Where THE MONEY GOES
The money raised by our Pet Cancer Awareness program allows us to support universities and clinics that are conducting research on the causes, prevention and treatment of canine cancer and feline cancer. And not only does the money go to universities and clinics working on finding a cure, but to organizations which help fund cancer treatments for families who may not otherwise be able to fully cover the costs. In the fight against pet cancer, we’re doing our best to help both the pets affected, and the families that love them so much.
RESEARCH STUDIES FUNDED BY OUR 2013 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
Morris Animal Foundation’s 5-5-5 Project
Morris Animal Foundation is launching a new initiative to explore treatment for osteosarcoma, the most common bone tumor in dogs. The innovative project is called the 5-5-5 Project and will fund one osteosarcoma clinical trial per year for five years, each costing about $1 million.
The first trial will evaluate Rapamycin, also known as Sirolimus, a promising cancer treatment drug that targets a protein that regulates cell growth. Rapamycin exhibits antibiotic, immunosuppressive and antifungal properties and has been shown to prevent the growth of canine melanoma and osteosarcoma cells in vitro. These Foundation-funded trials will have the added benefit of helping to inform the clinical trials for kids with the same disease. If Rapamycin and the other drugs are proven effective in these clinical trials, it could be the next new treatment in the fight against osteosarcoma in dogs and maybe even people.
WORTHY ORGANIZATIONS FUNDED BY OUR 2013 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
The Perseus Foundation
The Perseaus Foundation’s mission is to:
- Educate the public and scientific community about the biologic similarity of cancer in pets and people
- Communicate the ways in which comparative oncology is accelerating the treatment and prevention of cancer
- Provide financial assistance to people who have dogs and cats with cancer but cannot afford the high cost of treatment
- Encourage and promote research focused on the biologic similarity of cancer in pets and people that will expedite therapeutic and preventive benefits for both
- Establish Pets&Pals a program designed for pediatric oncology patients that is dedicated to helping pet lovers and professionals understand and work toward improved treatment of dogs with cancer
- Create “a home away from home” for pet owners and their beloved animal friends to stay together during treatment.
Riedel & Cody Fund
The primary mission of The Riedel and Cody Fund is to provide financial support to qualified owners of pets with cancer to allow them to give their pet the best possible cancer care and treatment. We are predisposed to providing financial aid to qualified, loving, responsible pet owners for treatment that will allow an animal the best chance for a high quality, elongated life. Additionally we provide a dynamic source of information and networking through a world class internet presence to assist pet owners, veterinary professionals and practitioners in deciding on various cancer treatment options, understanding potential side effects of various treatments, and ultimately advancing the understanding of the efficacy of various integrated treatment protocols for cancer in animals.
The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund
At the Dog & Cat Cancer Fund we help fight canine and feline cancer.
- We work directly with veterinarians to help needy families get treatment for their cats and dogs suffering from cancer.
- We offer grants to help scientists conduct research into the next generation of life saving treatments.
- We promote prevention by raising awareness, understanding the risk factors, and encouraging early testing for canine and feline cancer.
The Mosby Foundation
The Mosby Foundation is nationally recognized for caring for dogs in need. It is a charitable, tax-exempt 501(C)3, all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to assisting in the care of critically sick, injured, abused and neglected dogs through financial support and public education.
The Armani/Schaffer Memorial Cancer Fund is a permanent project of The Mosby Foundation. The purpose of this dedicated fund is to fund care for owned dogs with cancer whose owners cannot afford to pay for the cancer treatments. The cancer treatments may include, but are not limited to, surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy or a combination of these treatment modalities.
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization based in Ojai, California. Our mission is to strengthen disaster response in America by recruiting rescued dogs and partnering them with firefighters and other first responders to find people buried alive in the wreckage of disasters.
We offer the professionally trained canines and an ongoing training program at no cost to fire departments. And we ensure lifetime care for every dog in our program: once rescued, these dogs never need to be rescued again. There are currently 72 SDF-trained Search Teams located in California, Florida, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. Thanks to Mutual Aid Agreements between counties, cities and states, these precious, life-saving resources can be shared regionally and nationally to make sure that when disaster strikes, no one is left behind.
A special Cancer Care Fund has been made possible through the Pet Cancer Awareness program. This program was developed to provide funding for active and retired working canines in urban search and rescue, wilderness search, and human remains detection search disciplines who have been diagnosed with treatable forms of cancer.
Foundation for Animal Care and Education
Established in 2006, The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity, whose mission is to enhance and preserve the quality of life of animals by providing access to necessary medical care and education. Based on established criteria, FACE provides financial grants to animal owners who are unable to partially or fully cover the cost of their pet's emergency or critical care.