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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2010

CONTACT: Jen Nixon, public information officer
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
(919) 707-3005

AKC-CAR microchip donation to boost
state’s companion animal emergency efforts

WHO/WHAT: Grainger, a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, will help deliver 80 boxes of microchips and 40 scanners that have been donated by AKC-Companion Animal Recovery to be used to help identify pets sheltered during a disaster. The donation is being made to the N.C. State Animal Response Team to be used in Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailers.
WHERE: Bicentennial Plaza, outside the Agriculture Building
2 W. Edenton Street
Raleigh
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 15
3:30 p.m.
BACKGROUND
INFO:
The Companion Animal Mobile Equipment Trailers are equipped with materials to set up an emergency shelter for dogs and cats. There are 40 CAMETs deployed across the state and can be moved to areas that need it. Each CAMET has equipment to house up to 50 animals, but is not equipped with anything perishable. The CAMETs were created in a partnership between N.C. Emergency Management, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the N.C. State Animal Response Team.

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Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
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