Our thoughts are with the people and pets affected by the earthquakes in Ridgecrest, California. In response to the devastating natural disaster, AKC Reunite has made donations to shelters in the area that are accepting displaced pets.
On Monday, July 8th, AKC Reunite made a $2,500 donation along with a ProKit, containing 75 microchips and a microchip scanner, to assist Ridgecrest Animal Shelter’s efforts providing lost pets with safe refuge and care while their families assess the damage to their homes.
AKC Reunite also made a $5,000 donation to Almost Eden Pet Rescue on Tuesday, July 9th. Almost Eden is helping with an influx of pets, most of them displaced from the Ridgecrest earthquakes. This donation will help Almost Eden rebuild and expand their emergency sheltering areas and acquire the cleaning supplies they desperately need.
Many other community organizations are assisting the shelters as well. It is a team effort as these communities pull together in the aftermath of the magnitude 7.1 earthquake. On behalf of AKC Reunite, we hope you, your family, friends and pets are together and safe during this difficult time.
**Many of the pets filling these shelters do not have microchips to help reunite them with their owners. Unpredictable natural disasters are yet another reason to make sure your pet has a microchip and its contact information is up to date!**