Conyers Kennel Club has voted to fund the purchase of a local AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer. This trailer will be operated and maintained by the Rockdale County Fire Department.
The AKC Pet Disaster Relief program was formed in response to the devastation after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 where many people stayed in harm’s way because emergency response plans did not accomodate pets. AKC Pet Disaster Relief’s trailers enable local Emergency Management organizations to plan, prepare and respond to disasters that impact people and their pets.
The trailer is stocked with essential non-perishable supplies to house at least 65 pets during the first 72 hours after a disaster is declared, the time before federal or state resources can be mobilized. The trailer can be driven to a designated site to be deployed.