Support Australian Dog Fanciers Affected by Wildfire Tragedy!

Support Australian Dog Fanciers Affected by Wildfire Tragedy!

The wildfires currently racing throughout Australia have killed more than 180 people, burned 1,100 square miles of land, destroyed more than 750 homes and left 5,000 people homeless. These firestorms, spurred on by record heat and drought and 60 mph winds are the deadliest-ever in Australian history.

Many dog fanciers and pet owners have lost everything in the blazes and are now left without their homes, kennels or the basic essentials needed for daily life. Hundreds more people and pets throughout the country have been displaced.

The American Kennel Club has made a donation to the Australian National Kennel Council to assist in their efforts to provide supplies and assistance to the Australian dog fanciers affected by the wildfires.

The American Kennel Club and AKC Companion Animal Recovery send our condolences to Australians during this horrific time.

The Australian National Kennel Council has planned an International Virtual Dog Show to raise money for the wildfire victims. Supporters can enter their dogs in a variety of categories, with all proceeds going to support the wildfire victims.

To enter the virtual show and for more information on the current situation and how you can help, click here.