Winn Feline Foundation News
March 2020
The Winn Feline Foundation advances feline health
by supporting research and education.
Every cat, every day benefits from Winn funded research.
COVID-19 FAQs for pet owners- AVMA

From the American Veterinary Medical Association- Below are answers to some questions we have received about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is caused by the virus SARS-CoV-2.....

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Honored Donors February 2020

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.
Holly Aglialoro
Benevity Inc.
Patrick Bowers
Marcus Brown
Valerie Calabrese
Cat Hospital of Tucson
Martie  Cenkci
Amy Choboy
Crown Family Philanthropies
Lena Gubarev
Hawkeye State Cat Club,Inc.
Kirsten  Hoover
Nicholas Hrib
David Ivill
Oleg Kuzmin
Sarah Lozada
Susan MacArthur
Daniel Madore
Ryan Malane
John Marino
Jay Mazur
Eileen Moyer
Michelle Platt
Maryanne Schafer
Wendy Simpson
Mehling Siracusa
Alysha Smagorinsky
Connie Smallwood
Pamela Sosa
Fionnuala Teuber
The New Culture Club,TICA
Rhoda Torres
Hadley Watson
Claus & Susanne Wehnert
David & Carolyn Whelpley
Janet and Otto Wolf
Yue Zhang
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"No Lilies For Kitties" Campaign from Pet Poison Helpline
Why are the Easter holiday and Mother’s Day two of the most dangerous holidays for cats? The answer is simple—lily poisoning! Read more about this Spring/Easter danger for cats.....

Planned Giving Tips
By George Eigenhauser
Need more time to file your federal income tax return? Whether you need an extension of time to file because of changes to tax law, the COVID-19 pandemic, or other circumstances, the extension to file is automatic if you follow the rules. Here are some things you need to know when you take the automatic extension to file:

  • Your request for an extension must be filed (or postmarked) by the due date of your return, April 15. You will then have six months to file your return and not be subject to the late-filing penalty. You don’t even need to tell the IRS the reason for the extension. 
  • With the automatic extension you will have until October 15, 2020 to file your federal return.
  • Your tax preparer may make the request for an extension on your behalf.   
  • The extension to file does NOT extend your time for payment of any taxes due. If you expect to owe money with your return you should make a good faith payment with your extension request to avoid additional interest and penalties.
  • Some taxpayers automatically receive extensions to file their return. This may include citizens living overseas, military personnel serving overseas, or taxpayers affected by designated natural disasters. (As of this writing there has NOT been a national extension to file due to COVID-19 but this may change.) If one of these situations applies to you please visit the IRS web site for the applicable rules.
  • If you are required to file a state income tax return you must also request an extension from any state in which a return would be due. State rules for requesting an extension to file vary.

The federal Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, form 4868, may be found at:

For additional information on taking an automatic extension to file, including filing online and how to pay any taxes you expect will be owed, visit:

- George J. Eigenhauser Jr. is an attorney at law, licensed in the state of California since 1979. He has served on the Winn Board of Directors and as CFA liaison to Winn for more than 10 years. His expertise in the area of wills, trusts and estate planning allows him to assist donors with planned giving decisions. He is also the legislative coordinator for the Cat Fanciers’ Association, Inc. and has served on the CFA board for 15 years.
Winn Feline Foundation & the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) Offer Two Scholarships for 2020:
Winn Feline Foundation (Winn) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) are pleased to announce two scholarships for third- or fourth-year veterinary students enrolled in accredited veterinary colleges or schools in the United States or Canada. 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.
All applications will be reviewed, selected, and approved by the AAFP and Winn. In addition to a short application form, interested students will also be required to answer two essay questions asking for the applicant to explain his/her specific interest and background in feline health and welfare, and to describe plans for future participation in feline medicine.
All completed applications with accompanying supplementary documents must be received no later than March 20, 2020. The winning recipient will be notified of their award on or before April 15, 2020.
Clinical study on feline genetics and diabetes

Anivive Lifesciences , a pet pharmaceutical company, is partnering with cat owners to study feline genetics and diabetes. Your participation in this study is an opportunity to support scientific exploration of the genes thought to be involved with diabetes. This information will help researchers develop new diagnostic tests, suggest possible preventative measures and explore new treatments for this common feline disease. For more details on how to enroll your diabetic cat into this clinical study visit
Watch CAT TALES from PBS
"Worshiped as a goddess, condemned as satanic, and spun into a stunning array of breeds, cats have long fascinated humans. But did we ever really domesticate them? And what can science tell us about our most mysterious companions?" (Premiered February 19, 2020) Click here to view!