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With wildfires ravaging regions of California, the American Kennel Club (AKC) wants to make sure that both humans and pets are given the resources necessary to stay safe during this devastating time.

Here is some useful information on disaster preparedness and response, how you can help, and what AKC is doing for dogs and people in need.

 What to do With Your Pets

It’s important to remember that your pets are a part of your family, so if you have to evacuate, your animals should go with you. You can find mandatory evacuation and fire containment information for the state of California here.

If you are evacuating and looking for a pet-friendly shelter, click here for a list of locations that accept pets.

Donate

DonateOur AKC Reunite Canine Support & Relief Fund has been established as a charitable fund with the goals of providing resources, support, funds, and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for domestic animals orphaned or displaced as a result of natural or civil disasters. If you’re able to, please consider making a donation to this worthy organization.

AKC Reunite Pet Disaster Relief Trailers

Trailers

AKC Pet Disaster Relief helps local Emergency Management to provide animal care services immediately following a disaster. On November 9, 2018, the Yuba County Office of Emergency Services asked Sacramento County for assistance with animal sheltering at evacuation sites. Their AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer has been deployed to the Yuba-Sutter County Fairgrounds located at 442 Franklin Ave, Yuba City, CA 95991. If you want to assist these evacuated pets, regular animal food and feed/hay for livestock can be dropped off at the fairgrounds “Main Exhibit Hall.”

Get a disaster relief update here.

Resources

Here are some helpful links on how to prepare for a disaster and what to do if you are affected by one.

American Veterinary Medical Association Emergency Preparedness and Response Guide

American Veterinary Medical Association Pets and Disasters

American Veterinary Medical Association Emergency Contact Cards

Dog First Aid Kit Essentials

Do You Have a Disaster Plan for Your Dog?

AKC Reunite: Be Prepared in Case of an Emergency

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