Morris Animal Foundation News
LG 15 Wrap Up

K9 Cancer Walk turns Los Gatos into Las Perras for a day

The dogs (las perras) were in control in the city of Los Gatos (the City of Cats) during the fifth annual Los Gatos K9 Cancer Walk on April 19, held at Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos, Calif. Almost $115,000 was raised by the nearly 1,000 registered walkers (and their furry companions) to help fund studies at Morris Animal Foundation that will lead to breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of cancer in dogs.

April 22, 2015

Four Crazy Cats

Unite to Fight: Checkups Save Lives

“Tanner’s cancer diagnosis was shocking because he was feeling fine,” said Suzanne Canipe, whose cat Tanner was diagnosed with renal (or kidney) lymphoma in July 2014. Luckily for Suzanne and Tanner, his cancer was found during a routine health checkup. While no pet owner wants to hear a diagnosis of cancer for their pet, finding cancer early usually means a better chance at survival. Tanner’s cancer diagnosis and treatment, said Suzanne, “couldn’t have gone any better than it did.”

April 13, 2015

Libby Walk

Let’s not lose one more “heart” dog to cancer

Lea Kachler-Leake knows what it’s like to suddenly lose a dog to cancer not just once, but several times over. Lea’s lost six dogs of her own to cancer. She also knows dogs she has tenderly fostered that later succumbed to this disease. “In my many years of rescue, I’ve lost fosters to cancer” Lea said. “Dogs I’ve placed for adoption have died of cancer. I own a pet- sitting business and more of my clients’ pets than I care to count have died of this horrendous disease. I’m so tired of it.”

April 10, 2015