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Morris Animal Foundation Gets Surprise at BlogPaws 2012

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.

BlogPaws is an online community site for pet bloggers, enthusiasts, pet people on Twitter and Facebook and companies talking with the growing community of serious writers, bloggers and tweeters.

At this year’s conference, Morris Animal Foundation was nominated for “Best Facebook Design.” Although the award was rightfully given to the Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary, the weekend had other surprises in store for Morris Animal Foundation.

Every year, one attendee's recommended charity is chosen at random by BlogPaws to receive a $2,000 donation. This year, Jim Nelson of Tripawds, a canine cancer blogging community, was the chosen attendee. And his recommended charity? Morris Animal Foundation.

"It was a surprise and an honor to have BlogPaws choose the Morris Animal Foundation for a contribution on behalf of Tripawds,” says Jim.  

Morris Animal Foundation is flattered to receive this contribution from BlogPaws on behalf of Tripawds, its founders Jim and René, and their three-legged canine friend, Jerry, who inspired the site. Jim, René and Jerry have been very active participants in the Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk Progra

Jim and René learned about Morris Animal Foundation shortly after Jerry had an amputation due to osteosarcoma in 2006. They started the Tripawds Blogs community to help others facing bone cancer with their dogs.

To learn more about Tripawds, visit their community of canine cancer bloggers and you can also catch Jim and René’s keynote presentation alongside Fabien Cousteau (grandson of Jacques Cousteau) at Take a Bite out of Canine Cancer in November. The event is put on by fellow canine cancer research advocates, GreyHounds Rock.


Posted by MAF on June 28, 2012.

Categories: Animal health, Animal welfare, Pet health


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