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The Winn Feline Foundation advances feline health
by supporting research and education.

Every cat, every day benefits from Winn funded research.
AAFP & Winn Announce 2019 Student Scholarships
Winn Feline Foundation is once again partnering with the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) announcing two scholarships.

The $2,500 awards are based upon
academic achievement, financial need, leadership, and dedication to and excellence in the study of feline medicine, health, and welfare.

The Boards of Directors of both the AAFP and Winn are thrilled to offer these scholarships to support future veterinarians and continue to advance feline medicine. These two leading feline-dedicated organizations are offering one $2,500 scholarship for a veterinary student with an interest in feline practice and the second $2,500 scholarship for a veterinary student with an interest in clinical scientific research.

To read the full press release click here .
Planned Giving Tip for January

While 2018 may be over there are still things you can do to help you with your tax returns for that year. You have until April 15, 2019 to make tax deductible contributions to a traditional IRA. You also have until that date to make a non-deductible contribution to a Roth IRA for 2018. While a non-deductible contribution you won’t get the benefit of a deduction, you will begin compounding tax free earnings in the account earlier. With Keogh or SEP plans you may be able to take a filing extension to October 15, 2019 and make your 2018 contributions before that date. 
 
You should also begin gathering the documents you needs to complete your return, such as W-2s, 1099s, mortgage interest statements, ACA documentation and other records. If you added a baby in 2018 don’t forget to file for your child's Social Security card right away. If you don’t have the number in time for filing your 2018 return the IRS says you should file for an extension. While these steps won’t save you taxes directly, it will make filing easier and you may be less likely to miss deductions. 

For more Planned Giving Tips click here .
Honored Donors -
December 2018

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.
Stephanie & Marc Ackerman
Holly Agilialoro
April Arguin
Anna Arnold
Betsy Arnold
Art for Cat's Sake
Abigail Artola
Georgia Arvanitis
Guy Barnes
Julie Benson
Barry & Emily Berkkov
David Binder
Patrick Bowers
Marcus Brown
Joann Brubacher
Harriet Butts
Krista Carboni
Diane Castor
Cat Hospital of Tucson
Martha Cenkci
Pamela Chadwick
Dorothy Chao
Brett Chapman
Michelle Chiu
Kathryn Christensen
Susan "Sunny" Clarkson
Peter Cohen
Elizabeth Colleran
Colleen Currigan
Joanne Czyzewski
Roger & Holly Daniels
Sara Doggett
Angela Dreher
Karen Drysdale
Melanie Dziadulewicz
David Eagan
Carolyn Edwards
Kelly Fell
Randall Felts
Vickie Fisher
Cathy Frazer
Bruce Gack
Rebecca Galloway
Leila Gebert
Misha Geisert
Gene & Liz Gentino
Lea-Ann Germinder
Arthur Goldberger
Elizabeth Grosh
Lena Gubarev
Estate of Robert Hale William & Marcia Hartman Susan Head
Marilyn Hernwall
Millicent Hollins
Marjorie Hoskinson
Tracie Hotcher
Kristine Hoyt
Nicholas Hrib
Kathlyn Huson
Janet Jackson
Michael Jacobi
Roger Jeanson
Samantha Jerkovich
Larry Johnson
Heath Jolliff
Katherine Kennard
Melinda Kerber
Brian King
Monica Knopf
Daniel Koska
Cindy Larson
Melissa Lassiter
Stephen Leissing
Rosemary Linden
Roberta Litzinger Ginsberg Rosalinda Magalona
Gerald Mandell
Nancy Marano
Jay Mazur
Mary McCaine
Suzanne McKeique
A Michelle Miller
Jay Walter Miller
Joan Miller
Christine Moore
Susan Moore
Pamela Moran
Masumi Nakamura
Arthur Newkirk
Gerry Beekman & Kim Oates
Holly Ortiz
Delinda Pearson
Ernest Pullman
Jessica Quimby
Cathleen Raker
Alicia Rambo
Sue Reiter
Paul Rothenberg
Nadine Rund
Michelle & Marc Rusinko Deborah Russell
Hiroshi Saito
Mack Schlefer
Sue Schonberg Dan,Stephanie,Austin & Bradley Schweizer
Krenn Scott
Prital Shah
Jeanne Shalvoy
Kali Shiller
Karen Shoop
Johann Sigurjonsson
Wendy Simpson
Raj Singh
Dolores Sink Living Trust Mehling Sircusa
L.R. Smithline
Linda Snelson
Debbie Statland
Shirley Sundquist
Larissa Taylpr
MaryJane Tesdall
Vicki Thayer
Christopher Thompson
Irene Turner
Abe Uharriet
Cynthia Valles
Doug VanHorn
Nancy Vehrs
Wendy Vonegidy
Elizabeth Watkins
Daniel Watson
Claus & Susanne Eehnert Monica Wentz
Anna Wtterling
Willard Wharton
Elizabeth White
Diane Williams
Christine Willingham
Calvin Willis
Janet and Otto Wolf
Robin Zimmerman
Martha Zuck
We did it!!!
Thanks to all of you, we were able to reach our goal and then some, of raising $50,000 for Feline Kidney Disease in 2018.

Cat lovers around the world recognize that chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common occurrence in our senior cat population. According to
some studies, nearly 50% of aging cats are affected. In addition, ingestion of small amounts of toxic substances such as certain lily plants (Easter and Day Lilies) and antifreeze can cause life-threatening acute kidney injury and failure in cats. Let’s work together to prevent or slow the progression of feline kidney disease.

Watch for one of 5 signs of feline kidney disease:

  •  Changes in urination
  •   Increased thirst
  •   Lethargy
  •   Poor appetite
  •   Weight loss (body weight and muscle mass loss)


THANK YOU for supporting our efforts with Feline Kidney Disease in 2018 and moving forward! Together, we can make a huge difference in all cats' lives.
Winn- Out and About
2019 has been off to a very busy start. Winn Feline Foundation has had a presence and participated in the following events in January. 
 
  • Gulf Cost Feline Show
  • VMX Veterinary Conference
  • San Diego Cat Show
  • Houston Cat Show
  • TNCC- TICA International Cat Show
 
Having a presence and participating in events such as these, allows us to build awareness of who we are and what we do, thus providing even more potential for support in our efforts and making significant progress within feline health research. This is our mission and every cat, every day benefits from Winn funded research.