September 14, 2005
The American Kennel Club and AKC Companion Animal Recovery have sent relief teams to shelters in Louisiana and Mississippi to aid canine relief workers.
“We are down here to find out exactly what their immediate needs are and make sure they get the supplies they need,” said Steve Robinson, AKC director of investigations and inspections. “As we visit each shelter we continue to provide much needed supplies like crates, bowls, collars, leashes and other equipment for the dogs.”
The AKC has also set-up a donations exchange database on its website, where people can offer resources, equipment and transportation services to canine survivors and their owners.
AKC/CAR is accepting donations to its relief fund though the AKC website, or via mail. If donating by mail, send to:
AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund
Attn: Ms. Kim Luong
c/o American Kennel Club
260 Madison Avenue – 4th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10016-2401.
Please make checks payable to: AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund.