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24 October 2007

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Christie Keith

Trudy, as so often happens in these situations, the very people most in need of help -- either those displaced or those in the front lines trying to help -- have the least time and ability to figure out and communicate what they need. We're sharing all the info we have, but even those in Southern CA aren't entirely sure what the best thing for people who want to help is. We'll keep posting as we get more information!

Chris Lewis

crosspost:

In the face of advancing flames, and under urgent evacuation orders, people reach instinctively for their beloved pets, but in the rush to leave, often forget to take the food and other provisions necessary for their care. In order to help fill this need, Dennis Sprung, President of the American Kennel Club, has coordinated with Susan Sholar, President of the California Federation of Dog Clubs, to send an immediate donation of food, collars and leashes, and crates to help those dog owners affected by the devastating fires in southern California.



CFODC members, and anyone else needing assistance in providing for their pets’ security and well-being as a result of these fires, should call the California School of Dog Grooming at 1-800-949-3746, and ask for Susan. The school, located in San Diego, is the designated site for distribution of the donated supplies, as well as a growing list of volunteers with offers to foster care, or with available kennels, dog runs, RV parking spaces, spare bedrooms, sofa beds, and the like.



The AKC and CFODC, in order to maximize their opportunity to help, ask that you cross post this message wherever possible.



Thank you.



Board of Directors

California Federation of Dog Clubs

Trudy Jackson

I have so many people asking how they can help. Do you the best thing right now is to show them the Helen woodward web site? Or what?

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