Partner Spotlight: Samoyed Club of America Education and Research Foundation

Sheila Herrmann is a passionate Samoyed owner. As president of the Samoyed Club of America Education and Research Foundation Inc. (SCARF), she also is in the unique position to advance the health of these beautiful dogs. SCARF made its first gift to Morris Animal Foundation in 2010 and currently is supporting three studies.

Your Gifts in Action

For more than 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.

Working Toward a Brighter Future for Australia's Wildlife

Australia is experiencing unprecedented wildfires, and estimates put the death toll at more than one billion animals. People around the world have banded together to address immediate needs, but wildlife populations face a long road to recovery. That’s why the Foundation is allocating $1 million for scientific research grants that will fund studies investigating the long-term effects of the bushfires on the region’s wildlife.

Turning Tragedy Into Hope for a Better Future

Judi Schachte is no stranger to cancer and she’s turned her considerable energies toward fighting the disease every way she can, including fundraising for Morris Animal Foundation. She uses many creative ways to raise money for the Foundation, including getting donations at agility trials and raising more than $3,000 on Facebook.

Tackling Feline Cancer Head On

Feline oral squamous cell carcinoma (FOSCC) is one of the most common and devastating pet cancers, and currently has no effective treatment. Morris Animal Foundation has been funding studies specifically focused on FOSCC for just over 10 years and one current study at the University of Minnesota is showing exciting results. 

Finding a New Purpose After Cancer

When Marejka Shaevitz was growing up, she thought her destiny was to be a human doctor. But life had other plans. Through a series of twists and turns, Marejka is now a veterinarian completing her residency in comparative oncology. She finds herself on this path because of two cancer diagnoses – one hers and the other her beloved golden retriever’s.


I Love Going for Walks & Giving Sloppy Kisses. But What I'd Really Love is More Years with You.

Did you know cancer is the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 2? It doesn't have to be. Support cancer research at Morris Animal Foundation. Together, we can Stop Cancer Furever.

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