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AKC registration papers are just some of the many items lost by those whose homes have been destroyed or damaged by the California wildfires. The good news is that the AKC can provide assistance to replace lost or damaged paperwork on registered dogs or litters.

If you need replacement paperwork on your dog/dogs, including AKC Registration Certificates, DNA Certificates and official AKC Pedigrees, please contact the AKC for assistance. We will be happy to work with you to reissue necessary documents.

Please submit your request in writing and include as much information about the dogs or litters in question as possible, such as dog's registered name, date of birth, sire and dam names and ownership information. Be sure to include your name, an address, telephone number and, if possible, an email address where you can be reached.

Mail requests to:

David Roberts
AKC Customer Service
5580 Centerview Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606
Fax: 919-816-4420

AKC Board Members Visits Shelters

On Monday, November 3rd, Dr. Carmen Battaglia visited the Escondido Humane Society which was evacuated briefly last week as fires just a few hundred feet away threatened the building. Dr. Battaglia toured the facility and delivered scanners and microchips. The shelter is housing and caring for animals that fled the fire and is treating many for burns and smoke inhalation.

The second stop for Dr. Battaglia was Hanger 3 at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino. This facility is housing pets that belong to families that have been evacuated. More than 300 animals have been housed at this facility, many with equipment provided by AKC and its partners. Dr. Battaglia toured the facility and spoke with volunteers and pet owners about their needs.

Also yesterday, Dr. Battaglia also delivered scanners and microchips to the San Bernardino Animal Control offices.

On Tuesday, November 4th, Dr. Battaglia visited the North County Humane Society in Oceanside, CA, the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter in Rancho Santa Fe, and the El Cajon Animal Shelter in El Cajon. In El Cajon, he met with Eileen Ward, a fire victim who recovered her dog “Annie” thanks to Annie's microchip ID.