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We're off to the cat show!

I get to strut my stuff in front of my catty peers in the "Household Pet" category. Maybe I will win a ribbon this year?

I know I will get lots of extra attention by the humans attending the show!

And, as usual, my person gave me a special bath (oh, the indignity) just before we left plus lots of extra combing and hair puffing to make sure I look my best. Last year the judges used a beautiful, twirly, frizzy toy to help me concentrate and show off my exceptionally playful personality. I hope they do the same this year.

I met lots of new friends, both during the activity and while waiting for my turn with the judges last year. The lovely Australian Mist in the cage next door had lots to tell me about her background and heritage. On the other side, a former "best of show" Birman, while getting her beauty rest, had a great story about her busy show experiences.

Memo to cat owners:

This month is Senior Pet Health Month.Remember senior cats have specific health needs and make wonderful members of the family. 

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A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, 
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Every Cat, Every Day Benefits from Winn -Funded Research ~ November, 2017
You Are Important to Winn - Thank You!

Giving Tuesday is November 28th - a day of giving back.

Winn Feline Foundation gives back a huge Thank You! 

Steve Dale, CABC

Winn board members joined together in a video to say 
Thank You to our donors and tell what is special about Winn.
  

Giving Tuesday (November 28th) is important for Winn's ability to approve and fund new health study grants next March. 

Follow Winn on Facebook as we approach Giving Tuesday.

November is also Catsgiving Month. Every donor who gives 
$25 or more during the month will receive our special Winn car magnet or a copy of our new 50th Anniversary book.



The FIP Story Continues

Winn Feline Foundation continues our support for FIP research and sharing of information about this devastating illness in cats.

Winn sponsored Dr. Niels Pedersen's presentation during the October conference of the American Association of Feline Practitioners in Denver (Winn's presentation notes below).

Too many cats are lost to this disease,  feline infectious peritonitis, and too few people know of the impact it can have on a beloved cat companion. 

You can read about FIP in some of these recent informative pieces:






We can win and  #EndFIP with your help. And also provide
#Cures4Cats with chronic or potentially fatal diseases.

Our Holiday Photo Contest is now in session...
Remember our design contest too!
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Send a photo of your cat in a holiday setting and/or holiday attire to us by December 24th. 
 
Is your cat "Best of Show in Holiday Attire" or  
"Most Humorous Holiday Spirit"

One way to know is by sending us a photo and joining in our holiday celebration of cats and their humans.

Enjoy viewing your photo along with all the others in our photo gallery during the Holidays! Send along a story about what the holidays mean to you and your cat for additional mention.

Our judges will select the winners for a $50 Amazon Gift Card in each category. 

Get in the cat spirit this holiday season! Send your photo and/or story to info@winnfelinefoundation.org  .

Remember our Design Contest for Cures4Cats too!

Calling all creative cat lovers to design a Cures4Cats image! Information can be found at our website along with our 
image release forms. 


More on the impact of chronic disease management for pets by their caregivers...

People and pets affected with a chronic illness or medical condition generally require day to day attention to ensure their well being and adherence to monitoring or treatment recommendations. This oversight often becomes the responsibility of a caregiver or their family.

Learn More
Winn's 50th Anniversary Book

Winn's soft cover 50th anniversary book is available to order (shipping charges may apply).  

The cover art is "No Place Like Home" by Jamie Perry and the book will be the one place you will see this original image. 

Merck Animal Health is the proud sponsor of our anniversary book.




Use AmazonSmile to Winn!

Consider Winn as your charity of choice when you give this year. Working together, we can find answers to help cats with FIP, HCM in cats, amyloidosis, cancer, CKD, and many other diseases.

Black Cat Friday...
Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at
smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7138699 and Amazon donates to Winn Feline Foundation Inc.


Consider Matching Gifts for Catsgiving Season

Your donation can have double the impact for FIP, heart disease, or other types of Winn-funded research. You can check your eligibility on our  Matching Gifts page. Or you will have the option to check your eligibility and apply at the end of the donation process. 

Make your gift go farther!

Planned Giving Tip for November

In recent years the Tuesday following Thanksgiving has unofficially become "Giving Tuesday".  After the more commercial shopping events such as "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" it helps focus attention on charitable giving during the holiday season.  

This year Giving Tuesday will be on November 28, 2017.  
If your holiday season includes charitable giving, please consider the Winn Feline Foundation.  Winn has funded over $6 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide.  

As a 501(c)(3) organization, donations to Winn are fully tax deductible.

For any questions, please contact info@winnfelinefoundation.org

Honored Donors for October 2017

Donation of $100 or more.

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

Holly Aglialoro Jane Thurah-Berg Andersen Beste Atasoy
Susan Balvanz Dr. Marcus Brown Jody Belonga Cook
Chris Brochert Patrick Bowers Lena Gubarev
Dr. Jane Brunt Dr. Ann Brownlee Lauren Buchalter
Cat Hospital of Tucson/Dr. Minta Keyes Bonnie Cunningham Fidelity Charitable
Lori Findlay Tyson Gamble Gene/Liz Gentino
Dr. Patricia Gordon Dr. Sondra Grumbein Candace Higgins
Robert/Dr. Vicki Thayer Diane Kelly Rosalinda Magalona
Dr. Katherine Knutson Lisa Kuta Susan MacArthur
Network for Good Alison Nishiyama Jeanne O' Donnell
Camilla Owen Dr. Wendy Simpson Joseph Perri
PetSmart Charities, Inc. Denise Pied MaryAnne Schafer
Lorraine Shelton Dr. Nancy Soares Claus/Suzanne Wehnert
Marsha Stanton Dr. Fionnuala Teuber Andrea Thornton
Tonkinese Breed Assn. Irene Turner Dr. Amy Waggoner
Dr. Daniel Watson Paul Wyman

Thank You!

On the Calendar 



November 18-19: CFA's International Cat Show in 
Portland, OR... Visit Winn there

Thank you for your continued support.

Winn Feline Foundation Board of Directors

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