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Partnership Update: NatureStage, Inc.

December 17, 2014

Animals provide unconditional companionship and loyalty, and are also a crucial component of the world’s ecosystem. Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in helping animals by investing in the most relevant and impactful science to advance animal health and welfare for dogs, cats, horses, llamas and wildlife, thrives to partner with the groups that align with and help to spread its mission. Recently, the Foundation partnered with NatureStage Inc., a non-profit arts organization that explores relationships with species around the world through its One Language Project. Through this new partnership NatureStage has created images to help...

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Lap of Love Founder Leads Fight Against Canine Cancer

December 16, 2014

Dr. Mary Gardner, founder of Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, is on a mission—a mission to find a cure for canine cancer. Cancer affects many of her clients, so she is rallying her community to come together on January 25 for the 4th annual South Florida K9 Cancer Walk in Coconut Creek, Florida.

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Season of Hope: Loyal Friends Program

December 15, 2014

Odds are that since you are reading this, animals have an important place in your life and if you could do something meaningful and convenient to help animals each time you thought about them, you wouldn’t hesitate to do just that, especially during the holiday season. For me, I would do anything for my adorable and loyal canine companion, Peanut.

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What’s Plaguing Prairie Dogs?

December 10, 2014

Being based in Denver, Morris Animal Foundation staff are very aware of our neighbors who burrow in the high plains of Colorado: prairie dogs. We’re also very concerned with and taking action to combat sylvatic plague, a highly transmittable infectious bacterial disease that is decimating prairie dog colonies throughout the West.

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Partner Update: The VET Recruiter ®

December 9, 2014

The VET Recruiter ®, a premier direct hire executive search and recruitment firm, is excited to announce Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit that invests in science to advance animal health, as its charitable giving partner for 2015. Beginning in January, Morris Animal Foundation will receive $100 for every candidate The VET Recruiter ® places as a direct hire.

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Colorado Gives Day!

December 8, 2014

Don’t forget! Tuesday, December 9 is Colorado Gives Day and this year, thanks to anonymous donors, your gifts will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000!

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AnimalNews Spotlight: Study brings hope to cats with heart disease

December 5, 2014

When Kathy adopted Luke at 9 months of age from a cat rescue society, he seemed to be a happy, healthy cat with a mischievous spirit and an exuberant personality. It wasn’t until Kathy took him to her family veterinarian for a routine checkup that she learned something was wrong. Luke had a heart murmur, and the veterinarian thought it could become a problem. Heart murmurs in cats can be linked to heart disease and congestive heart failure.

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Hairy Situation for Polar Bears

December 3, 2014

Imagine the stress of your entire neighborhood rapidly changing—the main roads moving or switching direction and your food source, the grocery store, closing or moving further away. For polar bears, their vast Arctic home ranges are literally melting away.

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Double Your Gift on Giving Tuesday!

December 1, 2014

Having had many dogs in my lifetime, I’ve enjoyed years of boundless love and companionship. I’m sure that you, as a fellow animal lover, also know the wonderful feeling that a pet brings to your life!

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A Family Affair

November 26, 2014

As Thanksgiving approaches, families gather to celebrate and rejoice with one other. For many people, this includes giving thanks for the many blessings we receive from our pets.

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Chronic Wasting Disease: A Serious Concern in North American Wildlife

November 26, 2014

Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a contagious neurological disease that poses a significant threat to wild populations of deer, elk and moose. It causes lesions in the brains of infected animals and leads to a drastic decrease in body condition, visible behavioral abnormalities and ultimately death. CWD has been identified in 20 states and two Canadian provinces.

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Season of Hope: Meet Dr. Zimmerman

November 24, 2014

“I was born horse crazy—and just a little dog crazy,” says Dr. Sarah Zimmerman, Morris Animal Foundation donor, Lamplighter legacy society member and animal lover.

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Protecting Pooches from the Flu

November 21, 2014

Flu season is upon us—and canine companions need protection, too, especially if they are living in a shelter. Canine flu, also known as canine influenza virus (CIV), first emerged a decade ago, and since then it’s affected thousands of dogs.

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It’s all about the “Science”

November 19, 2014

First published in 1880 with financial support from Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, Science magazine remains one of the world’s most recognized and respected scientific publications. Science publishes peer-reviewed groundbreaking scientific research and research reviews. A recent issues features work conducted by Morris Animal Foundation–researchers at the Zoological Society of London.

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Season of Hope: Meet Emmett

November 17, 2014

As we head into our second week of our Season of Hope Campaign, we would like to introduce you to one of our canine friends, Emmett, and his pet parents, Maggie and John.

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Everyone Loves Turtles, Especially Students!

November 14, 2014

Leatherbacks, Kemp’s ridley, Hawksbill, Eastern Box, Green Sea and Blanding’s are just a few of the many species of turtles Morris Animal Foundation has helped since 2000.

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Remember Our True Heroes on Veteran’s Day

November 11, 2014

When John, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, enters a room people take notice. His confidence, genuine candor, shy smile and constant companion, Budd, his service dog, immediately inspire those around him.

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‘Tis the Season, the Season of Hope

November 10, 2014

With the holidays upon us, it’s the perfect time for our staff to celebrate our many successes with you, our loyal supporters. Your passion to improve animal health drives our commitment to funding only the best science for the animal we all love.

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Research Helps Birds Continue to Soar High

November 7, 2014

It’s not easy being a wild bird. Oftentimes, they must contend with disease outbreaks and with maneuvering a landscape filled with must-be-avoided, manmade objects, such as windows, buildings, power lines and cars.

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Partnership with Wildlife Conservation Advances Research to Protect Tigers

November 6, 2014

Along with the pressures of habitat loss, poaching and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of disease, specifically, canine distemper virus (CDV). According to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and its partners, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, CDV has the potential to be a significant driver in pushing the animals toward extinction.

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