Arty's Interviews: Dennis Sprung


AKC Museum of the Dog CEO and Executive Director, Alan Fausel interviews AKC President and CEO, Dennis Sprung on how the American Kennel Club coordinated efforts to assist the SAR handlers and dogs at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The AKC also donated much needed medical equipment and covered all veterinary bills for dogs injured at Ground Zero.

During this time the AKC launched The AKC Reunite Corporation Canine Support and Relief Fund, a charitable fund to support professional and volunteer canine search and rescue organizations.

The fund was launched with DOGNY, America’s Tribute to Search and Rescue Dogs, a hugely successful public art initiative led by AKC CEO and President, Dennis Sprung. This initiative commissioned artists to paint over 100 life-sized sculptures of a German Shepherd Dog in honor of the incredible work of SAR dogs and their handlers.

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