reunite and AKC clubs have raised over $1,000,000 dollars and donated 52 pet disaster relief equipment trailers to first responders around the country. Each trailer has crates, a generator, pet microchips, medical and other supplies to safely house pets in a shelter during an emergency.
During Hurricane Matthew and its aftermath, the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers have been deployed for Polk County, FL; Greenville, SC; Pamlico County, NC; and Cumberland County, NC which is currently in the news for the massive flooding affecting the area.
AKC Reunite President Tom Sharp and staff members Dallas Harsa and Morgan Jones visited the emergency pet shelter in Hope Mills, NC and Cumberland County Animal Control where a trailer is currently deployed, offering additional assistance to replenish supplies that were used during Hurricane Matthew.
AKC Reunite has also assisted with a $5,000 donation to Lenoir County SPCA and has donated over $3500 worth of equipment, including 29 crates, 50 microchips and a microchip scanner to newly afflicted Edgecombe County as of October 13th.
"Our hearts go out to those affected by this disaster," said President Sharp. "Providing AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers fully stocked with necessary pet sheltering supplies to emergency responders before disasters strike allows them have a plan in place to help people and their pets. With the equipment we supply, emergency responders can open pet shelters for people and their pets during an evacuation, getting both the people and the pets out of harm's way. The American Kennel Club, AKC Reunite, and AKC dog clubs throughout the country donate time, money and energy to help pets."
To find out more about the program, and donate to help, go to https://www.akcreunite.org/pdr/
The way home for lost pets.
AKC Reunite, an affiliate of the American Kennel Club®, is the largest non-profit pet microchip and recovery service provider in the United States. Since 1995 AKC Reunite has helped pet owners reunite with their lost animals via identification and 24/7 pet recovery specialists, enrolling over 6 million companion animals and recovering more than 475,000 lost pets. AKC Reunite microchips are a popular choice of pet professionals throughout the country for permanent pet identification.
The AKC Reunite Canine Support and Relief Fund has donated more than $6 million since 2001 for disaster preparedness and relief causes that impact our nation's pets. AKC Reunite also provides free recovery service enrollment for all active service, military, and law enforcement K-9 dogs. For more
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