RALEIGH, NC — AKC ReuniteSM, the largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service provider in the United States, is pleased to announce that the Kennel Club of Philadelphia generously donated $100,000 to AKC Reunite’s Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program.
The Adopt a K-9 Cop program allows AKC Reunite to match funds from AKC Clubs, AKC affiliated organizations and the public, three-to-one, up to $7,500 per grant. These donations help police departments throughout the United States purchase K-9 police dogs. Many of the police dogs acquired with the help of these grants are used as patrol dogs as well as detection dogs, helping to locate narcotics, explosives and/or evidence.
“AKC Reunite continues to do wonderful things for dogs and people everywhere, and with our donation again this year the Kennel Club of Philadelphia continues to be a proud supporter of their great work,” said Wayne Ferguson, Kennel Club of Philadelphia President. “Last year we funded eight AKC Reunite Pet Disaster Relief trailers in the Northeast and this year we are expanding our reach to help provide 40 K-9 cops around the country,” he added. “Our production of the National Dog Show with our partners at NBC and Purina helps make this a significant reality for all concerned.”
“We are extremely grateful to the Kennel Club of Philadelphia for their generosity to the Adopt a K-9 Cop program,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite President and CEO. “AKC Reunite is committed to helping police departments acquire new K-9 police dogs, and this contribution will significantly support our efforts.”
Over 100 Adopt a K-9 Cop grants have been awarded since the inception of the program. Learn more about how to get involved in the AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop grant program and see pictures and stories of dogs already donated at https://www.akcreunite.org/k9/.
The way home for lost pets.
AKC Reunite, an affiliate of the American Kennel Club®, is the largest non-profit pet microchip identification and recovery service provider in the United States. Since 1995 AKC Reunite has helped pet owners reunite with their lost animals via identification and 24/7 pet recovery specialists, enrolling over 9 million companion animals and recovering more than 600,000 lost pets. AKC Reunite microchips are a popular choice of pet professionals throughout the country for permanent pet identification.
AKC Reunite has donated more than $10 million since 2002 for disaster preparedness and relief causes that impact our nation’s pets, like the AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer donation program. AKC Reunite also provides free recovery service enrollment for all active service, military, and law enforcement K-9 dogs. For more information visit www.akcreunite.org or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/akcreunite).