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Travels With Barley

September 14, 2017 Carol Borchert

Motorcycling has been a part of Peter Burke’s life since his days as a young adult. Long trips on winding roads across the country offered a freedom hard to capture with any other mode of transportation. There was only one problem. Peter missed his dogs. And there were a lot of dogs to miss.

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In Celebration of National Dog Day – The World is a Better Place, Thanks to Dogs

August 17, 2017 Carol Borchert

We celebrate National Dog Day on August 26, a chance to remember all the reasons we love dogs, but also a chance to help make the world a better place for dogs. Read on to discover some fun facts about dogs, then learn what you can do right now to help all dogs have longer, healthier lives.

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Solving the Plague Puzzle Important to Preserving Western Prairie Wildlife Ecosystems

August 10, 2017 Carol Borchert

When a prairie dog colony is decimated by plague, the effects reverberate throughout the entire local ecosystem, from animals to plants and even the soil.

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In Memory of Tag – Owner Determined to Help in the Fight Against Canine Cancer

August 3, 2017 Carol Borchert

When Tag, a beloved golden retriever, lost his life to cancer, his devastated owner decided to channel her grief into action. Determined to help change health outcomes for all dogs, she is matching all gifts to the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, now through National Dog Day on August 26.

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Catching Cancer in Cats

June 8, 2017

Although we tend to think of viruses causing diseases like the flu or common cold, it’s becoming increasingly clear that viruses have strong links to certain cancers, both in people and animals. Nowhere is this more obvious than in cats, where cancer-causing viruses have been recognized for decades.

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How Does Cancer Affect Wildlife?

May 25, 2017

When considering issues affecting wildlife health, cancer doesn’t immediately come to mind. However, cancer is a problem for many wild animals and poses unique challenges for wildlife biologists, veterinarians and conservationists.

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New Equine Research Advances Battle Against Cancer

May 18, 2017

Cancer is found in diverse animal species, from mice to sharks. Horses are no exception. They share many of the same cancers seen in other animals as well as people; cancers which can be devastating for horses and their owners.

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Your Cat’s Best Defense against Cancer May Be Snuggling with You

May 11, 2017

Many of us do monthly or yearly cancer bump and lump checks on ourselves as part of our overall wellness efforts to catch any potential problems early – sometimes with lifesaving results. The same kind of lump and bump check can be a life-saving routine for our cats, too.

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Dogs of the sea have a best friend in Morris Animal Foundation

April 6, 2017

With their sparkling personalities and legendary intelligence, bottlenose dolphins are one of the most beloved of all sea creatures (which accounts for their “dogs of the sea” nickname). But, like all marine animals, the health of dolphins is vulnerable to the effects of pollution, climate change and emerging diseases.

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Researchers offer new hope for deadly brain worms

July 17, 2015

It may sound like something right out of a horror film, but brain worms are very real.

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POSTED IN: Animal welfare


What’s Plaguing Prairie Dogs?

December 10, 2014

Being based in Denver, Morris Animal Foundation staff are very aware of our neighbors who burrow in the high plains of Colorado: prairie dogs. We’re also very concerned with and taking action to combat sylvatic plague, a highly transmittable infectious bacterial disease that is decimating prairie dog colonies throughout the West.

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Season of Hope: Meet Dr. Zimmerman

November 24, 2014

“I was born horse crazy—and just a little dog crazy,” says Dr. Sarah Zimmerman, Morris Animal Foundation donor, Lamplighter legacy society member and animal lover.

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POSTED IN: Animal welfare


Season of Hope: Meet Emmett

November 17, 2014

As we head into our second week of our Season of Hope Campaign, we would like to introduce you to one of our canine friends, Emmett, and his pet parents, Maggie and John.

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POSTED IN: Animal welfare


Giving Shelter Animals Better Health

April 30, 2014

Today is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is focused on animal health, and we recognize that health and welfare are interconnected. That’s why we’ve invested in many studies that have improved the lives of animals in shelters.

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POSTED IN: Animal welfare


Stem Cells May Uncover Disease Mysteries

July 23, 2012 MAF

Learn how Morris Animal Foundation is taking the lead as the largest nonprofit source of funding to identify how stem cells really work.

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Cutting-Edge Science Could Cut Kidney Disease

July 21, 2012 MAF

Did you know that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is the number one killer of cats in the country? Though the disease can be managed if caught in the early stages, it is often not diagnosed until the late stages, leaving few treatment options.

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Morris Animal Foundation Gets Surprise at BlogPaws 2012

June 28, 2012 MAF

Once a year, the nation’s leading online voices in pet health, advocacy, welfare and lifestyle come together at the BlogPaws annual conference, and Morris Animal Foundation staff was delighted to join this year’s event.

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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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Morris Animal Foundation receives $170k from Paul Mitchell Schools!

May 16, 2012 MAF

Glittering with gorgeous gowns and glamorous hairdos, the legendary Beverly Hilton, home of the Golden Globe Awards, rolled out the red carpet for the Paul Mitchell Schools’ 9th annual FUNraising Gala.

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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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