UPDATED: AKC and AKC CAR Support Companion Animals in Need after Southern Storms

UPDATED: AKC and AKC CAR Support Companion Animals in Need after Southern Storms


The American Kennel Club and AKC Companion Animal Recovery are assisting animal organizations in need after the recent devastating tornadoes in Alabama and the South via the AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund.

Nearly $15,000 in supplies and funds has been donated to seven different organizations so far. Read more about our efforts:

  • Donations of crates, flea/tick prevention, bedding, collars and leads, wormer, nutritional supplement, shampoo and more have been shipped to the Alabama SPCA, Humane Society of West Alabama, Walker County Humane Society and Catoosa Citizens for Animal Care (GA).

  • Members of the Tuscaloosa Kennel Club recently delivered supplies to the Tuscaloosa Metro Animal Shelter on behalf of AKC and AKC CAR, including crates, bowls, leashes and collars and dog food.

  • The Marion/Winston Animal Shelter, supporting Hackleburg and Guin, Alabama, is currently feeding 40 dogs, 8 cats and 20 horses, as well as supplying food to local area families who need it for their own pets. With the group’s dog food supply depleted, AKC and AKC CAR donated $2500 for food, crates and other animal supplies that the shelter will purchase locally.

  • Hale County, located 30 miles south of Tuscaloosa, was hit by two massive tornadoes. As more pets begin to reappear after the storm, Hale County Animal Shelter expects to be inundated with strays. AKC and AKC CAR supplied more than $1000 worth of vaccinations to ensure the health of the animals that come into their care. Shelter contact Dee Sullins was thrilled, saying, “This is just frosting on the cake for us!”

With the recent tornadoes and flooding along the Mississippi, and with hurricane season beginning soon, all companion animal owners are in our thoughts. If you know of AKC clubs or other dog organizations in need of assistance, we encourage you to contact us at 212-696-8228 or communications@akc.org.