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Austin Kennel Club is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring a Cardiac Screening Clinic to be held on Saturday 25, 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 dog shows held at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton, TX

For more information and registration, please visit the Cardiac Screening page.

 

 

November 14, 2020
Ferris, Texas

 

Brandon Sinn, DVM, will hold a Canine Health Clinic for Hips, Elbows, Patellas & Cardiac for radiographs and/or evaluations to submit to OFA).

Canine Health Clinic - November 14, 2020

 

AKC trailer 01bBastrop County Animal Services is pleased to announce the receipt of an AKC Pet Disaster Relief Trailer in August 2020. The trailer was made possible by donations of $6,000 each from the Austin Kennel Club and the Travis County Kennel Club and by grants from the AKC Humane Fund and AKC Reunite.

The mobile AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailers deliver essential, nonperishable necessities for sheltering pets when and where needed by local emergency management. The trailers provide animal care services Cages inside of the trailerduring the first critical hours following a disaster, before FEMA support and services can be deployed.

Here in central Texas, those emergencies can be from fires, tornados, and flooding. Public health emergencies are also included. Bastrop County and Travis County officials will coordinate on deployment when or if a need arises in our area.

The AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer is stocked with essential supplies to create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 displaced animals directly after a disaster is declared.  The trailer has lighting and is wired for electricity, to run off either a generator or 110v power supply.  Typical trailer contents include:

  • Administrative Supplies: Log books, volunteer registration forms, wrist/collar bands, check-in materials
  • Maintenance Equipment: Batteries, gas can, duct tape
  • Animal Care Items: Crates packed on rolling dollies for easy set-up, cat carriers, litter, microchips and scanner, bowls, collars and leashes
  • Equipment: Fans, generator, lighting, 
  • Cleaning Supplies: Mop, hose, trash can, tarps, litter boxes, disinfectants
  • Access to Training Materials: Turnkey implementation of co-located shelters and pop-up reunion centers, volunteer mobilization, decontamination and replenishment

Austin KC & Travis County KC AKC Reunite Trailer with logos
The trailer is outfitted to create one of two types of animal shelters:

  • Co-location Shelters:  A shelter that houses both humans and their animal companions.  The people housed at the shelter are responsible for their animal’s general care.
  • Lost and Found Pet Shelters:  Displaced animals are housed in what often becomes a pop-up reunion center as people and animals are reunited.  Approved volunteers and shelter staff provide animal care.

Learn more about how to get involved in AKC Pet Disaster Relief at www.akcreunite.org/relief  or contact:  919-816-3980 and email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Donations are tax deductible and accepted online or via the AKC Pet Disaster Relief Donation Form.

Read the full story in the Elgin Courier 

 

 

 

 

 

It is with profound regret and sadness that the Board of the Austin Kennel Club has voted to cancel our September 19-20, 2020 shows.

In light of what is happening within the United States, the uncertainty of regulations that will be in place in September, the lack of workers, the inability to protect and enforce all that is needed to keep everyone safe, it was the only decision that we could make.


The dates for next years’ shows are September 25-26, 2021. We hope to see you then. In the meantime, stay safe, use masks, wash your hands with soap and water for +20-seconds, practice safe social distance, and avoid crowded places.