NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS
The Longview-Kelso Kennel Club has funded programs for animal health across the nation and has sponsored various organizations within the community. This is our way of giving back to the community for all the support they give to us each year to make our shows a success.
Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine
In 2007 Longview-Kelso Kennel Club provided three $5000 scholarships to students at the veterinary school.
In 2010 Longview-Kelso Kennel Club provided specialized microscopes for veterinary medicine students at OSU.
Canine Health Foundation
In 2005 and 2006 Longview-Kelso Kennel Club donated a significant amount to the AKC Canine Health Foundation via the Parent Club partnership program that allowed the funds to be matched.
Columbia County Animal Control
In 2003 Longview Kelso Kennel Club supported the Animal Control in St. Helens OR, the city in which we now hold our annual shows. This Animal Control has limited financial resources and recently had a large number of Dachshunds to foster long term. We hope our contribution will assist the welfare of animals in the area.
Cowlitz County K9 Unit
With support form the Longview-Kelso Kennel Club, the unit was able to purchase a new dog. Deputy Brent Harris and K-9 Nitro completed the K-9 academy and were certified by the Washington State Police K-9 Association as a Generalist Police Dog Team. The unit had many years of successful applications of the team in apprehending criminals and finding lost persons.
Nitro is now retired (2010) and his replacement has taken over.
The kennel club donated $2000 to the Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Dept. to fund a training facility for working dogs from local law enforcement groups.