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Updated Information — 4:30 PM, 9.22.04

New York, NY – In the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, the American Kennel Club (AKC) and AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC/CAR), are working closely with the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs (FAKC) to help animals in areas of Alabama and North Carolina. The AKC is in the process of coordinating large donations of flea and tick products to animal shelters in Hendersonville, NC and Dothan, AL.

Recently, the AKC also sent dozens of crates to the Vero Beach Humane Society and Citrus Animal Services in Inverness, FL.

“The AKC continues to assist The Florida Association of Kennel Clubs by expanding relief efforts to animals in need, not only in Florida but in North Carolina and Alabama as well,” said Dennis B. Sprung, AKC president and CEO. “There is still a great number of displaced animals in those areas and we are committed to helping in any way we can.”

To date, significant donations of water, microchips, scanners, crates, a water purifier, space blankets, leashes, collars, fencing, batteries, flashlights and film have been made by AKC and AKC/CAR.

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated. If you wish to make a tax-deductible donation, you may send it to the AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund at the address below. Contributions are used to immediately purchase needed equipment and supplies and deliver them directly to contact centers. Please note on the check that monies should go towards helping the victims of natural disasters.

AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund
American Kennel Club
260 Madison Avenue – 4th Floor
New York, NY 10016-2401

AKC/CAR is a permanent charitable fund which provides resources, support and other assistance to not-for-profit animal shelters and similar not-for-profit organizations providing care for domestic animal orphaned or displaces as a result of natural or civil disasters.

You may also send tax-deductible donations to:

The Florida Association of Kennel Clubs
c/o Diane Albers
401 Cardinal Oaks
Lake Mary, FL 32746