AKC Reunite, North America’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service and an affiliated organization of the American Kennel Club (AKC), has donated $1,500 to the Friends of Rowlett, a non-profit Texas organization that is providing supplies and assistance to pets displaced in the area.
AKC Reunite also donated 50 microchips with pre-paid enrollments for owners.
“Our mission at AKC Reunite is to help alleviate some of the concern during a disaster,” Tom Sharp, CEO of AKC Reunite. “Through our AKC Pet Disaster Relief Program, we are able to keep pets with their families and provide some comfort during these very difficult times.”
AKC Reunite donates funds and AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers to help save pets and reunite them with their owners in communities affected by natural disasters. Following the recent tornadoes and brutal storms in Texas, local club members recommended reaching out to the Friends of Rowlett and the Rowlett Animal Shelter, both of which are organizations based in Rowlett, Texas, where the storm had done considerable damage.
“When we learned about Rowlett Animal Shelter’s efforts, we wanted to assist them with the pets that were displaced from the storm,” said Dallas Harsa, director of sales and business development at AKC Reunite. “Thanks to AKC Club Members across the country, AKC Reunite has a national informational network to find out about local needs when disasters strike.”