Every day, pets and livestock die from preventable disease, and wild species are disappearing from our planet at alarming rates. Animal lovers can change this reality with a gift to Morris Animal Foundation’s year-end fundraising campaign. Launched today (Nov. 1) and running through Dec. 31, the campaign is dedicated to advancing veterinary scientific exploration, ultimately leading to longer, healthier lives for animals everywhere.
Donations to be matched
To kickstart the campaign and double the impact of donor contributions, the Morris Animal Foundation’s Board of Trustees has pledged to match all donations up to $200,000 through the end of the year.
“The best gift we can give is the one that keeps our best friends by our side for years to come,” said Foundation interim president and CEO Ryan Welch. “We’re asking for the support of animal lovers to make that possible.
“Gifts to the Foundation this holiday season will directly power studies leading to new diagnostics, preventives, treatments and even cures for the life-threatening diseases and painful conditions affecting animals everywhere. The need now is greater than ever.”
Studies that need funding
Donations will fuel more than 160 ongoing animal health studies, including endeavors to:
- explore whether a protein found in some human cancers is also present in hemangiosarcoma tumor tissue and is a feasible therapy target for dogs
- determine the feasibility of drug treatment for systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), a serious immune disorder in horses
- better understand the genetics of feline oral squamous cell carcinoma, a devastating oral cancer
- investigate the cause of baby European scops owl deaths in Madrid
In addition to direct contributions, supporters also can help further the Foundation’s scientific initiatives by ordering holiday cards. These cards are eligible for the Board of Trustees’ matching gift and spread joy to loved ones while promising a brighter, healthier tomorrow for animals around the world.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation‘s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, it is one of the largest non-profit animal health research organizations in the world, funding nearly $160 million in more than 3,000 critical animal health studies to date across a broad range of species. Learn more at morrisanimalfoundation.org.