Congressman Walter Jones (R - NC, 3rd District) visited the AKC Operations Center in Raleigh, NC on...
Congressman Walter Jones (R - NC, 3rd District) visited the AKC Operations Center in Raleigh, NC on Thursday, July 8th after hearing about the American Kennel Club’s effort to send much-needed supplies to war dogs and handlers deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Called Project 7-4, the AKC Community Events Team asked employees in each department to fill as many flat-rate shipping boxes as possible with supplies from a list provided by the US War Dog Association. With so many dog lovers involved, the project took off quickly! Due to some friendly inter-departmental competition, requests for shipping boxes have escalated and departmental store rooms are currently filled with bones, toiletries and Doggles (canine goggles).
Congressman Jones, who was responsible for introducing legislation to authorize the establishment of a national war dog monument, greeted employees and their dogs as he toured the AKC building. His visit concluded with a meet and greet with members of the Community Events Team and senior management.
"I had no idea the AKC was involved in so many wonderful efforts!" the Congressman shared. He encouraged the AKC to continue to support those – both humans and dogs - who are willing to pay the ultimate price for America’s freedom. "I am so impressed with what the AKC is doing that I am going to speak about it on the floor of Congress."