AKC in the News
AKC announced this week the appointment of Dr. Jerry Klein to the new position of Chief Veterinary Officer. In this role, Dr. Klein will act as the AKC’s official spokesperson and policy leader surrounding the preexisting and enhanced health commitments of the AKC, and serve as the organization’s principle authority on canine health, veterinary policy and initiate relevant wellness campaigns. The new appointment was covered by multiple media outlets, including the Dallas Morning News, KFMB (San Diego) and AZ-TV 7 (Phoenix).

Learn more about Dr. Klein.
Clubs in the News
The Newtown Kennel Club recently hosted the inaugural Western CT Police K-9 Challenge, a fundraiser for the Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard (2GHG) in Newtown, Connecticut. Teams from area Connecticut towns, the MTA K9 unit in New York City and the 928th Military Police Army National Guard tackled the obstacle course, apprehended suspects and demonstrated their obedience skills. News outlet The Hour, among other, covered the event.

Check out photos from the Challenge here.
PR/Social Tips
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Ways to Help
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence shelters often need pet supplies and some look for assistance with animal fostering. If your club would like to help a pet-friendly domestic violence shelter in your community, contact the AKC Humane Fund at akchumanefund@akc.org.

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