By Dr. Norette L. Underwood
Donate to a Canine Health Charity this holiday season!
This holiday season why not spread some cheer and love and donate to a canine health nonprofit. These are generally tax deductible.
Several great organizations are:
AKC Canine Health foundation.
This is the largest nonprofit funder of health research focused soley on dogs. Its mission is the One Health Initiative,a movement that links human, animal and environmental health and fosters global collaboration among all health care professionals. Last year they funded nearly 2 million dollars in new grants around the world. These included studies focused on lymphoma, epilepsy and tick-borne diseases. Visit akcchf.org
Arthur L and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation.
Arthur Johnson had a deep passion for German Shepherd Dogs and loved seeing them put to use to help people. In 1990 he started a foundation in honor of his wife, Elaine. They began making grants to assist other organizations in providing Guide dogs. Vist aljfoundation.org
National Canine Cancer Foundation.
This foundation funds research for cures, better treatments and cost effective diagnostic methods for different canine cancers. The foundations’ website suggests a great idea in giving is to honor a beloved dog, veterinarian or special occassion by making a donation in their behalf. Visit wearethecure.org
American Veterinary Medical Foundation.
It has funded more than $10 million in grants. All in pursiut to fulfill its mission of advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
The Grey Muzzle Foundation.
This organization funds shelters, rescue groups, sanctuaries and other nonprofits across the U.S. to improve the lives of at risk senior dogs. Since 2008 they have funded more than $1 million in grants. Visit greymuzzle.org
Morris Animal Foundation.
They have invested $44 million in 951 canine studies since 1950. The foundation keeps a focus on animals through lifting up critical scientific research that helps save lives.
If the person that has everything is on your Christmas list maybe a donation in their honor is the purrfect gift.
If you have questions about organizations that benefit animals please contact Dr. Norette L. Underwood at firstname.lastname@example.org