CFODC and AKC team up to coordinate efforts to help
California wildfire victims and their pets
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
petsí 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.
Donations of goods can be dropped at the California School of Dog Grooming,
655 Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078.
OR if you are not near the area, call the 1-800-949-3746 and ask about other
drop points for donations of goods.
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 all over southern California.
Donations may be mailed to:
CFODC, PO Box 2341, Lancaster, CA 93539.
Checks should be made out to:
Or donate by PayPal or credit card by clicking the link below.
The AKC and CFODC, in order to maximize their opportunity to help, ask that
you post this message wherever possible.
Board of Directors
California Federation of Dog Clubs