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We need your help to reach our fiscal goals

May 30, 2013

Most people don’t associate the start of summer with the end of the year, but at Morris Animal Foundation we do. That’s because June 30 marks the end of our fiscal year. It’s a time when we need to secure any remaining funding we have allocated for health studies for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife and set ourselves up to begin funding the companion animal studies that will be approved at our annual meeting in Denver this June.

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Upcoming Human-Animal Bond Research Funding Opportunities

May 2, 2013

Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) has announced funding will be made available for high-quality research designed to better understand the human and animal health benefits of the human-animal bond in seven areas.

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Volunteers fuel the efforts of Morris Animal Foundation

April 22, 2013

April is National Volunteer Month. Many nonprofits will take time this month to spotlight volunteer opportunities and honor those who have volunteered their time, talents and resources to make the world a better place.

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Animal Illness Meets Its Match

January 9, 2013

Animal lovers across the country invested in a brighter future for animals in December. Thousands of supporters helped Morris Animal Foundation’s surpass its year-end Matching Gift Challenge of $50,000, which was sponsored by Paul Mitchell Schools.

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In Loving Memory

November 25, 2012 MAF

With your donation of $50 or more, you can upload an image of your choice and add a personalized sentiment. Your pet’s tribute will appear in the In Loving Memory gallery within one week of donating and will remain there for a minimum of six months.

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Petplan Supports Morris Animal Foundation with Matching Gift During #Giving Tuesday

November 23, 2012 MAF

Petplan pet insurance will celebrate its two-year partnership with Morris Animal Foundation by participating with the nonprofit for #GivingTuesday.

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To Our Donors...Thank You! [VIDEO]

November 22, 2012 MAF

Our supporters have made a huge impact on a lot of people and pets. From the bottom of all our hearts, thank you. Watch our 'Thank You' video here

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Animal World Loses a Great Advocate

October 20, 2012 MAF

The veterinary world lost a true great, and Morris Animal Foundation lost a true friend on October 18 when Dr. Robert “R.K.” Anderson passed away at the age of 90. He was a revolutionary animal behaviorist, founder of the Animal Behavior Resources Institute and co-inventor of the Gentle Leader head collar and Easy Walk harness.

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Science has the power to change the world

October 12, 2012 MAF

When Dr. Mark Morris Sr. established Morris Animal Foundation in 1948, he envisioned a world in which scientific discoveries would lead to healthy lives for animals.

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New Circle of Discovery Honors Foundation Supporters

September 10, 2012 MAF

Imagine a future in which a dog with cancer lives a long life with the people who love him. Early diagnostic tools identify kidney disease, so a cat can be effectively treated and years are added to her life. Horses are free of laminitis because researchers find ways to prevent this common disease. An endangered rhino population is thriving because of reproductive interventions.

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Veterinary Research May Hold Solutions for Chronic Infections

August 29, 2012 MAF

Anyone who has experienced the pain of a urinary tract or bladder infection can empathize with a pet that suffers from chronic infections.

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Study Shows High Prevalence of Anemia-Causing Parasite in South American Camelids

July 17, 2012 MAF

Mycoplasma haemolamae is a bacterium that attaches to red blood cells and causes anemia in South American camelids. A recently developed blood test for diagnosing infection indicates that some infected animals do not show clinical signs of anemia.

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A postoperative pop of pain relief

May 18, 2012 MAf

Research shows that novel drug formulation works in just one shot

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Chance encounter leads to lifelong puppy love

May 18, 2012 MAF

Diane Tanner can trace her commitment to Morris Animal Foundation back to a youthful joy ride and a serendipitous encounter with a Doberman who changed her life.

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On a cold-blooded crusade

May 18, 2012 MAF

For centuries philosophers and scientists have debated the question, “Can animals feel pain?” Until about three decades ago, the answer to that question was thought to be “no.”

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Celebrate National Pet Week with Morris Animal Foundation

May 8, 2012 MAF

Every year, the first full week of May is celebrated as National Pet Week. The observance isn’t limited to any specific cause, disease awareness or type of pet—it’s simply dedicated to celebrating the wonderful animals with whom we share our lives.

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Become a Loyal Friend to help advance animal health

May 2, 2012 MAF

By becoming a Loyal Friend and enrolling in automatic monthly giving, you provide ongoing, sustainable support for the programs that create a healthier tomorrow for animals.

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Fighting back during Pet Cancer Awareness Month

May 1, 2012 MAF

PETCO and the Blue Buffalo Co. Pledge to Raise $1 Million for Morris Animal Foundation.

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Seasonal risks for pets

April 13, 2012 MAF

It can be easy to forget about outdoor seasonal risk factors for our pets, especially after a long winter. So here is a refresher on what to look for in the coming months and how Morris Animal Foundation is addressing these dangerous seasonal disease risks.

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Morris Animal Foundation Serves Up Specialty Medicine for Pets

April 9, 2012 MAF

In some ways, Morris Animal Foundation operates like a specialty grocer. We have our shelves stocked with top-of-the-line products (the groundbreaking studies into widespread diseases we usually talk about).

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