Pet Cancer Research Fundraising

Fact: 12 Million Pets Will Get Cancer This Year*

Most scientific research is costly and studying a deadly disease like pet cancer is no exception.
That’s why every penny of every donation we receive helps fund studies that explore all facets of
the disease — from causes and risks — to successful treatments and a cure.

As loving pet parents ourselves, we care about the families affected by pet cancer, and so we also
give money to organizations that help pet parents pay for the costs of treatments and ongoing care.

* www.acfoundation.org

Survivors Tales

Made possible thanks to your generous donations to the Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research and our Pet Cancer Awareness Campaign.

MORE TIME TOGETHER

Ping, a black Shih Tzu from Louisville, KY, helped his mom, Kim, recover from spine surgeries.

“More Time Together”

Ping, a black Shih Tzu from Louisville, KY, helped his mom, Kim, recover from three painful spine surgeries. When Ping’s “frequent urination” turned out to be retroperitoneal spindle cell sarcoma, Kim was determined to do everything she could to help him, including applying for financial aid from the Mosby Foundation. Thanks to a grant from Blue Buffalo and Petco, Ping’s primary mass was successfully removed. Although some of his cancer was inoperable, Kim is grateful. “What you’ve given us is so far beyond financial support,” she said. “You’ve given us more time together and there’s not enough money in the world to equal that!”

BRIGHT AND HAPPY

Emma, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever, had two tumors the size of golf balls in her throat.

"Bright and Happy"

Emma, a 12-year-old Golden Retriever, had two tumors the size of golf balls in her throat. They were diagnosed as T-cell lymphoma, one of the most aggressive pet cancers. Emma’s mom, Melanie, had to use her rent money to pay for the first chemotherapy treatment. For the second, Melanie borrowed money until she discovered she could apply for financial help through the Mosby Foundation. Although Emma’s body didn’t respond to her first treatments, she has now rallied and is in remission, looking “bright and happy.”

SNUGGLING AGAIN

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Annabella, a sweet tabby-spotted white cat, was her mom, Patricia’s, constant companion.

"Snuggling Again"

Annabella, a sweet tabby-spotted white cat, was her mom, Patricia’s, constant companion. When her “only child” became irritable and no longer wanted to cuddle, Patricia knew something was wrong. A large mass in Annabella’s throat required immediate surgery that Patricia couldn’t afford. Luckily, she found the Foundation for Animal Care and Education Foundation (FACE), which, thanks to a generous grant from BBFCR and Petco, gave Annabella a second chance. We’re delighted to know that Annabella has recovered and is back to snuggling in bed with her mom.

Golden Heroes

3,000 Golden Retrievers are now enrolled in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study so that researchers can closely examine how early-life exposures affect their health and well-being. Investigators will track the Goldens from about one and half years old to age 10, so they can identify the four most prevalent cancers in the breed. The valuable information gained will be used to explore new treatments, prevention and eventually a cure for all canine cancer.

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Lending A Hand

The Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research has been helping organizations and families fight pet cancer for over 10 years. Here are just some of the organizations and recipients who’ve recently benefited from all the generous donations we’ve received.


Memorial to Beloved “Emma” Helps Other Canines

Emma's Foundation for Canine Cancer gives resources, referrals and financial aid to pet parents who can’t afford the cost of treating their dog’s cancer. By helping families with financial needs, the organization hopes to spare or prolong the life of our canine friends. We couldn’t agree more.

Novel Human Drug Tested on Feline Cancer

Our funds are helping Dr. Stuart C. Helfand’s Oregon State University study that’s testing a new drug to inhibit Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a painful, aggressive cancer with few available treatments and no cure. Dr. Helfand is studying a drug that has shown promise when used to treat humans with the same cancer.

Helping Needy Families through the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund

Working directly with veterinarians, needy families can now get treatments for their pets that have cancer. Like us, the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund helps scientists research the latest life-saving treatments, gives pet parents the knowledge they need to understand risk factors, and stresses the importance of early testing and diagnosis.

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