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AKC and Westminster Kennel Club Donate $20,000 To Sandy Fund To Help Those Affected By Hurricane And Future Disasters

(Thursday, November 08, 2012)

In support of the people and their pets affected by Hurricane Sandy, the American Kennel Club Humane Fund, Inc. and The Westminster Kennel Club have each donated $10,000 to the Humane Fund’s newly-created “Sandy Fund.” This $20,000 grant and other donations to the Sandy Fund will assist organizations that provide support and services for dogs and owners faced with the challenges of natural disaster.

“We look forward to helping pets and their owners get back on their feet in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” said Seán McCarthy, Westminster Kennel Club President. “I encourage all dog lovers to donate to the fund to help fellow pet owners in need.”

“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” grants money to AKC clubs and affiliated organizations looking to provide assistance for pets and their owners in their hometowns 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 can donate online. Please mark your donation as for the Sandy Fund.

Checks or money orders can be sent to:

The American Kennel Club Humane Fund, Inc.
Attn: Daphna Straus
260 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016-2401
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