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Veterinarian supplies arrive from AKC to the Gonzales, LA staging area where currently more than 1,000 dogs are housed.

AKC sent supplies and fencing to the Louisiana State University staging area in Baton Rouge . Pictured areAKC Director of Investigations and Inspections Steve Robinson, left, and AKC Delegate Susan Hamil, RVT, center, and Associate Director of AKC Companion Animal Recovery Jason Miller at the Louisiana State University SmallAnimal Clinic where Hamil is volunteering her time and expertise to help the animals.

A $25,000 Donation From the AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund Made to Take the Lead to Aid Fanciers

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) and affiliated organization AKC Companion Animal Recovery has sent relief teams to visit local shelters to offer help to local canine relief workers in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Associate Director of AKC/CAR Jason Miller helps relief workers assemble crates sent by AKC/CAR to Lamar- Dixon staging area.

“Offering assistance in this way brings immediate relief to workers caring for dogs and to the pets of the hurricane disaster in that supplies can be shipped directly to the location where there is an urgent need,” saidAKC Chairman Ron Menaker. “We will continue our outreach efforts in this personal and immediate way as well as donate to other organizations, such as our $25,000 donation to Take the Lead Katrina Relief Fund, who are reaching out to people in the fancy in need.”

“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.”

Rocco Buchicchio accepts supplies at the AKC Disaster Relief Van from a fancier at the Somerset Hills Kennel Club dog show in North Branch, NJ on Sept. 10. (Photo- Ashbey)

The teams visited shelters and staging areas housing hundreds of companion animals in Monroe, LA on Wednesday and Jackson, MS on Thursday and are in Baton Rouge and Gonzalez, LA today. Team members on the ground are making every effort to meet with relief workers

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