FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: January 17, 2013
AKC COMPANION ANIMAL RECOVERY CANINE SUPPORT AND RELIEF FUND NOW ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2013
— Applications Accepted until February 28th —
Raleigh, NC — The AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund, a 501 (c) 3 charitable fund that provides resources, funds and other assistance to support not-for-profit K-9 search and rescue organizations, is now accepting grant applications for 2013.
Applications will be accepted until February 28th for grants of a non-emergency nature. After a review period, grants will be awarded in May, although requests of an emergency nature are accepted throughout the year. The typical maximum amount awarded for a search and rescue support grant is $5,000.
“AKC CAR is very pleased to administer the Canine Support and Relief Fund and to support the lifesaving work of search and rescue groups across the nation,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Companion Animal Recovery CEO. “Since inception, we’ve awarded nearly $2 million in grants, and we look forward to providing funds to many deserving organizations in 2013.”
Examples of grants include funding for:
- Human Remains Detection seminars
- Rattlesnake proofing
- Cooling vests, safety vests & repelling harnesses
- Radios, kennels, crates, leashes & toys
- Sonar system for water search and safety training
- K9 First Aid Kits
- Rubble Pile, Agility, Obedience and Control training to achieve FEMA standards
To apply for funds, please use this fill and print application. Sections A, B, C and D of the application must be completed and mailed to:
AKC Companion Animal Recovery
Melissa Westbrook – Grant Administrator
8051 Arco Corporate Drive, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27617
AKC CAR was proud to distribute over $258,000 in grants in 2012. Learn more about the 2012 recipients.
For more information on the grant process and to apply, visit http://www.akccar.org/
AKC Companion Animal Recovery
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AKC Companion Animal Recovery (AKC CAR), an affiliate of the American Kennel Club® and a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States. Established in 1995 to help pet owners reunite with their lost animals via identification and 24/7 pet recovery specialists, the organization has enrolled over 4 million companion animals and recovered more than 400,000 lost pets. AKC CAR microchips are a popular choice of pet professionals throughout the country for permanent pet identification.
The AKC CAR Canine Support and Relief Fund has donated more than $4 million since 2001 to K-9 search and rescue teams as well as disaster preparedness and relief causes that impact our nation’s pets. AKC CAR also provides free recovery service enrollment for all active service, military, and law enforcement K-9 dogs. For more information visitwww.akccar.org or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/