Dear AKC Clubs:

Hurricane Sandy has devastated the lives of so many people along with their beloved pets. Together, we can help. The AKC Humane Fund, Inc. announces the formation of the “Sandy Fund” to assist organizations that provide support and services for dogs and owners faced with the challenges of natural disaster.

With the “Sandy Fund,” the AKC Humane Fund and the American Kennel Club aim to help AKC clubs and affiliated organizations provide assistance for pets and their owners in the wake of this storm and future disasters.

The Sandy Fund has made a donation to the Staten Island Companion Dog Training Club to aid their relief efforts in Staten Island, New York. If your Club is interested in applying for a grant to assist your local disaster relief outreach, please send a request in writing to Also, if your Club is interested in donating, please click here and specify that the donation is on behalf of the Sandy Fund.

Thank you for your support and best wishes to all.


Daphna Straus, Secretary
The AKC Humane Fund, Inc.

Cc: Club Delegates