DENVER/May 10, 2022 – Petco Love and the Blue Buffalo Company have donated $100,000 as a matching gift to Morris Animal Foundation’s Stop Cancer Furever campaign, the Foundation announced today. The gift will support companion animal cancer research at the Foundation, including studies in prevention, diagnostics and treatment.
“We are grateful to Petco Love and the Blue Buffalo Company for their continued partnership in the fight against pet cancer,” said Tiffany Grunert, Morris Animal Foundation President and CEO. “Far too many pets suffer from the devastating effects of cancer. The support of our donors, including Petco Love and Blue Buffalo, are what allow us to continue to fund cutting-edge research that will advance cancer care for our beloved companion animals.”
Each year, more than 12 million pets in the United States alone are diagnosed with cancer. It is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 2, and a leading cause of death in cats. Since 1962, Morris Animal Foundation has funded more than 300 cancer studies, investing nearly $40 million, and continues to make strides against the disease, thanks to generous donor support.
Since 2010, Petco Love and the Blue Buffalo Company have partnered to raise funds supporting cancer research at Morris Animal Foundation, donating over $7 million toward canine and feline cancer research to date.
“We love our dogs and cats like family and want to put an end to the devastating effects of pet cancer,” said Haley Perry, Senior Manager of Consumer Activation at Blue Buffalo. “We are honored to support Morris Animal Foundation’s critical work in fighting this disease. We will continue to raise awareness and help educate pet parents until a cure is found.”
The donation from Petco Love and Blue Buffalo will be used to match donor gifts, dollar for dollar, during Morris Animal Foundation’s Stop Cancer Furever campaign. The campaign raises awareness of and funds for animal cancer research and runs May 1 through June 30.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Headquartered in Denver, and founded in 1948, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.
About Petco Love
Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing nearly $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Join us. Visit petcolove.org to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.
About Blue Buffalo Company
Blue Buffalo, the country’s #1 wholesome natural pet food, started with a promise made to a lovable Airedale named Blue who struggled with cancer, the leading cause of death in dogs. His family, the Bishops, wanted to feed him the best food possible, so they searched for food with high-quality ingredients, but decided to create something even better – natural pet food for dogs and cats with nutritious ingredients, real meat first, and some of the highest standards in the industry. The result is a portfolio of high-quality, natural food and treats that both dogs and cats love. Blue Buffalo is a leading sponsor of critical research studies on pet cancer, including causes and treatments. For more information about Blue Buffalo, visit bluebuffalo.com.
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