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 September 8, 2017

AKC News
In response to Hurricane Harvey, which ravaged areas of Texas and Louisiana, the AKC Humane Fund has donated $10,000 to the city of Houston through its “Sandy Fund.” Read more about this donation and how AKC Reunite’s Pet Disaster Relief is helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey here.
Club News
Four different challenge grants have been established to match funds donated to AKC Reunites Pet Disaster Relief Fund in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Barbara and Bob Amen of the Greater St. Louis Training Club, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America Charitable Trust, the American Shih Tzu Club Charitable Trust and Assisi Animal Health each pledged to match donations to AKC Reunites Pet Disaster Relief Fund dollar for dollar up to a total amount of $10,000 each. Read more about these generous donations and how they are helping here.
Club News
The 2017 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference was held in St. Louis, August 11 to 13. Presented by the AKC Canine Health Foundation and Nestle Purina Pet Care, the conference was a gathering of scientists, veterinarians, AKC parent-club representatives, fanciers and veterinary students from around the world. Learn more about the conference here.

PR Tips/Tools
AKC’s Flagship Responsible Dog Ownership Day is this Saturday, September 9th in Raleigh, NC. Responsible Dog Ownership Day events are a great way to promote your club and educate the public. Learn more about the Flagship RDO Day and how to host your own event here.

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Pets bring lots of happiness but they also come with responsibility. If there is an emergency, be prepared and make sure your pet has a collar with ID and rabies tags, up to date microchip information and a plan for shelter. Check out this video to learn more about pet disaster preparedness from AKC Reunite.

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