Your gifts in Action

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.

From Dogs to Freezers – The Life and Times of a Study Sample

Golden Retriever

Wait, isn't every day National Dog Day?

Help us celebrate National Dog Day by making a gift to our Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. And now, from August 1-26, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $50,000 by a generous anonymous donor.

Heartbreaker - Mitral Valve Disease in Dogs

It’s there. Beating away minute by minute, hour by hour, day by day and year by year. It’s so easy to take for granted, until something goes wrong. In fact, heart disease is a leading cause of death in people, and heart disease is a health concern for our pets, too – particularly mitral valve disease, the most common heart health problem diagnosed in dogs.

Mitral valve disease (MVD) accounts for a whopping 75 percent of all heart problems diagnosed by veterinarians – that’s more than all other heart diseases, in both cats and dogs, combined.

Kathy O’Neil Fights Cancer as a Lamplighter

Kathy O’Neil has lost six of her last seven dogs to cancer. Each death was devastating and far too painful – that’s why she is committed to making a change. Through her participation in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, along with her dog Vince (Hero #103), and through her membership in Morris Animal Foundation’s Lamplighter Society, she hopes to create brighter futures for dogs everywhere.

2018 Horse and Alpaca Health Studies

New funded studies this year in equine metabolic syndrome, foal pneumonia, asthma, joint infections and more.