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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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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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Study Identifies Causes of Brain Inflammation

November 9, 2012 MAF

Meningoencephalitis, a general term for inflammation of the brain and its outer covering, is a naturally occurring disease in dogs that is believed to be caused by genetic and environmental factors. The disease has a grave prognosis when the cause is unknown, and unfortunately, the cause is unclear in 75 percent of cases in dogs.

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Morris Animal Foundation Sponsors Greyhounds Rock Keynote

November 2, 2012 MAF

The keynote—an inspirational discussion about living with canine cancer—will be presented by Jim Nelson and Rene Agredano, founders of the world's largest online community for canine amputees and their humans, Tripawds.com.

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Canine Cancer Samples Made Available to Research

October 30, 2012 MAF

Canine cancer samples are now available to the research community thanks in part to Morris Animal Foundation, Pfizer Animal Health and AKC-Canine Health Foundation.

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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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Save Halloween and Help Save the Bats!

October 17, 2012 MAF

Morris Animal Foundation is partnering with ZuPreem to help save bats from fatal disease

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Scientific Studies Address Feline Heart Disease

October 15, 2012 MAF

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common type of heart disease in cats. As veterinarians well know, thromboembolisms are frequent complications of HCM, and current therapies are only minimally effective.

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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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Cool Cats Deserve Cool Science

October 9, 2012 MAF

Being as cool as they are, cats deserve their fair share when it comes to health research. Morris Animal Foundation is funding scientists from across the globe who are using cutting-edge technologies to change the way veterinarians diagnose and treat cats. These new studies are really something to “purr” about.

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A View From the Field: Chimps in Uganda

October 8, 2012 MAF

In recent years, infectious diseases have threatened the health of Africa’s endangered apes. Social interactions and behaviors may play a role in spreading disease among wild primates, but very few scientists have looked into these relationships.

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Research Improves Parrot Health

October 2, 2012 MAF

Most veterinarians are aware that Morris Animal Foundation funds research to improve canine and feline health. But you may not realize that we also invest in projects that benefit exotic pets, including amphibians, reptiles and birds. One of the most popular common exotic pets found in homes are parrots, a species Morris Animal Foundation has been instrumental in helping throughout the years.

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