Over $300,000 will go to 14 national and local dog and pet related organizations as well as supporting organizations helping people in need
The City of Brotherly love has extended that love across the country as the Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP) announced its Thanksgiving Day National Dog Show event raised $300,500 in donations. The money donated will go to help support dog and pet related organizations and to help support people in need as well.
According to an organizational release,1 14 national and local organizations will receive funds from the donations, including The AKC Humane Fund, AKC Canine Health Foundation, and Take The Lead, all of which will take the lead on recipients. KCP has pledged $100,00 to the AKC Humane Fund and it will use the funding to create 5 scholarships worth $10,000 each over 2 years for students at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.
The other $200,000 will go to The AKC Canine Health Foundation to help support its efforts into canine health research and then to Take the Lead, an organization that provides support, care, and direct services for those in the sport of purebred dogs who suffer from life threatening or terminal illness. The mission of Take the Lead is to also provide temporary emergency assistance for those impacted by civil disasters such as floods or fires.
"We have worked hard to make our show a success for the club and for the sport and, ultimately, for dogs and people everywhere in this country," said Wayne Ferguson, KCP President Wayne Ferguson, in the release.1 "Speaking for our members, and our great partners NBC and Purina, we are all proud to be able to share that success with so many."
KCP, and its predecessor clubs, has been hosting major dog show events since 1879, putting it in the forefront of the purebred dog world. This year's show will take place on Saturday November 16-17, 2024.2