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Morris Animal Foundation announces anonymous donor's challenge

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Morris Animal Foundation, a Denver-based nonprofit that globally advances health care for companion animals and wildlife, has announced a new charitable giving initiative for 2014. On January 26, 2014, Morris Animal Foundation revealed a challenge by an anonymous donor to help grow the organization’s monthly giving program, Loyal Friends, in a significant way.

Loyal Friends provides ongoing, sustainable support for animal health research through easy-to-schedule, automatic monthly donations of any amount. Morris Animal Foundation currently has 140 participants enrolled in Loyal Friends, and if the program can grow to 240 participants by April 30, 2014, the anonymous donor will contribute $30,000 to the program.

The goal of 240 participants is meaningful, as the foundation manages upwards of 240 animal health studies at any one time. Funding has led to significant veterinary breakthroughs such as the first vaccines for feline leukemia and canine parvovirus, more effective treatments for canine bone cancer, a novel therapy for eye cancer in horses, and advances in diagnosing and managing infectious diseases in wildlife.

To join the Loyal Friends challenge, visit Morris Animal Foundation’s monthly giving page.

Morris Animal Foundation is a global leader in supporting scientific research that advances veterinary medicine. Founded in 1948, Morris Animal Foundation has invested more than $70 million toward more than 2,000 studies that have improved the health and quality of life for dogs, cats, horses and wildlife in more than 150 countries around the world.

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