DENVER/August 1, 2022 – Morris Animal Foundation is celebrating dogs everywhere this month by raising funds for canine health studies. For people who have and love dogs, it’s a chance to give back to the dogs that share their love with us all year long.
National Dog Day is celebrated on August 26, but the Foundation is getting started early. Now through August 31, gifts to Morris Animal Foundation in support of canine health studies, including the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, can be matched up to $50,000 thanks to a donation from a generous friend of the Foundation.
“As a dog owner, National Dog Day is something that I look forward to each year – it reminds us of how fortunate we are to have dogs in our lives,” said Tiffany Grunert, Morris Animal Foundation President and CEO. “But what I look forward to even more, is the amazing research we can fund and health breakthroughs we can accomplish for all dogs everywhere with the generosity and support of our donors.”
Since 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has funded more than 1,000 canine-related studies. Current active studies include:
- Searching for clues to improve treatment for deadly blood disorder (North Carolina State University)
- Investigating a novel antimicrobial strategy for urinary tract infections (Midwestern University)
- Identifying genetic and behavioral factors influencing weight gain (University of Cambridge)
- Assessing the feasibility of custom orthopedic implants (Auburn University)
- The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study (Morris Animal Foundation) – now in its 10th year, Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is one of the most comprehensive canine health studies ever conducted. The Study is following more than 3,000 golden retrievers to identify nutritional, environmental, lifestyle and genetic risk factors for cancer and other canine diseases.
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.
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