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Madison County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
Thursday November 12th, 2015 :: 02:45 p.m. EST


EMA Announces Pet Disaster Relief Trailer

Madison County Receives an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer


Anderson, IN – Pets in Madison County and surrounding areas of Indiana will be a little safer now that Madison County Emergency Management Agency & Department of Homeland Security Office has obtained its own AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer.   The Pet Disaster Relief trailer will help us create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets.

The trailer purchase was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations and grants from local Indiana and national dog organizations, including the Anderson Kennel Club, Muncie Kennel Club, Anderson Obedience Training Club, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America, Tibetan Terrier Club of America, Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, and AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit identification and recovery service. 

“This trailer will provide animal care services during the first critical hours if a major disaster ever strikes Madison County or the State of Indiana,” said Tom Sharp, AKC Reunite CEO.  “Safe, effective sheltering solutions in times of disaster are incredibly important, and AKC Reunite is pleased to help communities across the nation prepare by mobilizing AKC Pet Disaster Relief.”

The trailer contains supplies such as fans, lighting, and generators; cleaning supplies, crates, carriers, AKC Reunite microchips, as well as bowls, collars and leashes.  These supplies can be used as co-location shelters, where people can evacuate with their pets as well as emergency animal shelters for displaced animals. This trailer is one of only thirty-one trailers in the United States and the only trailer currently located in the State of Indiana funded by AKC Reunite. 

“Thank you to AKC Reunite, and all of the canine clubs for their dedication and hard work in raising the donated funds to make this trailer a reality in Madison County” said Tom Ecker, Executive Director Madison County EMA.  

For more information on donating to the AKC Reunite program, please go to their website at


Madison County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency
200 N Delaware St
Anderson, IN 46016

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 765-635-2017

Todd Harmeson, PIO
Public Information Division

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