Your Impact – Fall 2022

For almost 75 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 around the world.

Lead Poisoning Still a Threat to Bald Eagles

Lead is a neurotoxin that even in low doses impairs an eagle’s balance and stamina, reducing its ability to fly, hunt and reproduce. Despite dramatic population recovery in recent decades, bald eagles continue to be sickened and die from lead poisoning.

New Partnership Could Shed Light on Cognitive Decline in Dogs (And People)

Canine cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CCDS) is comparable to dementia in people (including Alzheimer’s disease) and can seriously impact a dog’s quality of life. Using samples and data from the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, the Neuropathology Initiative might help us better understand these neurological conditions.

Cognitive Decline Affects Cats, Too

Keeping our cats mentally sharp as they age is a big concern for pet parents, and evidence suggests that more cats than previously suspected suffer from cognitive decline. The Foundation hopes a targeted funding initiative can help scientists uncover new information.

Partner Spotlight: Golden Retriever Foundation

As we mark the 10th anniversary of the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, we’re looking back and honoring the valued partners and supporters that have made it all possible. Learn about the history of our partnership with the Golden Retriever Foundation.

Saving the Hoiho

Foundation-funded New Zealand researchers from Massey University are focusing their efforts on improving chick survival in hoiho penguins – key to helping the population rebound.

Afghans, Min-Pins & Parrots, Oh My!

Suzanne Harvey is a lifelong animal lover and a Morris Animal Foundation donor for more than 20 years. She heard about the Foundation from one of her best friends who worked at a veterinary clinic and suggested to Suzanne that the Foundation is an organization worth supporting.



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