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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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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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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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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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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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The search for better antibiotics for treating captive animals

February 23, 2012 MAF

What do African lions, American alligators, Amur tigers and grizzly bears all have in common? Besides being a bit toothy, all are wild animals that often need medication when they are housed in captivity.

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Stopping the revolving shelter door

February 22, 2012 MAF

One vet student’s mission to slow shelter return rates

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Cool science is the wave of the future

February 17, 2012 MAF

foundation CEO talks about the next big thing

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Morris Animal Foundation Marketplace

February 15, 2012 MAF

Shop the Morris Animal Foundation Marketplace where your purchase helps your pet and other animals enjoy longer, healthier lives: 20% of all store proceeds go directly to the Morris Animal Foundation.

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Preserved Habitat Near National Parks Helps Species Conservation

February 1, 2012 MAF

Released: 1/30/2012 2:30 PM EST Source: University of Washington Read more.

Seeing Clearly: Identifying New Causes and Treatments for Feline Conjunctivitis

January 10, 2012 MAF

It’s not uncommon for cats to develop cold-like symptoms such as sneezing, runny eyes and a cough, especially in shelters or other environments in which many cats are housed.

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Wild Animals Get Stressed Out, Too

January 9, 2012 MAF

We know that our pets can get stressed out, but what about wild animals? What would they have to worry about? Turns out, the answer is us.

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2011: A Banner Year for Helping Animals

January 9, 2012 MAF

In 2011, Morris Animal Foundation saw many important outcomes from studies we’ve funded all over the world.

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