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Responding with Research Today to Help Wildlife Thrive Tomorrow

In times of wildlife health emergencies, Morris Animal Foundation—and Betty White—are there to help.

The Betty White Wildlife Rapid Response Fund, established in March 2010, gives wildlife researchers timely monetary aid to respond to unexpected events, such as natural disasters and emerging diseases, which result in the immediate need for animal health research. Betty White will match up to $25,000 of all donations to the fund. Click here to have Betty match your donation.

Grants through the fund in amounts between $5,000 and $50,000 will enable wildlife researchers and veterinarians worldwide to respond quickly to urgent, devastating wildlife health issues.

Morris Animal Foundation has worked extensively with wildlife scientists to determine needs for wildlife health research that will result from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The first grant provides researchers with immediate funds to study the long-term effects of the spill on the 160 dolphins in the area. Read about the study.

A second study will support Fauna & Flora International’s (FFI) efforts to study the rare and beautifully unique, saiga antelope in Kazakhstan. In May of this year, more than 12,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes were found dead in western Kazakhstan. Read about the study.

Join Morris Animal Foundation and Betty White in addressing the emerging needs of wildlife and creating a healthier tomorrow. Donate today.