Greenville County Sheriff's Office K-9 "Rick"
Awarded AKC Canine Officer Certificate
Greenville Kennel Club celebrated as AKC Vice President of Sports and Events Doug Ljungren was on hand to join our President Ken Walker in presenting the AKC Canine Officer Certificate to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Rick with his Master Trainer Doug Wannamaker. President Ken Walker spoke in the group ring sharing with the crowd, “For more than 15 years the Greenville Kennel Club has supported our Greenville County Sheriff’s unit with donations towards training, equipment and K-9 Officers. We are honored to have AKC Vice President of Sports and Events Doug Ljungren here with us today, as he has been instrumental in making this program possible. Congratulations to Rick, the most recent K-9 officer funded by the Greenville Kennel Club.”
Former GKC President Blake Roulette currently serves as our Law Enforcement Liaison in South Carolina. Roulette urges clubs across the country to realize the importance of relationships between AKC clubs and Law Enforcement agencies in today’s challenging times.
AKC Pet Disaster Relief
Rolls Out Mobile Help For Greenville Pets
AKC Reunite trailer on display at our July 2016 Show
The Greenville Kennel Club and Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club have joined together with AKC Reunite, the nation’s largest non-profit pet identification and recovery service, to donate a life-saving AKC Pet Disaster Relief trailer to Greenville County Animal Care.
With AKC Pet Disaster Relief, Greenville County Animal Care will be prepared to roll out help to pets and their owners in need in Greenville and surrounding communities if a natural disaster ever hits the area. The trailer houses supplies that create a safe, temporary home-base for at least 65 pets immediately after a disaster is declared. Materials can be used at co-location shelters where people evacuate with their pets, or at stand-alone emergency animal shelters for displaced animals.
The purchase of the trailer was made possible by more than $22,000 in donations and grants from Greenville Kennel Club, Palmetto Pembroke Welsh Corgi Club and AKC Reunite. The trailer will provide materials to help Greenville prepare for disaster without using taxpayer dollars.