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Carol Borchert

For nearly 70 years, Morris Animal Foundation has been a global leader in funding studies to advance animal health. With the help of generous donors like you, we are improving the health and well-being of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife worldwide. Read more.


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Thank you for helping us help animals

January 4, 2018 Sean Andersen-Vie

What an incredible year! We are proud to announce that because of our valued donors, we at Morris Animal Foundation surpassed our 2017 end-of-year fundraising campaign goals. Thank you to everyone who made a donation during this time, and throughout the year, to help animals have longer, healthier lives.

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Making the future healthier for animals

December 28, 2017 Carol Borchert

For Andrea and Vincent Conti it’s not only love for their golden retriever, Gemma, that connects them to Morris Animal Foundation; it’s a love of science. Andrea has her master’s degree in nursing, and Vincent is a cardiac surgeon on the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch. That scientific background is what drew them to Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

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The Contributions of Many Make a World of Difference to Animals Across the Globe

December 15, 2017 Carol Borchert

We are fortunate at Morris Animal Foundation in that we have many incredible people who remind us about the importance of the work we accomplish together through their emails, their calls, their visits and their notes of support.

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Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald – A Tireless Advocate for Animals and Science

November 16, 2017

While rattlesnakes might not be most people’s choice for a study subject, for Dr. Fitzgerald it’s a living being worthy of our understanding. It’s his passion for animals that also draws him to Morris Animal Foundation, and inspires his support for an organization whose mission is to advance the health of animals.

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Prions – Zombies of the Infectious Disease World

November 14, 2017 Carol Borchert

In the closing days of 1984, when veterinarian David Bee was called out to look at a sick cow on a farm in Sussex, England, little did he realize that he was about to examine the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) – mad cow disease – in the United Kingdom.

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Rabies Remains a Threat in Impoverished Regions of the World, Despite Effective Vaccine

September 28, 2017 Carol Borchert

September 28 is World Rabies Day, an important awareness day targeting a lethal disease. Despite awareness days and continued research, many misperceptions about rabies exist, fueled by images from popular culture and widespread misinformation.

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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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Your Gifts in Action

September 7, 2017 Carol Borchert

For the past 69 years, Morris Animal Foundation has been a global leader in funding studies to advance animal health. With the help of generous donors like you, we are improving the health and well-being of dogs, cats, horses and wildlife worldwide.

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Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign Meets Fundraising Goal

July 6, 2017

Our annual campaign to raise funds for cancer research that will lead to new understandings about how to prevent, diagnose earlier, and treat the cancers that take the lives of our pets too soon. The campaign exceeded its fundraising goal thanks to the generosity of our donors and a dollar-for-dollar matching gift (up to $50,000) from the Blue Buffalo Foundation.

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Unite to Fight Pet Cancer: Your Gift Makes the Difference

June 29, 2017

Thank you to all our donors for your generosity during our Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign, which ends on June 30. Your gifts will support pet cancer studies at leading institutions around the world, helping veterinary researchers push for more answers and find more solutions to the broad range of diseases we call cancer.

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Hug Your Veterinarian – It’s World Veterinary Day

April 29, 2017

Veterinarians, armed with expertise and a wealth of knowledge, help save animals every minute of every day. To honor the work they do, World Veterinary Day, on April 29, is a day set aside to celebrate and acknowledge the life-saving work carried out by veterinarians all over the world.

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A Child’s Love of Animals; A Family Honoring Their Son’s Dream

January 18, 2017 MAF

Most kids love animals in a big, warm and wonderful way. But Ben Cote took that love to a whole new level. After losing a fight with childhood cancer, his parents were determined to help see his dreams of helping animals come true.

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Thank you to all our donors! Your gifts help save animal lives around the world

January 1, 2017

On December 31, we wrapped up our annual Season of Hope. Thank you to everyone who made a donation during this time, and throughout the year, to help animals around the world have longer, healthier lives.

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Your gifts help save animal lives

December 27, 2016

The end of the year is a great time to reflect on and celebrate our successes. Your contributions have helped us fund life-saving animal health research in 2016, and improve the health and veterinary care for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife around the world. Here are a few study highlights from the past year, made possible by your generous support.

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New treatment for deadly poisoning offers gift of life for affected dogs

December 20, 2016

Noses to the ground, dogs will sniff out and eat just about anything. Jimbo, an overeager Jack Russell terrier (is there any other kind?) was one of those dogs. His nose got him in trouble by finding metaldehyde-containing slug baits that he happily consumed.

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Lions, tigers and rhinos in AnimalNews 16.4

December 19, 2016

Spillover diseases is our lead story in the newest edition of AnimalNews, where you can keep up to date on the latest Morris Animal Foundation research and success stories. You’ll learn about the studies your gifts are helping to fund, along with updates on many of our programs, including the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.

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Just breathe – study gives hope to horses suffering from asthma

December 1, 2016

Asthma, which cause swelling in the airways and difficulty breathing, is typically thought of as a human disease but also can occur in horses. In fact, equine asthma (recurrent airway obstruction) is one of the most common respiratory problems seen in horses. The disease leads to progressive breathing difficulty, severely impacting the quality of life for horses that suffer from it.

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#GivingTuesday a time to reflect and embrace the spirit of the season

November 29, 2016

Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration to celebrate and encourage giving. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, this year on November 29, and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

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Dr. Morris’s ideas and innovations continue to positively impact pet lives

November 28, 2016

During this year’s Season of Hope, we remember Dr. Mark Morris Sr.’s commitment to helping animals that indirectly suffered from the Great Depression. Dr. Morris discovered that a lack of table scraps during these difficult years led many dog owners to turn to inexpensive commercial foods in order to feed their pets.

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