"Cat Stuff"
the latest from Winn Feline Foundation
The Winn Feline Foundation advances feline health
by supporting research and education.

Every cat, every day benefits from Winn funded research.
The 2019 Cures4Cats Campaign kicked off on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 and runs through Tuesday, December 31st, 2019.

The 2019 Cures4Cats campaign focus will be an extension of last year's campaign focus, chronic kidney disease (CKD). This year we will continue our focus on CKD, but with an emphasis on feline hypertension.
Winn Feline Foundation will match donations, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000.

For more information about the 2019 Cures4Cats Campaign, and to find out how you can participate, click here .
Honored Donors -September 2019
Honored Donors are donations over $100. We are thrilled with all of our donations Winn receives. We have so many generous supporters and appreciate your willingness to help every cat, every day benefit with Winn funded research.
Ms Holly Aglialoro
Dr. Georgia Arvanitis
Patrick Bowers
Nancy Bridenthal
Ronald Bridenthal
Dr. Marcus Brown
Ms. Lisa Chin
Jill Donnelly
Ms. Susan Foster
Ms. Ellen Goerler Landau
Elaine & Jack Goldberg
Erin Golden
Eileen Gonzalez
Ms. Lena Gubarev
Ms. Diane Kerly
John & Marilyn Kuray
Ms. Lena Gubarev
Ms. Diane Kerly
John & Marilyn Kuray
Mrs Yayoi Kuzmin
Miss Rosalinda Magalona
Mr John Marino
Stacey Mitchell
Lewis & Hobson Pratt
Ms. Jennifer Purdon
Mrs Carol Smith
Dr Larissa Taylor
Claus & Susanne Wehnert
Join us at the Winn Feline Foundation FIP Symposium PURRsing FIP and WINNing
Winn Feline Foundation is bringing expert researchers from around the world together for a symposium on feline infectious peritonitis (FIP),  PURRsuing FIP and WINNing , at the University California-Davis November 16 and 17, 2019. The Winn Feline Foundation, the world’s premiere non-profit funder of cat health studies has been supporting studies on FIP since the disease was first discovered decades ago.

The two-day Symposium will consist of round table discussions and a few short presentations. These sessions will provide the latest information about FIP that attendees will leave with an enhanced understanding of the best recommendations for treatment and prevention as well as future research coming about.

To view the full schedule and to register click here !
2020 Call for Grant Proposals
Submission deadline for grant proposals is December 9th, 2019. Proposals will be reviewed mid-March, 2020. For more information about submitting a proposal, click here.
Planned Giving Tips
By George Eigenhauser
Charitable trusts can be an important part of estate planning for some taxpayers. With charitable remainder trusts you place assets into an irrevocable trust. The beneficiary (such as you and/or your spouse) receives income during the term of the trust. The term may be up to 20 years or for the life of a beneficiary. At the end of the trust the “remainder” is given to charity. There are several advantages to a charitable remainder trust. You or another beneficiary receive a cash stream during the trust term. You may receive a current income tax deduction when you fund the trust, based on a calculation of the value of the remainder given to charity. Placing highly appreciated assets into the trust may avoid capital gains tax. It may reduce your estate taxes at the end. Variations on this theme include charitable remainder annuity trusts, charitable remainder unitrusts, and pooled income trusts. On the other hand, charitable lead trusts give the charity income up front (in the “lead”) with the remainder back to non-charitable beneficiaries. This can produce a large, up-front income tax deduction. Please consult your estate planning professional to determine if a charitable trust is right for you.