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1 AKC Pet Disaster Program An exciting way to give back to our community INSERT CLUB LOGO HERE

2 What is AKC Disaster Relief?  AKC Pet Disaster Relief is a trailer stocked with critical supplies that helps local Emergency Management provide animal care services during the first critical hours following a disaster… the time before FEMA support and services are deployed.  AKC Pet Disaster Relief is a trailer stocked with critical supplies that helps local Emergency Management provide animal care services during the first critical hours following a disaster… the time before FEMA support and services are deployed.  Deployment of disaster relief trailers will help put an end to post- disaster tragedies have historically affected pet owners, such as: putting themselves in harm’s way to save a beloved pet, or even losing a family pet during a disaster.  We want every community to be prepared to help people and their pets for any disaster and its aftermath.  We want every community to be prepared to help people and their pets for any disaster and its aftermath.  That is why AKC Reunite is partnering with local AKC Clubs and their affiliates to raise funds to help supply AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers to local Emergency Management.

3 What AKC Reunite hopes to accomplish?  Better community preparedness  More successful local disaster response  Heightened awareness of the importance of disaster preparedness for their pets  Peace of mind for pet owners – Safe, healthy sheltering environment that includes their pets – Happy reunions for separated animals and their human – Safe, healthy sheltering environment that includes their pets – Happy reunions for separated animals and their human companions despite the chaos around them companions despite the chaos around them  Lives will be saved

4 How does it work?

5 Pet Disaster Relief Trailers AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers are stocked with essential, nonperishable necessities for sheltering pets. The supplies can be used to create a safe, temporary home-base for displaced animals.

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7 More about these Trailers?  The AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer is stocked with essential supplies to house at least 65 pets the first 72 hours after a disaster is declared.  The AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer is stocked with essential supplies to house at least 65 pets the first 72 hours after a disaster is declared.  The trailer has lighting and is wired for electricity, to run off either a generator or 110v power supply.  Its contents are stocked with necessary supplies.

8 Following is a sampling of typical trailer contents:  Administrative Supplies: Log books, Volunteer registration forms, wrist/collar bands, check-in materials  Maintenance Equipment: Batteries, Gas Can, Duct Tape  Animal Care: Crates packed on rolling dollies for easy set-up, cat carriers, litter, microchips and scanner, bowls, collars and leashes  Equipment: Fans, Generator, Lighting, Hose  Cleaning Supplies: Mop, trash can, tarps, litter boxes, disinfectants  Access to training materials: Turnkey implementation of Co-Located Shelters and Pop-up Reunion Centers, Volunteer Mobilization, Decontamination and Replenishment

9 Help Roll Out Help 

10 Plans need to be in place  Regardless of the size or budget of a community, local Emergency Management is now required by law to prepare and care for its citizens – including plans to accommodate people with their pets in the event of a disaster.  Regardless of the size or budget of a community, local Emergency Management is now required by law to prepare and care for its citizens – including plans to accommodate people with their pets in the event of a disaster.  To successfully meet these newer legal requirements, government organizations cannot alone meet the challenges posed by a catastrophe.  To successfully meet these newer legal requirements, government organizations cannot alone meet the challenges posed by a catastrophe.  AKC Pet Disaster Relief can be a key component to your local Emergency Management’s disaster planning efforts.

11 Trailers are already being deployed!   Just wanted to thank AKC Reunite and AKC for all your hard work and commitment to North Carolina Emergency Programs and to North Carolina Animal Services through your funding and sponsorship of the mobile equipment trailer program. I am convinced that this in itself is one of the most thought out service pieces in our entire resource list and offers a very fluid degree of service to our entire state. From an Animal Services perspective it just adds many more avenues of service and response. On behalf of myself and NCARCA, our state wide Animal Services organization we thank you for your vision and generosity in partnering with us on this program. Thank you again and I look forward to working with you in the future. Ernie Wilkinson, Director Johnston County Animal Services Board Member, NCARCA

12 Go to akcreunite.org/relief  Learn how to work with our Emergency Management Tools to help us introduce AKC Pet Disaster Relief to your local Emergency Management. Tools to help us introduce AKC Pet Disaster Relief to your local Emergency Management. Finding our Emergency Management Contact is a simple web search: GOOGLE “[Our State Name] State Emergency Management Division” to identify Emergency Management contacts in our local area. Finding our Emergency Management Contact is a simple web search: GOOGLE “[Our State Name] State Emergency Management Division” to identify Emergency Management contacts in our local area.  Fundraising resources The more we raise, the larger our Club’s logo will be featured on the trailer The more we raise, the larger our Club’s logo will be featured on the trailer A minimum Club donation of $1,000 is required for our logo to be featured A minimum Club donation of $1,000 is required for our logo to be featured Each trailer costs approximately $22,000. We need to raise at least $12,000 to secure a trailer for our community. AKC Reunite and potentially other National Clubs will fund the remaining $10,000. If we ONLY want our Club and AKC/AKC Reunite on the trailer, we need to raise $19,500. Each trailer costs approximately $22,000. We need to raise at least $12,000 to secure a trailer for our community. AKC Reunite and potentially other National Clubs will fund the remaining $10,000. If we ONLY want our Club and AKC/AKC Reunite on the trailer, we need to raise $19,500.

13 Working with Local Emergency Management Q&A Tell me more about Local Emergency Management? Local Emergency Management is often handled at the county level or regional area within a state. It is the responsibility of Local Emergency Management to provide support and leadership in preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to their local, business and volunteer partners. Regardless of the size or budget of a community, the responsibility to prepare and care for its citizens including plans to accommodate people with their pets in the event of a disaster– is required by law. Why would my Local Emergency Management want or need a trailer? Since Hurricane Katrina a series of laws (including the 2006 Federal PETS Act), have been passed that require local emergency management to plan for caring for people and their pets in the event of a disaster. AKC Pet Disaster Relief provides local municipalities with an invaluable resource to meet these requirements and to shelter pets during disasters.

14 Working with Emergency Management Q&A cont’d What does my Local Emergency Management need to do to get a trailer? Local Emergency Management needs to agree to store, maintain and insure the trailer. They are also required to showcase the trailer in their community at public events like County Fairs and Parades and other festivals to educate citizens about disaster preparedness for pets. More information can be found in the AGREEMENT found at Is my Club responsible for the trailer after it is given to Local Emergency Management? No. The Local Emergency Management Team will take possession of the trailer and per the AGREEMENT terms, they will assume insurance requirements, as well as proper storage and maintenance of trailer and its contents.

15 What can Our Club do to help? Our Club can register with AKC Reunite to create a fund for our Club which will serve as a depository for our members including friends and family and all associated local counties and pet related businesses to donate. Our Club can educate and promote this worthy cause to it members through a direct mail campaign and through the newsletter plus meeting reminders. Our Club can educate and promote this worthy cause to all animal related businesses and associations in the counties we serve. Our Club can even join with other clubs, so at a minimum we have one of these units nearby for counties to share. AKC Reunite is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and accepted online or via the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Donation Form. AKC Reunite is a 501(c)3 non profit organization. Donations are tax deductible and accepted online or via the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Donation Form. If you are a pet lover concerned about the well-being of pets during disasters please consider making a donation.

16 Let’s Make this Happen for the all the Animals in our Community! Join together NOW INSERT CLUB NAME HERE AKC and AKC Reunite!! INSERT CLUB LOGO HERE


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