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Endangered Rabbits Get a Boost with Better Housing

April 18, 2014

Easter is just around the corner, and we’ve got bunnies on the brain...

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And the numbers are in…Los Gatos Dog Lovers Raise Nearly $115k for K9 Cancer.

April 17, 2014

Sunday was definitely a fun-day in Los Gatos, California! Nearly, 1,200 dog lovers rallied to fight canine cancer this past weekend, for the annual Los Gatos K9 Cancer Walk at Vasona Lake Park. The record-breaking event raised nearly $115k for Morris Animal Foundation and their fight to keep dogs happy and healthy through funding cancer research...

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Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign Launches

April 16, 2014

Cancer is a disease that touches many of us, and unknown to most, it ends the lives of dogs and cats far too soon. We have been funding pet cancer research since 1962, but there is still more work to be done. That is why we have launched the Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign today to help invest in preventions and treatments for this deadly disease.

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Raise a Flipper for National Dolphin Day

April 14, 2014

Curious, intelligent and acrobatic, dolphins have a special place in our hearts. Let’s celebrate them today: National Dolphin Day!

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Happy Volunteer Week: Meet Our Scientists

April 11, 2014

As a global leader in animal health science, Morris Animal Foundation relies upon the support of many people: pet owners, animal lovers, veterinarians and researchers. We couldn’t fulfill our mission to advance animal health without our scientific advisory boards, whose members voluntarily contribute their knowledge and expertise to research grant reviews. By drawing upon the best and brightest minds in veterinary medicine and research, Morris Animal Foundation taps a credentialed volunteer base second to none...

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Happy Volunteer Week: Meet Sydney and Beth

April 9, 2014

The Golden Study Volunteer Program is definitely a “golden” opportunity to make a difference in the health of dogs, and Nancy Clark, senior study participants specialist for Morris Animal Foundation, wanted to find highly dedicated dog lovers to help lead the program...

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Foundation Volunteers Find That Their Collective Power Really Can Make a Difference

April 7, 2014

Spring is finally upon us and if you weren’t already aware, April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. Throughout the month, Morris Animal Foundation will be celebrating our many wonderful volunteers who selflessly fuel our mission to create a better and brighter future for the animals we all cherish...

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Laminitis Takes Down A Champion

April 2, 2014

A mere 40 seconds into the second stage of horse racing’s coveted Triple Crown, Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner and Preakness favorite, fractured numerous bones in his lower right rear leg, his “ankle.” What followed was a saga of multiple surgeries, progress and relapse. Then, when the fractures were healing, came the devastating development of laminitis

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Walk Participant Gives Back to Dogs That Gave Her So Much

March 31, 2014

Dogs have been part of Linda Spangler’s life since her childhood. Except for her college years, she has always had at least one canine by her side...

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Road to Hope: Allen Byrne

March 28, 2014

Thousands of veterinarians, technicians, students and industry leaders. Five conferences. Five cities. Three months. One Foundation...

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Gold Star for Dr. Jensen

March 26, 2014

When Dr. Tracey Jensen opened Wellington Veterinary Clinic in Colorado with her husband, Dr. Wayne Jensen, in 1999, she couldn’t have known where it would lead...

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Los Gatos Takes a Walk for K9 Cancer Research

March 24, 2014

Area dog owners are gearing up for the annual Los Gatos K9 Cancer Walk on Sunday, April 13, at Vasona Lake Park in Los Gatos. Proceeds from the event will benefit Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization that invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for animals...

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POSTED IN: Dog cancer


Spring Break…but not for Science!

March 21, 2014

When your mission is to serve animals by improving their health, it only makes sense to ensure that animal health care providers know a lot about you. That’s why Morris Animal Foundation is actively involved on college campuses, where the next generation of veterinarians is preparing for their careers...

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Louise Morris: The Matriarch Behind Morris Animal Foundation

March 19, 2014

Much has been written about our pioneering founder, Dr. Mark Morris Sr., but few are aware of the amazing contributions of his wife, Louise. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’d like you to get to know her...

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Researchers Offer Hope to Our Irish Friends

March 17, 2014

Irish Setters became popular in the 18th century when they were developed from a mix of Irish Water Spaniels, Irish Terriers, English Setters, Spaniels, Pointers and Gordon Setters. Their trademark solid red color became the mark of excellence in the breed in the 19th century...

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POSTED IN: Canine health


Happy National Wildlife Week! We're Going Ape Over Great Apes

March 14, 2014

Our love affair with the endangered mountain gorillas of east-central Africa began nearly 30 years ago. To mark National Wildlife Week, we thought we’d share a bit about these majestic creatures and our role in saving them from extinction...

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POSTED IN: Animal studies


Brain Biopsies Improve Diagnosis and Offer Treatment Insight

March 12, 2014

When Tucker, an 8-year-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, was diagnosed with a brain mass, his owner felt fortunate because veterinarians were able to determine the exact type of cells within the mass...

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Road to Hope: Kate O’Brien, Sr. Events Specialist

March 10, 2014

Much of my professional career I have had the pleasure of working with volunteers who believe in making a difference. Here at Morris Animal Foundation, I am fortunate to manage the Foundation’s events program and to work with passionate volunteers from across the country who help to plan our K9 Cancer Walk series...

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CSU Researcher Gets Catty!

March 7, 2014

It isn't every day that you get to discover one new virus, let alone three. However, that is exactly what researchers at Colorado State University have done...

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POSTED IN: Cat health


Did you know....

March 5, 2014

When eagles, hawks, falcons and owls get sick or injured, they often remain stoic until they are severely ill or suddenly die. Because these avian patients exhibit few behavioral changes, wildlife veterinarians struggle with early disease and injury detection. With Morris Animal Foundation funding...

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