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face-to-face to determine where assistance is needed most.

“AKC® and AKC/CAR have already sent thousands of supplies to the region and continue to send shipments as soon as requests come in,” said AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung. “No request is too small and we urge clubs and shelters to call us or contact us on our website with requests.Additionally, I’d like to thank all the members ofAKC clubs who have volunteered their time and donated their money to the relief effort.”

The AKC immediately set-up a donations exchange database on its website at www.akc.org where people can list resources, equipment, and transportation offers to those canine victims and their owners.

Clubs and shelters in need of assistance can check the AKC website home page, contact us at seekhelp@akc.org or 1-800-252-7894.

Contributions made to the AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund are used to immediately purchase needed equipment and supplies and deliver them directly to contact centers. 100 percent of your donation goes to helping dogs in need. If you wish to make a fully tax-deductible donation, you may send it to the AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund at the address below or visit the AKC website at www.akc.org

AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund Attn: Ms. Kim Luong c/o American Kennel Club 260 Madison Avenue – 4th Floor New York, NY 10016-2401 AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund 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 animals orphaned or displaced as a result of natural or civil disasters.

AKC and AKC/CAR Send First Relief Shipment to Gulf States and Launch Web-Based Donation Exchange Tuesday, September 06, 2005

  • 100 Percent of Donated Dollars Goes To The Dogs -

The American Kennel Club (AKC®) and affiliated organization AKC Companion Animal Recovery continue relief efforts with a shipment of bowls, crates and exercise pens to the Louisiana State University Veterinary School staging area in Baton Rouge in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. For people wanting to volunteer much needed equipment, housing and personal resources, such as foster

homes and offers of transporting dogs, AKC has set up a web-based donation exchange on its website at www.akc.org

“As is our tradition, AKC will take whatever steps are necessary to do what is in the best interests of helping dogs in need,” said AKC Chairman Ron Menaker.

“AKC® and AKC/CAR want concerned animal lovers to know that 100 percent of donated funds go directly to helping animals with no funds used for administrative purposes,” said AKC President and CEO Dennis B. Sprung. “The AKC family is a vast network of clubs, club members and individuals from around the country who have opened their hearts to helping dogs that have been lost, displaced or injured by Hurricane Katrina. As an organization we will continue to send whatever supplies are needed to help in our relief mission.”

In addition, AKC launched a donations exchange database on its website www.akc.org with “Need Help?” or “Want to help?” buttons on its home page. People can list resources, equipment, and transportation offers to those canine victims and their owners in the devastation in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and in Texas and Florida where relief efforts are underway. So far, we have an outpouring of relief from many people including a homeowner with a spare bedroom for a family with pets to offers of fostering dogs with medical needs to driving animals to a shelter. Those in need of such assistance can search the database by state.

AKC is a “club of clubs” with nearly 5,000 member, licensed, and affiliated clubs with thousands of volunteers across the country ready to help the dogs affected by the disaster. While donations are paramount on everyone’s mind now, relief efforts will continue for weeks and months. AKC clubs are coming forward donating portions of their proceeds from dog shows, collecting funds at their AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day events at the grassroots level.

As always, since the terror struck dogs and their owners just over a week ago, AKC continues to work with its club delegates, presidents and secretaries with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Louisiana State University Veterinary School, the Houston Kennel Club and the Florida Association of Kennel Clubs to provide aid where it is needed most.

We continue to post updates to our website. Clubs, shelters, or individuals in need of assistance can check the AKC website home page or contact us at seekhelp@akc.org or 1-800-252-7894.

Contributions made to the AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund are used to immediately purchase needed

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