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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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Betty White Announces Winners of the Orvis Cover Dog Photo Contest

July 23, 2013

Dog lovers have spoken and the winners of the latest round of the Orvis Cover Dog Contest have been chosen. Animal lover and Morris Animal Foundation supporter Betty White teamed up with the Orvis Company to announce the winners.

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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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Fun Facts: Sea Lions

July 16, 2013

Whether floating together on the ocean’s surface, jumping out of the water like porpoises or “surfing” the breaking waves, sea lions know how to have fun. These lovable animals are one of the many species that Morris Animal Foundation is working to help. Here are a few fun facts about these marine mammals.

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Meet One of Our Golden Boys

July 12, 2013

Meet Gibbs. This active and adorable Golden Retriever joined our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study just before his second birthday this past spring.

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New Research Looks to Identify Risk Factors for Heart Failure in Cats

July 8, 2013

I will never forget the day nearly 11 years ago, when my 8-year-old, black and white cat Bailey ran into my office howling in pain and with what seemed like paralysis in one of her back legs. I had no idea what the problem was, but within minutes, she was gone and I was shell-shocked. ~ By Heidi Jeter

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Help Betty White Save Sea Lion Pups!

July 3, 2013

Known for their keen intelligence, playful natures and general adorableness, California sea lions have won their way into many an animal lover’s heart, including ours at Morris Animal Foundation. So when marine researchers at the National Marine Mammal Foundation in California informed us that more than 1,200 California sea lions, mostly young pups, had died suddenly this year, we knew we had to help.

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Dog owner and veterinarian show dedication to Golden health

July 2, 2013

Golden Retriever owners are as loyal to their breed as Goldens are to their owners. That's why Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study caught the attention of veterinarians and dog owners across the country, including Dr. Michael Lappin and Nancy Bishop of Massachusetts.

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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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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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Time to Start the Gold Rush

June 10, 2013

3,000-that's the golden number! Application for Morris Animal Foundation's Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is open, and we're actively recruiting 3,000 Goldens under the age of 2 to take part in this amazing health study.

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Selfless passion fuels the efforts of Morris Animal Foundation

June 6, 2013

When Cynthia Farrell turned 40, she wanted to use her birthday as an opportunity to fuel her passion for veterinary science and to honor two dogs with special places in her heart.

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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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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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From Bats to Elephants to Sea Lions: New Studies Will Help Species Worldwide

May 23, 2013

“There’s nobody else out there that provides veterinary wildlife dollars to the extent that Morris Animal Foundation does,” says Dr. Mark Stetter, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University and a former chair of Morris Animal Foundation’s Wildlife Scientific Advisory Board.

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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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