Winn Feline Foundation

IBDKitties is excited and pleased to announce it’s involvement in supporting several different areas of research for feline IBD, pancreatitis, liver disease and cancer. Please read the information provided here and choose which campaign fund you’d like to donate to.

Winn Feline Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1968 that supports studies to improve cat health.  Since 1968, Winn Feline Foundation has funded over $5.6 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions world-wide. This funding is made possible through the support of dedicated donors and partners. Research supported by Winn Feline Foundation helps veterinarians by providing educational resources that improve treatment of common feline health problems and prevent many diseases. Grants are awarded at least twice yearly with the help of the foundation’s expert review panel.

Winn has received funding from Kitty Kollar and its inventor, Donna Garrou. Donna is raising money toward research related to IBD, small cell lymphoma, pancreatitis, etc., all areas of interest to IBDkitties. Supporters can donate through our donation page for a specific purpose and select Kitty Kollar Customers Care. Winn supports Kitty Kollar as a medical device that improves the quality of care and life for cats who need an esophageal feeding tube. (http://www.winnfelinefoundation.org/giving/other-ways-to-give; Scroll down to Quasimodo and the Kitty Kollar Story and click on Read about Quasi and the development of Kitty. Her website, (http://kittykollar.com).

One area of serious, and all to frequent concern to cat lovers and Winn supporters, is related to inflammation and cancer of the alimentary tract (GI, pancreas, liver, and to another extent oral disease). Winn received a significant donation in the fall of 2015 from an anonymous donor for research around lymphoma, carcinomatosis and mast cell disease of the alimentary tract. At that time, we created the Speckles Abdominal Cancer Campaign Fund (http://www.winnfelinefoundation.org/giving/gifts-in-action) and have worked to build that amount up to around $34,000. Winn’s hope is to increase this to a minimum of $50,000 which could mean funding for 2-3 research projects in this area. Winn’s maximum grant awards are $25,000.

Because Winn Feline Foundation is the only international public charity funding cat health studies, the foundation reaches veterinary universities and research facilities around the world. Winn networks with many researchers to inform them of our donors’ interests. They frequently receive over 50 proposals and can only fund 10 or more of the best. A lot of good research is often not funded due to a lack of money available. Their major source of research funding is through the generous support of the cat loving public. They need us more than you can imagine. Together we can only make a difference in improving cats’ lives through the support of cat lovers like you.

For further information, go to www.winnfelinefoundation.org.

If you have any questions please email info@winnfelinefoundation.org.

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