AKC Pet Disaster Relief Rolls Out Help for Pets in Harford County, Maryland

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, just donated another AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer -- this time to Harford County, Maryland.

Members of the Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club presented the trailer to officials from Harford County Department of Emergency Services in a ceremony held this week at the agency’s headquarters.

AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers help to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared. Co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets, as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals can be created. The trailers house and deliver essential supplies such as fans, lighting and generators; cleaning supplies; maintenance items; and animal care items including crates and carries, microchips and a scanner as well as bowls, collars and leashes.

Thanks to Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club, Harford County DES, the American Lhasa Apso Club, the American Spaniel Club Foundation and The Norfolk Terrier Club for donating the funds to make this trailer possible. YOU can also get involved with AKC Pet Disaster Relief!

Learn how http://www.akcreunite.org/relief/ or contact AKC Reunite at 919-816-3980 and relief@akcreunite.org.