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AKC continues to offer assistance in Florida after hurricanes Charley and Frances - Fanciers Brace for Hurricane Ivan

The American Kennel Club (AKC), through its affiliate organization AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC/CAR), continues to work closely with The Florida Association of Kennel Clubs (FAKC), to make supplies and offer other assistance to the areas affected by Hurricanes Charley and Frances. With Hurricane Ivan expected to hit the Florida Panhandle sometime Thursday, assistance continues to be urgently needed.

Most recently, the AKC sent crates to Vero Beach Humane Society, which was hard hit by Hurricane Frances.

“In one of the most dangerous hurricane seasons in recent memory, the AKC remains committed to offering assistance to the dogs affected by these storms,” said Dennis B. Sprung, AKC president and CEO. “The Florida Association of Kennel Clubs continues to be instrumental in mobilizing supplies to the areas of Florida with the greatest needs.”

To date, significant donations of water, microchips, scanners, crates, a water purifier, space blankets, leashes, collars, fencing, batteries, flashlights and film have been made by AKC and AKC/CAR to various locations in the Florida area.

DONATIONS

Monetary donations are greatly appreciated. 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 made to AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund 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 towards helping the victims of the Florida disaster.

AKC/CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund

American Kennel Club

260 Madison Avenue – 4 th Floor

New York, NY 10016-2401

AKC/CAR 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 animal orphaned or displaces as a result of natural or civil disasters.

You may also send tax-deductible donations to:

The Florida Association of Kennel Clubs

c/o Diane Albers

401 Cardinal Oaks
Lake Mary, FL 32746