Clark County Animal Protection and Control is now better prepared to care for pets in an emergency thanks to a donation from local kennel clubs and a grant from a national American Kennel Club program.

A 16-foot-long, 7-foot-high trailer was donated to Animal Protection and Control, and will be unveiled during the Greater Clark County Kennel Club's dog show on Dec. 5.

The trailer will be a temporary home for 65 pets after a disaster.

It is equipped with supplies such as bowls, muzzles for cats and dogs, a generator, fans, a fire extinguisher, cleaning supplies, office supplies, litter, plastic bags, microchips and ID wrist bands for owners and collars for the pets.

According to a release, Animal Protection and Control received the trailer after the club spearheaded money-raising efforts with the American Kennel Club's program, AKC Reunite, of Raleigh, N.C. The local kennel club and area chapters of the Field Spaniel Society of America, Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America, Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club of America and Basset Hound Club of America Foundation raised more than half of the $22,000 cost.

An AKC Reunite grant covered remaining costs.

To learn more about pet disaster relief trailers, visit

The Greater Clark Country Kennel Club's dog show will be held at the Clark Co. Event Center in Ridgefield on Dec. 5 at 2:15 p.m.

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