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Join us June 28th for our Virtual Walk

May 7, 2015

Patricia Mulvihill has participated in every South Florida K9 Cancer Walk to benefit Morris Animal Foundation since the program began five years ago. This past January, Patricia proudly walked in loving memory of Dolly and Boo, both taken by cancer, as well as for her other dogs Baxter, Shana and Mickey.

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

April 22, 2015

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.

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South Africa, a Long Way From Oregon

March 18, 2015

Creeping up on African buffalo to monitor their health is no easy task; they are big, formidably armed, and don’t take kindly to strangers; but it can be a piece of cake compared to finding funding for wildlife health research.

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Staff Members Make a Difference, One Month at a Time

February 4, 2015

Sitting from my office desk and peering at my colleagues busily working away, I smile thinking about the meaningful work we each contribute to every day. Staff members at Morris Animal Foundation come from different backgrounds and experiences, but we have something very special in common: We are all striving to create a better and brighter future for the animals we love.

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South Florida Outshines Canine Cancer

January 29, 2015

Sunday was a day for dogs! For the third year in a row, South Florida dog lovers gathered for the annual K9 Cancer Walk to benefit Morris Animal Foundation.

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Jackass Penguins? Student Works to help the African Penguins

January 21, 2015

Known as the jackass penguin because of its donkey-like bray, the African penguin once flourished. Unfortunately, this penguin species—the only one to breed in Africa—has suffered severe population declines in recent years and is currently classified as endangered. Current numbers are estimated at only 10 percent of the more than 1.45 million adult penguins that existed at the start of the 20th century.

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The Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project and Morris Animal Foundation

January 21, 2015

By the early to mid-1980s, fewer than 300 mountain gorillas were known to still exist in the world. Zoologist and primatologist Dr. Dian Fossey, who studied mountain gorillas exclusively in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, wanted to change those numbers.

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Celebrating the Past, While Looking Toward the Future

January 15, 2015

At a time when most veterinarians were working with farmers and agricultural animals, Dr. Mark Morris, Sr, catered to companion animals and their owners. In 1929, he established one of the very first exclusively companion animal veterinary clinics in the country, Raritan Animal Hospital in Edison, New Jersey. In addition to being at the forefront of providing companion animals with outstanding veterinary care, Dr. Morris also felt that nutrition could be used to manage various health conditions that affected animals.

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Happy National Bird Day: We Celebrate 25 Years of Helping Birds

January 4, 2015

Owning a companion bird is no small task. One of the many pets that “owned” me was an adorable cockatiel named Frosty. She was 3 years old when I adopted her. Unfortunately, inbreeding for her unusual white and black coloring contributed to her many health problems. When I met her, she was housed in a cage designed for a much smaller bird, leaving her inadequate room to move around. She was obese, could not fly and could barely walk.

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It’s Not Too Late to Send the Perfect Gift!

December 24, 2014

Looking for the perfect last-minute gift for the animal lovers in your life? Honor your friends and family members by sending Morris Animal Foundation holiday eCards.

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Season of Hope: Parker Puts His Talents to Work Against Cancer

December 22, 2014

At only 7 years of age, he’s already accomplished so much. Parker’s a professional animal model and actor, a registered therapy dog with Pet Partners and he competes in agility in his spare time. He can skateboard, surf and even play a very bad rendition of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the keyboard—if you listen very carefully and have a lot of imagination.

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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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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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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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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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Foundation Announces Four New Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study

October 22, 2014

The Morris Animal Foundation Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study are four-year grants designed to financially support veterinarians while they return to school for training to gain a PhD in a field of animal health research. The Foundation recently granted four new Veterinary Fellowships for Advanced Study (learn more about them below), which brings the total number of current fellowships to 12.

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Osteoarthritis in Cats

October 2, 2014

As we mentioned last month, cats are masters at hiding their illnesses, so as pet owners we need to keep close watch on their behavior. As Morris Animal Foundation continues to fund impactful science to help our feline friends lead longer, healthier lives, we would like to share an update with you about one of our studies.

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Lisa Belden

October 1, 2014

Frogs, toads, newts. Did you know these amphibians fill an important ecological niche—and that their populations are declining rapidly worldwide?

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Wildlife Can Get Cancer, Too

September 18, 2014

The Tasmanian devil is more than a cartoon character. This carnivorous scavenger plays an important role in the ecosystem of the island of Tasmania, but the species is now in trouble.

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