The Daily Courier in Arizona previewed the recent dog shows hosted by the Prescott Arizona Kennel Club, including a special mention about the display of an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer over the weekend.
From The Daily Courier:
"A special event this year will be the unveiling on Saturday afternoon of the Arizona Humane Society AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer, an emergency trailer that helps create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared.
The Prescott Arizona Kennel Club gave money to assist in the building and equipping of the new van, which can provide additional help in future situations all over the state. The van will be on display throughout the weekend." (Read more.)
The trailer’s purchase was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations and grants from local Arizona and national dog organizations, including Arizona Toy Dog Fanciers, Prescott Arizona Kennel Club, Coyote Classic Dog Shows, Sporting Dog Association of Arizona, Scottsdale Dog Fanciers Association, Cavalier King Charles Club of Central Arizona, Superstition Kennel Club, the English Setter Association of America and the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America; individuals Mimi Brown, Bud Lake and Randy Brewer; and AKC Reunite, non-profit pet identification and recovery service.
The trailers house and deliver essential supplies such as fans, lighting and generators; cleaning supplies; maintenance items; and animal care items including crates and carriers, AKC Reunite microchips and an AKC Reunite universal microchip scanner, as well as bowls, collars and leashes. These supplies can be used as co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets, as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals.