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Betty White to Lead Canine Cancer–Fighting Dream Team for Morris Animal Foundation

PETCO and the Blue Buffalo Co. Pledge to Raise $1 Million for Foundation in Honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Cancer is the No.1 cause of death in dogs over the age of 2—a statistic Morris Animal Foundation is devoted to changing. Fortunately, the nonprofit has some strong partners. In honor of May being National Pet Cancer Awareness Month, PETCO and the Blue Buffalo Co. have pledged to raise $1 million to help further the Foundation’s cutting-edge efforts in fighting canine cancer. Leading the charge is none other than long-time Foundation trustee Betty White.

America’s Golden Girl recorded a special PSA to create awareness of the pledge made by the partners to raise $1 million in the month of May. The funds in turn will directly benefit Morris Animal Foundation and the comprehensive pet cancer research it funds. Last year, the Blue Buffalo Co. and PETCO raised $800,000 for Morris Animal Foundation. Through this research, the Foundation will help advance the development of diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for cancer in dogs and cats.

For each bag of Blue Buffalo dog or cat food purchased at PETCO stores across the country, $1 will be donated to Morris Animal Foundation during the month of May. Donations of any amount will also be accepted at PETCO registers or at, so customers can contribute to the cause as much as they would like.

Posted by MAFon May 19, 2011.

Categories: Animal health, Cancer


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Submitted by Sharon Keen at: May 28, 2011
My mother's beloved dog, LuLu, died from cancer just before Christmas. One of my dogs died this month and a good friend's cat is slowly dying from lymphoma. It seems cancer is more and more common - not just in people, but in our beloved pets. We all need to do our part to help combat this awful disease.