This is a Feline News Network Special Report:
How many of you have heard of the Morris Animal Foundation?
We have them listed on our Rescues, Shelters, Societies, Foundations and Associations page.
Morris Animal Foundation is a human run nonprofit organization that invests money in science research to advance animal health. Since the 1940's and 50's it has been a global leader in funding scientific studies for cats, dogs, horses, and wildlife. It has invested more than $103 million toward 2,500+ studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, and preventions to benefit animals worldwide.
Good evening, felinity assembled, Elvira Mistress of Felinity here with some interesting news to share.
1st, though, more about the Morris Animal Foundation:
Their website is full of interesting news and information about feline health research.
The founder was influential in creating the first prescription diet kibble from Hill's Science Diet, and the foundation manages about 300 animal health and welfare research studies at the world’s most respected research institutions, colleges of veterinary medicine and zoos at any given time. They also fund 30 veterinary student scholar projects a year.
Their 2016 Feline Report is an eye-opener and doesn't take long to read.
Their top 5 funding priority reports include one called the Feline Infectious Peritonitis Initiative and also doesn't take long to read.
Since 1950, they have invested in more than 300 feline health studies making significant health advances in areas such as Dietary Management of Feline Diabetes, Improved Shelter Management of Feline Respiratory Illnesses, developing a Tool for Studying Genetic Diseases, developing the First Vaccine for Feline Leukemia, developing Tools to Diagnose and Treat Feline Cancer, developing a Potential Vaccine to Decrease Feline Overpopulation, and the Treatment and Monitoring of Feline Heart Disease (Learn more here).
Now, about that news...
We get emails, not often, but we do. Sometimes they are Press Releases and occasionally we find something is worth sharing on the blog.
This is one of those times.