FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 2010
||Jen Nixon, public information officer
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
AKC-CAR microchip donation to boost
state’s companion animal emergency efforts
||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.
||Bicentennial Plaza, outside the Agriculture Building
2 W. Edenton Street
||Wednesday, Sept. 15
|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.