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AKC Pet Disaster Rolls Out First Trailer in Oklahoma

(Monday, August 25, 2014)

AKC Pet Disaster Relief presented its first trailer in the state of Oklahoma last week to officials from McClain County Emergency Management/McClain County Animal Response Team.

The purchase was made possible by $22,000 in donations and grants from Town and Country Kennel Club, Sooner State Kennel Club, West Central Oklahoma Kennel Club, Canadian Valley Kennel Club and the Oklahoma-based Onofrio Dog Shows, as well as national organizations like the Bulldog Club of America, the Old English Sheepdog Club of America, and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service.

“This trailer will provide animal care services during the first critical hours after a disaster, such as the terrible tornado that hit nearby Moore, OK last year,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO. “Safe, effective pet sheltering solutions in times of disaster are incredibly important, and AKC Reunite is helping communities across the nation prepare by mobilizing AKC Pet Disaster Relief.”

This is the ninth trailer donated since the inception of AKC Pet Disaster Relief. Eleven more trailers will be donated to communities across the US in the coming months.

Learn more about you can get involved in AKC Pet Disaster Relief at www.akcreunite.org/relief.


McClain County Emergency Manager Ed Cravens with Bulldog Club of America member Bob Newcomb and the new trailer.


Many emergency managers from across the state came out and looked at the trailer. They are now aware
that it is available to them in the time immediately following a disaster.


McClain County Animal Response Team members showing and telling other emergency managers about
AKC Reunite and the AKC clubs that donated the trailer.

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