New York, NY
– The American Kennel Club (AKC) and AKC Companion Animal
Recovery (AKC/CAR) continue to work closely with the Florida Association
of Kennel Clubs (FAKC) to assist animals affected by Hurricane Ivan.
Since Hurricane Jeanne hit the Florida coast this past weekend,
animals in the southeast region of the U.S. continue to be at risk.
This week the AKC made large donations of flea and
tick products to animal shelters in Hendersonville, NC and Dothan,
AL and recently 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. “We continue
to monitor the situation with Hurricane Jeanne very carefully and
are prepared to assist wherever there is a need.”
To date, significant donations of nwater, microchips,
scanners, crates, a water purifier, space blankets, leashes, collars,
fencing, batteries, flashlights and film have been made by AKC and
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 toward 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-forprofit 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
c/o Diane Albers
401 Cardinal Oaks
Lake Mary, FL 32746