COVID-19 in 2020

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving pandemic. We know you want to make the best decisions for your and your family’s health based on science and data. To keep you and your family safe, we recommend getting your information from trusted resources.

COVID-19 Resources

Below is a list of scientific and health organizations providing timely, accurate and helpful information about COVID-19 and its causative agent, SARS-CoV-2.

HUMAN HEALTH INFORMATION 
Centers for Disease Control National Institutes of Health Johns Hopkins World Health Organization Most state governments have COVID-19 update pages. Check your local .gov site.
ANIMAL HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PET OWNERS & VETERINARIANS
Worms & Germs Blog Centers for Disease Control World Small Animal Veterinary Association American Veterinary Medical Association University of California, Davis

Coronavirus Research

Morris Animal Foundation has funded many studies over the years in a different kind of coronavirus – feline coronavirus (FCoV). This virus is in the same family as SARS-CoV-2, but only infects cats and does not affect people. FCoV rarely causes symptomatic disease in cats, but when it mutates it can cause the deadly feline infectious peritonitis (FIP).

Learn more about feline infectious peritonitis:

 

Ways to Give

Morris Animal Foundation currently is funding more than 120 active studies. Our continuing support is critical to the organizations we fund. In turn, their work is essential to addressing important animal health issues that impact our pets and animals around the world.

The U.S. Congress recently enacted several tax law changes to encourage charitable giving during this challenging time, laws that benefit donors and assist nonprofit organizations in continuing their missions.

Learn more about the CARES Act and ways you can give now and in the future.