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Chance to Help Improve the Lives of Dogs

July 24, 2014

In May 2013, their 8-year-old Golden Retriever, Lily, had been diagnosed with oral cancer. As the family struggled to come to terms with Lily’s diagnosis, their 10-year-old Golden Retriever, Max, died suddenly six weeks later from hemangiosarcoma. Lily spiraled into a deep depression and succumbed to her disease on September 11, less than three months after Max’s passing.

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POSTED IN: Animal health


Remembering Helps Heal the Heart

July 14, 2014

Do you remember the first time you lost a beloved pet? I bet you do. It doesn't matter how old you are or how many losses you’ve suffered, dealing with a faithful companion’s death is never easy.

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Cancer: a Real Threat to Pets

July 9, 2014

Cancer poses a very serious threat to all of our pets. Six million new pet cancer diagnoses are made every year, and countless families experience the devastating effects of this deadly disease...

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POSTED IN: Animal health


Ways for You to #UniteToFight Against Pet Cancer

July 2, 2014

Morris Animal Foundation is excited to continue our fight against pet cancer with our ongoing Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign! Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in dogs and cats worldwide. Hopefully, you’ve already downloaded our free pet cancer guides. If not, take a moment to do so now. By arming yourself with the knowledge in our guides, you take an important step in learning how to protect your pet...

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#AskFallon Video Challenges Tonight Show Host to Fight Pet Cancer

May 7, 2014

Dog lover Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrays “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” has a challenge for fellow dog lover and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon. Goldsmith is helping Morris Animal Foundation to #AskFallon to participate in the Foundation’s upcoming Unite to Fight Virtual Pet Cancer Walk.

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Happy National Pet Parents Day! Pet Parenthood and Sharing a Life with Animals

April 27, 2014

Although I am a veterinarian and have devoted my life to helping animals around the world, I actually couldn’t have pets when I was growing up. I wanted one (or more accurately a dozen), but my mother was very allergic to animal dander. She always regretted us not having pets, but it was just not something we could manage...

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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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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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POSTED IN: Animal health


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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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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Morris Animal Foundation: A story of discovery and chance

August 29, 2013

As we celebrate our 65th anniversary this year, we’re taking a look back at our rich history. Our story begins with a young man named Mark L. Morris, who in the fall of 1925 traveled 2,000 miles from his home in Colorado to Ithaca, New York, where he enrolled at Cornell University. A year later, doctorate of veterinary medicine in hand, Dr. Morris set out on a path that would change the course of veterinary medicine forever.

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Training Your Golden Retriever

August 7, 2013

“Bad behavior” is the biggest reason that pets are relinquished. Sadly many dogs don’t even realize their behavior is inappropriate. According to David Haworth, DVM, PhD, and president and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, dogs thrive on having limits. As pack animals, dogs need a lot of structure—and as the owner, you need to provide it. You need to be aware of (and decide for yourself) what normal canine behavior is and what behavior is unacceptable.

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Summer Research Helps Train Veterinary Students for the Future

July 26, 2013

When Morris Animal Foundation launched its Veterinary Student Scholars Program in 2005, we really didn’t know what to expect from the students who received the first grants. What we got were students like Dr. Aric Frantz, who today is an accomplished scientist at the University of Minnesota. His innovative work with cancer stem cells could significantly change the effectiveness of cancer treatments for pets.

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New Studies Tackle Cancer and Infectious Diseases in Pets

July 22, 2013

At the end of June, 10 veterinary scientists gathered around a table at a Denver hotel to review and discuss the merits of 81 scientific research grant proposals—each with the potential to advance veterinary medicine for pets.

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We’re Proud to Enter Charity Navigator’s Top 10%

July 2, 2013

What does Morris Animal Foundation have in common with the best charities in America? For the third consecutive year, we’ve been rated as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator.

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University of California–Davis Professor Appointed to Foundation Board of Trustees

July 1, 2013

Marine wildlife expert Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, was recently appointed to Morris Animal Foundation’s board of trustees. Mazet is a professor of epidemiology and disease ecology and director of the Wildlife Health Center at the University of California–Davis.

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University Spotlight: Colorado State University

June 25, 2013

With the Morris Animal Foundation offices located in Denver and Colorado State University (CSU) located just 65 miles away in Fort Collins, the two organizations are nearly neighbors. The Foundation supports scientists at veterinary schools throughout the world, and CSU is one of its oldest partners.

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Win a Date with America’s Golden Girl and Favorite Animal Lover Betty White

June 17, 2013

Ever wonder what it would be like to share an evening of witty banter with America’s Golden Girl Betty White? Now is your opportunity. Through an eBay auction, fans can bid to be Betty White’s guest at the Morris Animal Foundation Gala of HOPE, An Evening with Betty White in Los Angeles in October. Bidding for “Win a Date with Betty” will start at $1,500. Click here and start bidding June 17.

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POSTED IN: Animal health, Donate


Keeping Your Pets Safe and Healthy During a Natural Disaster

June 12, 2013 MAF

With natural disasters seemingly popping up left and right, it’s important that all pet owners take the necessary precautions to keep their animals safe and healthy, especially in the case of an evacuation.

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Donor’s support pays off in an unexpected ways

May 31, 2013

As a lifelong animal lover, Linda Stone, of Scottsdale, Arizona, has experienced the deaths of her dog (kidney failure), skunk (hemophilia) and trap-neuter-release cat (transmittable venereal tumor).

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