ACA Board of Director's Message
This year has been challenging for all of us. In COVID-19, we are facing an adversary that is new to the world, and it has changed our lives. Many of us have been deeply impacted by the coronavirus through health and livelihood. The literal shutdown of the world has caused many people to not only lose jobs, but potentially their home and property.
As a club, we cannot overlook or downplay the coronavirus’ impact. What affects our members affects the club. Since February, many exhibitors have stopped showing their dogs. Given the contagious nature of the virus, 9,200 AKC shows and events have been canceled throughout the country. We are at a virtual standstill.
A great concern is the unknown. Other than knowing it is extremely contagious and has a high fatality rate, no one, even among the experts, can make unequivocal statements about COVID-19: its cause, cure, treatment, or immunities. This virus is new to the world and long-term studies do not exist. The bottom line is no one has answers, yet, about what life will be like in the future.
Our members’ health is one of the highest priorities for us. Four months from today, when the ACA National Specialty is slated to be held in Indianapolis, the chances of a vaccine being discovered, studied, approved, manufactured, and widely distributed is highly improbable (if not impossible). There is little argument that the virus will still exist. The best we can hope for is a successful treatment plan and that the fatality rate is reduced. 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.