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Fall Heightens the Battle Against Canine Cancer

September is a huge month in the fight against canine cancer, the No. 1 killer of dogs over the age of 2. Volunteers in Colorado, Indiana and Tennessee are hard at work preparing for not one but three different K9 Cancer Walk events to benefit Morris Animal Foundation.

The K9 Cancer Walk Program, which began in 2008, is now completely volunteer-driven. In fiscal-year 2013, dog lovers across the country will walk with their canine friends to raise money at five walks to benefit Morris Animal Foundation and our canine research.

Salida, Colorado, kicks off our fall lineup this Saturday, September 7, with the city’s inaugural walk. They will be followed by another inaugural event on September 14 in Indianapolis. Then, on September 22, volunteers led by PetSafe employees in Knoxville, Tennessee, will host their third annual event. Last year, more than 500 Knoxville area dog lovers raised more than $50,000 at the walk.

As you can imagine, these walks require the help of hundreds of passionate volunteers, and Morris Animal Foundation is thrilled to have so many dog lovers joining our efforts to make the world a brighter place for animals—and those who love them.

Check out our events schedule to see if you can join your community in a walk near you. If there isn’t a walk near you, become a “Sit & Stay” virtual participant or even start your own walk.  


Categories: Animal health, K9 Cancer walks
September 3, 2013