"Every Cat, Every Day Benefits from Winn-Funded Research"
April
2018

Winn's 2018  Grant Review!
The announcements are here!

You did it! You helped Winn have the largest grant review in our 50 year history.

Again, thank you to our generous donors, both individual and corporate partners, for supporting cat health and believing in Winn's mission.

Winn funded 14 studies totaling $304,071. The total includes $73,807 for our special Feline Shelter Medicine Review in collaboration with PetSmart Charities ®, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America and $230,264 in Winn Feline Foundation grants. Winn also recognizes Holly Aglialoro again as a Ricky Fund sponsor in memory of her cat, Augustus, and Wisdom Health™ for sponsoring the New Feline Investigator Grant Award in genomics.

View the three Feline Shelter Medicine grants.

View the eleven Winn grants.

#Cures4Cats   #FelinesFirst


Dr. Katie Tolbert
University of Tennessee
Our 40th Winn Symposium
Register now to attend on June 28th

Join us in Atlanta for two outstanding presentations on feline medicine. 

For attending veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians or nurses, the program 
was submitted and approved for 2.0 hours of AAVSB RACE CE credits.

Dr. Melissa Beall
IDEXX Laboraties, Inc.
T itle: Perplexing Paradigms of Feline Medicine

Location:  Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia, 
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346
 
Topics and Speakers:
 
"Exploring new therapies for a common cause of feline infectious diarrhea"
Katie Tolbert, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee
 
"Feline Leukemia Virus -- past, present, and perpetually perplexing"
Melissa Beall, DVM, PhD
IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.; Portland, ME
 

Register for the Symposium  (Registration fee: $35/person; light appetizers and refreshments available)
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Please join our separate 50th Anniversary celebration following the Symposium.
This is an open invitation event to all attendees of the Symposium and the 
CFA Annual meeting. 
Appetizers, sweets, refreshments and great conversation available. 
* Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc


Enjoy our Cat Health News Blog
Summary article series on FIP diagnostics

If you haven't signed up yet for Winn's Cat Health News Blog, now is the time.

The blog is our busiest webpage. Twice weekly Winn publishes a summary of current research in feline medicine from several top veterinary publications. Some entries summarize Winn-funded studies, but many are from studies around the world. The information is shared to update cat lovers and veterinary professionals about the best prevention, diagnostics, and treatments available on cat health.

View our Cat Health News blog and sign up to have the blog delivered directly to your email or a RSS feed.


New York Cat Film Festival in Chicago
Buy your tickets for the April 28th showings

The New York Cat Film Festival is traveling the country with two 70-minute programs showing a medley of short cat films. After a great turnout for the show in Portsmouth, NH, the festival is planning for the same in Chicago on April 28th.

Winn Feline Foundation has been named as a charitable beneficiary by the Cat Film Festival.


The Power of Pink
Dr. Elizabeth Coleman receives Germinder Honor

Elizabeth Colleran, DVM, MS, DABVP (Feline), has recently been named a Germinder + Associates 20th Anniversary power of Pink Honoree. Dr. Colleran owns and operates Chico Hospital for Cats in Chico, CA and is an advocate for feline friendly veterinary practices.

In addition to the honor, Dr. Colleran has designated Winn Feline Foundation as the recipient of a donation from a special Germinder + Associates 20th Anniversary Fund in her name.

In a quote from the press release, Dr. Colleran states,  "I am delighted and humbled to accept this award during our own anniversary  year. All the campaigns, all the work is to benefit the magnificent felines we
veterinarians treat every day. Thank you to Germinder for recognizing not only
the work but for the donation to the Winn Feline Foundation to continue to benefit  them."

Winn Feline Foundation thanks Dr. Elizabeth Colleran and Germinder + Associates for this generous gift and acknowledges the significant work they do on behalf of our cat companions.


Leptospirosis in companion pets

Leptospirosis ... a bacterial disease and emerging threat to dogs and possibly people. Cats can become infected or serve as carriers.


A Tip to Leave a Loving Legacy
For April 2018

Thanks to recent change in tax law the individual exemption from Federal estate, gift and generation-skipping taxes has been increased to $10 million (before indexing for inflation) for tax years 2018 through 2025.  (Note: unless extended the personal exemption will later revert to $5 million, indexed.)  

Winn has information available about planning for your estate and leaving a loving legacy on our website. Also, there also monthly planning and tax tips going back through 2015. You can view our Planned Giving page here.

For any questions, please contact info@winnfelinefoundation.org


Honored Donors, $100 or more
For March 2018

Winn sends a giant  THANK YOU to all our generous donors for March.  The list was again too long to display in an email content block.

The table of our March Honored Donors is linked here

You make a difference in the lives of cats!

Thank You!


Calendar
What's Ahead


April 27 - 29: America's Family Pet Expo,Orange Co., CA. Visit the Winn booth!