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Morris Animal Foundation launches campaign against pet cancer

Posted by SusanStokes on April 25, 2014

Cancer is a disease that affects not only people but their beloved pets as well. Many times the lives of dogs and cats end far too soon due to this dreaded disease. That is why the Morris Animal Foundation has launched the “Unite to Fight Pet Cancer Campaign” to help invest in preventions and treatments for this deadly disease.

Morris Animal Foundation invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for animals. According to their recent press release, the Foundation has enlisted the help of Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor who portrays "The Most Interesting Man in the World" to launch the new campaign to fight cancer.

"Too many families, mine included, have lived through the heartbreak of the loss of our pets," said Goldsmith in the Foundation's recent Blog. "That's why I am participating in the Morris Animal Foundation Virtual Pet Cancer Walk. I believe in the work that they are doing through prevention, treatment and research."

Everyone is encouraged to join Goldsmith and Morris Animal Foundation for the Unite to Fight Virtual Pet Cancer Walk on Sunday, June 22, 2014. This inaugural virtual fundraising event will give pet lovers around the world a way to honor dogs and cats that have fought this heartbreaking disease and to come together to support pet cancer research funded by Morris Animal Foundation.

Uniting with Goldsmith in the fight against pet cancer is Foundation friend, The Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. As part of this campaign, Blue Buffalo will match all donations made to Morris Animal Foundation up to $50,000 through the end of June. The Foundation reports that cancer ends the lives of more dogs and cats than any other disease.


Morris Animal Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has been funding pet cancer research since 1962. The Foundation invests in science that advances veterinary medicine for companion animals, horses and wildlife.

Since its founding in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $70 million toward 2,000+ studies that have led to significant breakthroughs in diagnostics, treatments, preventions and cures for animals. Learn more on the Foundation website.

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