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Winnie
Meow...

My human deserves something special. My food dish is never empty, my water is always clear and cold, my cat box is fresh and clean, plus I am seldom starved for attention, except when I want to be.

What can I do as an extra special reward? Hmmm. Jumping up on her lap and laying on the finger tapper is usually a winner although I can tell she doesn't always appreciate being interrupted. Hmmm, not special enough this time...

Maybe I can hide one of her socks? That's always good for a laugh!

How about an extra-long scurry ending with a furious yet gentle attack on her ankles? No, that's too predictable.

I've got it. She just loves it when I grab one of my catnip toys, trumpet around the house and then drop the toys with a special "how about that" flourish. Only this time I'll seize my two favorite toys, my furry mouse and aromatic banana, carry them around for a while, then drop them at her feet, then attack!

Oh, the life of a pampered feline!


Memo to cat owners:

Catnip toys offer a good way for cat owners to help their feline companions get the exercise they need. Most cats like their catnip playthings. However, like children's toys, catnip toys need to be periodically inspected for safety. They can wear out, pieces can fall or be nibbled off, fabric can rip and the toy can become unsafe.
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Every Cat, Every Day Benefits from Winn-Funded Research ~ 
September, 2017
Designing Cures4Cats

Calling all creative cat lovers everywhere!

Winn Feline Foundation is calling all creative cat lovers everywhere to enter our contest and submit an original creative design for our new initiative, Cures4Cats.
 
The winner will receive an award of $250.00, plus wide recognition as the designer and winner. There will also be two honorable mention designs, with the designs and designers also widely shared. The winning design must become the property of Winn to be used on promotional items such as tee shirts.


Image Release Forms can be downloaded from our Cures4Cats page.

We are very excited about our new Cures4Cats Day and all the activities planned for Winn's 50th Anniversary. Winn knows that there are many creative cat lovers, and we are looking forward to your design submissions!

Recognizing Special People 
around  Cures4Cats Day

You can join Winn the week of October 15 - 21 in recognizing special veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

Help celebrate Cures4Cats Day, October 21st, by donating $100 during this week for cat health and you can honor two 
of your favorite veterinary caregivers with a special framed certificate, a letter of notification of your gift and recognition on Winn's website.

October 21st is a day of recognition and celebration highlighting 50 years of advances in feline medicine. You can recognize and celebrate the care a special veterinarian and veterinary technician have given to your cat companion.

Research, through innovation and evidence-based medicine, has improved the health and welfare for cats. Winn Feline Foundation has been instrumental in finding answers to benefit every cat, every day. V isit our Cures4Cats webpage to learn more

Recognizing Scholarship 
and the Love of Cats

Casey Clements
Ms. Casey Clements was selected to be the recipient of the 2017 Winn Feline Foundation and American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) Student Scholarship.

The annual scholarship of $2,500 is awarded to a third or fourth year student who demonstrates an interest in feline veterinary medicine and a history of leadership in activities that benefit the health and welfare of cats, including research, shelter work, cat clubs and other community service programs. 

Casey, a native of Raleigh, N.C., is a fourth year student at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Clements' research efforts have focused on assisting the investigation of the chronic administration of omeprazole in cats. 
Her long-term goal is to work in a feline-only clinic, or bring feline-friendly practices to a small animal clinic or emergency clinic.
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Feline Panleukopenia

Winn has a new cat health article in our library on the deadly cat disease, feline panleukopenia.


Check out the rest of the articles in Winn's Cat Health Library.



Communicating better to help cats... 

In spite of our best efforts to clearly and concisely communicate information to our clients or to employees in training, our words don't always stick. It can be frustrating for the one doing the educating. The consequences can be much worse for our patients!

Why don't people always absorb words spoken to them? 
How can we make a better impact when communicating important information? Learn More

Important Planned Giving Tip for September

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers about fake charities soliciting contributions for hurricane relief.  

The IRS suggests ways to avoid scam artists posing as charitable organizations by following these tips (edited for brevity):  "Be sure to donate to recognized charities.  Be wary of charities with names that are similar to familiar or nationally known organizations. ... Don't give out personal financial information - such as Social Security numbers or credit card and bank account numbers and passwords - to anyone who solicits a contribution. ... Never give or send cash... contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the donation."  

Before making a donation you can determine if the organization is a qualified charity at:   https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/.  

For any questions, please contact info@winnfelinefoundation.org

Honored Donors for August 2017

A special Thank You 
to all of Winn's generous donors 


Holly Aglialoro Shawnee Felts Willard Dykes
Dr. John O'Neill Dr. Marcus Brown Dr. Raj Singh
Leigh Scott Lorraine Shelton Dr. Josephine Fike
TICA Siamese Breed Group Dr. Vicki/Robert Thayer Bayly Janson-LaPalme
Dr. Larissa Taylor Patrick Bowers Combined Federal Campaign
Lena Gubarev Manhattan Cat Specialists Lin W
Dr. Daniel Watson Kathleen Elkins Rosalinda Magalona
Network for Good Janet Rockwell Schwab Charitable
Christine Wyman Susan Loehrl Dr. Niels Pedersen
Lorraine Nelson Kevin/Diana Santiago-Kiley Robert Blechner
GE Foundation Dr. Wendy Simpson Cat Hospital of Tucson/Dr. Minta Keyes
Dr. Ann Brownlee Dr. Dale Rubenstein

Thank You!

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Thank you for your continued support.

Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors

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