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

Sponsor a 2018 research grant!
The 3 grants available for sponsorship!

Following our Winn grant review in March, Winn selects three research projects for donors to sponsor.

About sponsorship of a cat health project...

Sponsors will receive progress reports as they are available and copies of any publications that result from the project. Your help in sponsoring these projects means Winn can fund even more research next year and you are part of improving the health and lives of cats everywhere.

W18-010: Understanding genetic differences in immunity to FIP
(Bria Fund Study and New Feline Investigator Award)
Emi Barker, BVSc, PhD, DACVIM, ECVIM, Christopher Helps, BVSc, PhD; Langford Vets, University of Bristol, UK

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is caused by a coronavirus, only some infected cats get the disease. This study will examine how genetic differences in a cat's immune system play a role in this disease, and how common these differences are in the general cat population.

W18-019: Examining the effectiveness of a low-cost treatment for oral cancer
Michael Nolan, DVM, PhD; North Carolina State University
          
This study will examine the effectiveness of a simple treatment for oral cancer in cats with few side effects that could make treatment readily available, safe, and affordable.

W18-028: Investigating a new pain pathway associated with arthritis
Santosh Mishra, PhD, Duncan Lascelles, BVSc, PhD, DACVS; North Carolina State University

Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) is a common in older cats, but few effective and safe treatments are available. This study will investigate a new pathway of pain associated with arthritis, which may lead to new therapies for this debilitating disease.


Sponsorship is easy! Simply pick one of the projects above seeking sponsors ($250 minimum donation). Go to our website: 
http://www.winnfelinefoundation.org  for more information on the project and to make your sponsorship donation online or download a donation form to mail to: 637 Wyckoff Ave., Suite 336, Wyckoff, NJ  07481.

#Cures4Cats   #FelinesFirst


Want to know more about feline infectious diarrhea and feline leukemia virus testing?
Register for our 40th Annual Symposium

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

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

Title: 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 will be provided)
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Celebrate 50 years of Winn and Cats

Please join our separate 50th Anniversary celebration following the Symposium.
All attendees of the Symposium and the  CFA Annual meeting are invited. 

Appetizers, sweets, refreshments and great conversation available.
Drawings for gifts during the event. 
* Sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc


WINNers of Winn
Featuring those who made Winn's 50 years great!

As Winn Feline Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary, this is a great time to recognize those people and cats who have helped make Winn an outstanding nonprofit.

Joan Miller Keys
Winn will be sharing stories of those who are part of our 50 year journey. 

Our 50th anniversary book, which can be ordered here, also o ffers an exciting overview of Winn's accomplishments during this time.

Joan Miller is the first of our featured WINNers. Anyone who knows Joan knows why she would be the first selected. 

Joan Miller was president of the Winn Feline Foundation for 16 year s and served  for 20 years on the board of directors. She  has been involved in the cat fancy since 1970 and was a cat show judge for  32 years. And she was the recipient of the prestigious American Veterinary Medical Humane Award in 2017.




Still Talking about our Cat Health News Blog
Summary article on helping feline liver disease with new organoids.

Sign up for Winn's  Cat Health News Blog to get the latest information on cat health. More articles are on the way!

Winn's blog is our busiest webpage. 

Twice weekly Winn publishes a summary of current research in feline medicine from several top veterinary publications. Many entries summarize Winn-funded studies such as this article about feline liver organoids.

We bring you the latest cat health information for updating cat lovers and veterinary professionals about the best prevention, diagnostics, and treatments available on cat health. You can search for the information you need on our website.

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


Volunteer Bob Thayer, Rummey and Expo guest
Cat Time in Costa Mesa, CA
Meeting fellow cat lovers at the 
Family Pet Expo

For the past several years, Winn Feline Foundation has participated at America's Family Pet Expo in Costa Mesa, CA. Winn loves to meet the public and share information about our role in improving cat health.

Thank you to all who stopped by to visit with us and our cat friends, 
Rummey and Duke, who were great ambassadors during the Expo.

Please stop by whenever you see the Winn booth at conferences, Expos, and cat shows. We love to talk "cats and Winn" anytime.

New York Cat Film Festival in Fort Worth, Texas
Buy your tickets for the May 26th 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 Fort Worth, Texas on May 26th.

Winn Feline Foundation is proud to be named as the charitable beneficiary of the Cat Film Festival.


A Tip to Leave a Loving Legacy
For May 2018

There is a saying: "The only thing that doesn't change, is things will always change".  You should review and update your estate plan whenever there are significant changes in your circumstances or the law.  For example, older estate plans may include provisions to maximize Federal or state tax deduction or exemption amounts which may no longer be appropriate or necessary.  

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 April 2018

Winn sends a giant  THANK YOU to all our generous donors for April. 

A special thank you and acknowledgment to the 
Cat Fanciers' Association, KindredBio, and Zoetis for their generous support of cats and Winn Feline Foundation.

The table of our April Honored Donors is linked here

You make a difference in the lives of cats!

Thank You!


Calendar
What's Ahead

May 18-20:  FETCH 360 Conference in Virginia Beach, VA. 
Visit the Winn booth!

May 26th: The Cat Film Festival, Fort Worth, TX

May 30th: International Hug Your Cat Day