MAF and P&G Pet Care Honor Betty White for Helping Animals Enjoy Longer, Healthier Lives
Tina M. Martinez, 800.243.2345
Celebrate a Healthier Tomorrow for Animals as Morris Animal Foundation and P&G Pet Care Honor Betty White for Helping Animals Enjoy Longer, Healthier Lives
February 9, 2010
Complimentary Tickets Available to Veterinary Professionals
DENVER - Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) and P&G Pet Care North America, the makers of Eukanuba and Iams, will honor actress and animal lover Betty White on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at the Four Seasons Las Vegas, in conjunction with the Western Veterinary Conference. The award will honor White’s support and commitment to the veterinary industry and to animal health and welfare research that has improved the lives of companion animals and wildlife for nearly 40 years.
White has served as an MAF trustee since 1971 and is also a president emeritus of the board of trustees. Her sponsorship of nearly 30 animal health studies has led to: major clinical breakthroughs in pain management for dogs, cats and horses, new information into the genetic mutations that cause bone cancer, validation of ultrasound as a way to manage canine heart failure, and disease transmission information that led to increased legal protections for endangered California sea otters.
“Animals have always been a part of my life and I have wanted nothing more than to help improve the health and well-being of all animals,” said White. “Being able to support studies that prevent and treat diseases that affect animals is a true honor.”
“Betty White’s partnership with Morris Animal Foundation and her nearly 40 years of support of improving veterinary medicine for companion animals and wildlife are such an inspiration for all of us,” said Dr. Susan Giovengo, professional relations manager, P&G Pet Care North America. “P&G Pet Care is proud to recognize her lifetime achievements in animal welfare with a $10,000 donation in her name to the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to support heroic efforts by veterinarians to provide much needed veterinary care for disaster relief.”
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For more than 60 years, P&G Pet Care (NYSE:PG), the maker of Iams and Eukanuba, has enhanced the well-being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods and pet care products. To learn more about Eukanuba® and Iams® Dog & Cat Foods or general pet care and nutrition information, call the Iams Consumer Care Center at (800) 446-3075. You can also visit us on the Web at www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com.
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