Dear ACA members,
I hope this letter finds everyone doing as well as can be expected in this unprecedented time. The world is a different place than we experienced last year at this time, and I know many of you have questions about the future, especially the National scheduled in October.
The ACA Board is sensitive to the impact the coronavirus has had on everyone, especially those who are sick or know someone who is ill, those who are out of work, or working limited hours. Across the nation,everyone is experiencing some form of stay-at-home order and social distancing, and will continue to be in the near foreseeable future.
As a Board, we have been monitoring the news and considering how the orders, business closures, unemployment, and supply shortages have affected the club members and future implications for a large club gathering five months from now. By all accounts, everyone agrees that returning to normal will not be quick and will take more time than it has taken for the country to shut down. However, it is impossible to speculate with accuracy when that return-to-normalcy will occur. Read More
ACA Rescue - We Have The Best Support Around
The Akita Club of America Rescue has existed as a fund-raising committee of the Akita Club of America for many years. In 2017, it reorganized as a separate not-for-profit organization, now known as ACAR. The IRS approved and designated ACAR as a 501(c)3 in September, 2017 and the organization began operations.
ACAR Mission Statement
ACAR's mission is to generate and distribute financial and education assistance to hands-on ACA approved rescues.
We believe that rescue volunteers & all Akitas have inherent worth & deserve our help.
We believe that we have a responsibility to our communities & our breed to provide accurate, honest, educational materials about Akitas.
We believe integrity is the cornerstone of breed rescue
We believe treating people fairly, ethically, honestly & in a caring manner is vital to the success of this committee.
We believe in promoting ethical breeding practices & teaching responsible ownership.
We believe we are mandated to work together in planning, setting goals & standards, & fund raising to support the work of rescuing Akitas.