New Jersey’s Bergen County recently received an AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer.
AKC Pet Disaster Relief, a national program that is dedicated to keeping pets and their owners safe in the aftermath of natural or civil disasters, joined forces with the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs and several national AKC breed clubs to present an emergency trailer to officials from the Bergen County Animal Response Team and the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management.
The purchase of the trailer was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations and grants from the New Jersey Federation of Dog Clubs, AKC Reunite (the nation’s largest non-profit pet ID and recovery service), as well as several other AKC dog clubs.
AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers help to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared.
The trailers house and deliver essential supplies such as fans, lighting and generators; cleaning supplies; maintenance items; and animal care items including crates and carriers, AKC Reunite microchips and an AKC Reunite universal microchip scanner, as well as bowls, collars and leashes.
These supplies can be used as co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets, as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals.