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Your gifts help save animal lives

December 27, 2016

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on and celebrate our successes. Your contributions have helped us fund life-saving animal health research in 2016, and improve the health and veterinary care for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife around the world. Here are a few study highlights from the past year, made possible by your generous support.

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Golden Monday

January 5, 2015

Happy 2015! We at Morris Animal Foundation are thankful for your continued support and we are really looking forward to many exciting things this year, one being the ongoing progress of our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. We expect to hit a huge milestone in 2015 as we work to meet our enrollment goal of 3,000 strong.

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Protecting Pooches from the Flu

November 21, 2014

Flu season is upon us—and canine companions need protection, too, especially if they are living in a shelter. Canine flu, also known as canine influenza virus (CIV), first emerged a decade ago, and since then it’s affected thousands of dogs.

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It’s all about the “Science”

November 19, 2014

First published in 1880 with financial support from Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, Science magazine remains one of the world’s most recognized and respected scientific publications. Science publishes peer-reviewed groundbreaking scientific research and research reviews. A recent issues features work conducted by Morris Animal Foundation–researchers at the Zoological Society of London.

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A Hero with a Winning Smile

October 10, 2014

Puzzle (aka the Wuz, Puz Wuz or the Wuzzle) first came into the lives of Kari and her family in April 2013, after Kari changed careers from exotic animal trainer to dog trainer and behavior therapist for children with developmental disabilities.

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Golden Study Celebrates Its Second Year

August 29, 2014

I’m writing today while Bridger, my 16-month-old furry child, is lying on my feet. Bridger is an enthusiastic, unapologetic ball of energy and joy, all contained in a beautiful Golden Retriever body. And, even though he doesn’t know it, he is a hero for all dogs. Bridger is a participant in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, which enters its third year in September.

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Keeping a Close Eye on our Cat Companions

August 22, 2014

Cats are masters at hiding illness, so even the most subtle changes can indicate a serious health problem, including cancer. Cats with illness may show few, if any, clinical signs until it has progressed to the advanced stages. The importance of early detection and routine preventive care are critical to keeping your cat healthy.

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Javan Rhinoceros: Working Together to Save a Species

August 15, 2014

We have all heard that it takes a village to raise a child. Did you know it also takes a village to save a species from extinction? Groups of skilled researchers, wildlife managers and government officials working together with organizations, such as Morris Animal Foundation are all needed to ensure species survival. The Javan rhinoceros is one such species that needs help from the research village.

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High-Status Chimps Could Help Prevent Disease Spread

July 28, 2014

No other species is closer to humans than the chimpanzee, which shares 95 to 98 percent of our genetic blueprint. Like us, they live in family units and create complex social communities. Also like us, their close interactions with one another can lead to illness.

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Study Sheds New Light on Feline Blood Disorder

July 2, 2014

Determining the meaning behind feline blood test results is often a challenge. Especially difficult for veterinarians can be trying to interpret why a cat has lymphocytosis, a condition in which the numbers of lymphocytes (one type of white blood cell) increase beyond the normal range.

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Morris Animal Foundation Has Brazil on the Brain

July 1, 2014

The eyes of the world have been fixed upon Brazil and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, as nations from around the world send teams to compete for soccer’s, or rather football’s, crown jewel. Morris Animal Foundation has also sent teams to Brazil in the past. One team in particular used our funding to study the health of the maned wolf, South America’s largest canid.

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Why Do Brood Mares Develop Colic?

June 30, 2014

Any mother knows that giving birth is a painful process, but imagine if shortly afterwards, your bowel twisted, causing you excruciating pain?

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We’re Halfway There: Celebrating Our 1,500th-Dog Milestone

June 18, 2014

It is with great excitement that we introduce you to Brooks, the 1,500th Golden Retriever to enroll in the study...

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Does Lead in New Orleans Have Mockingbirds Singing the Blues?

June 16, 2014

Mockingbirds are known for their ability to mimic other birds’ songs, and now it seems the northern mockingbirds living in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans may be learning to sing the blues, too.

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Did You Know… Genetics Research Will Improve Alpaca Health

May 30, 2014

Did you know that alpacas were domesticated in South America thousands of years ago? These gentle, friendly herd animals are part of the camelid family, which also includes camels, llamas, vicuña and guanacos.

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What’s Black, White and Endangered?

May 19, 2014

With roughly 1,600 panda bears left in the wild and fewer than 400 in captivity, these animals need help to survive. Morris Animal Foundation has been helping to improve panda health since 2000...

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Morris Animal Foundation is always in the Race to Improve Horse Health

May 2, 2014

Did you know that Morris Animal Foundation has been funding equine health studies for 55 years?

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Happy National Wildlife Week! We're Going Ape Over Great Apes

March 14, 2014

Our love affair with the endangered mountain gorillas of east-central Africa began nearly 30 years ago. To mark National Wildlife Week, we thought we’d share a bit about these majestic creatures and our role in saving them from extinction...

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Morris Animal Foundation Celebrates Anniversary with Matching Gift

September 30, 2013

Morris Animal Foundation would like to thank our loyal donors for your generous donations! Because of you, we surpassed the goal we set for our 65th Anniversary Matching Gift Challenge. Thousands of animal lovers across the country dug deep and gave generously to put us over the top, ensuring we received a...

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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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