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What Is a Virtual Pet Cancer Walk?

June 6, 2014

Our virtual pet cancer walk is an online fundraising campaign that gives people from all over the world the opportunity to take a stand against pet cancer. This unique event gives pet parents a chance to rally family, friends and coworkers to unite against pet cancer and make a difference in the lives of pets all around the world.

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UPDATE: California Sea Lion Pups

May 29, 2014

During early 2013, a large number of California sea lion pups started stranding along the Southern California coast. They kept stranding at high rates, in dire need of food and water, until June. All told, over 1,600 pups came ashore – the largest number of stranded pups within a single event in California’s history. The cause of this event was unknown.

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The World’s Oldest Creatures Need Our Help

May 23, 2014

Did you know turtles have existed for longer than 100 million years? Unfortunately, these animals are now disappearing due to poaching, the exotic food and pet trade industries, entanglements, marine debris and habitat change and destruction...

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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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Celebrating Little Dogs With Big Hearts

May 5, 2014

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, it’s only fitting to tell you more about the tiny breed that holds a big place in our hearts. Of course, we’re talking about Chihuahuas. These dogs may be small in stature, but pound-for-pound they are bursting with courage, adventure, intelligence and loyalty.

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Understanding Pet Cancer: Morris Animal Foundation Offers Free Mast Cell Tumor Webinar

April 30, 2014

All pet owners should understand and know the warning signs of mast cell tumors, which are common and potentially dangerous skin tumors that our beloved pets can develop...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scientists Go to Bat for Bat Health

October 28, 2013

You wouldn’t think that a bit of white fuzz could threaten to take out entire species of animals—but that is exactly what is happening. White-nose syndrome, named for the white, fuzzy growth that occurs on the nose and ears of affected bats, is one of the fastest spreading...

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Fall Heightens the Battle Against Canine Cancer

September 3, 2013

September is a huge month in the fight against canine cancer, the No. 1 killer of dogs over the age of 2. Volunteers in Colorado, Indiana and Tennessee are hard at work preparing for not one but three different K9 Cancer Walk events to benefit Morris Animal Foundation.

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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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We’re Wagging Our Tails Over the PetSafe Gala

August 27, 2013

It was all smiles and tail wagging at the second annual PetSafe Black Ties & Tails Gala to benefit Morris Animal Foundation. The dog-friendly gala took place on Saturday, August 10, in Knoxville, Tenn., and more than 160 people accompanied by more than 30 dogs were in attendance.

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Indy Leaps into the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study

August 26, 2013

Indy is a quintessential Golden Retriever. At nearly three years of age, this bundle of energy participates in dock dog diving competitions – he is titled in the Senior Division which jumps 15’ – 19’, he is already a United Kennel Club champion & International Champion and has his Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dogs International certifications. Soon, Indy will start competing in obedience.

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