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AKC Humane Fund Creates Sandy Fund to Help Those Affected by Hurricane and Future Disasters

(Monday, November 05, 2012)

After the recent devastation in the northeast caused by Hurricane Sandy, the American Kennel Club Humane Fund has created the “Sandy Fund” to assist organizations that provide support and services for dogs and owners faced with the challenges of natural disaster.

“The AKC is greatly saddened by the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy,” said Dennis Sprung, AKC President and CEO. “The creation of the Sandy Fund will help us do everything we can to assist companion animals and their owners in the region during this trying time and in any future disasters.”

The “Sandy Fund” will allow AKC clubs and affiliated organizations to provide assistance for pets and their owners in their own communities during a time of disaster. The new Fund’s first donation was made to the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club to aid their relief efforts in Staten Island, New York. Clubs interested in applying for a grant to assist local disaster relief outreach can send a request in writing to dxs@akc.org.

Anyone interested in donating to the Sandy Fund please donate here and mark your donation as for the Sandy Fund.