WINN FELINE FOUNDATION NEWS
AUGUST 2020
HONORED DONORS

Honored Donors are donations over $100. We are thrilled with all of the 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
Carla Bizzell
Patrick Bowers
Liz Brown
Ann Brownlee
Hailey Cartt
Cat Hospital of Tucson
Kathryn Christensen
Civic Feline Clinic
Gene & Liz Gentino
Eric Green
Susan Head
Curt Hobson
Brian Holub
Oleg Kuzmin
Meredith Lee
Ryan Malane
Teri Matzkin
Barbara Paine
Donnette Piccininno
Jennifer Purdon
Joe Talbot
United Way of Lake County
Daniel Watson
Yue Zhang
Cat Fanciers' Association, Inc.
Special Funding Opportunity!
Call for Grant Proposals
Approximately $400,000 is available to fund proposals
Winn Feline Foundation, in a special funding opportunity co-sponsored by Nestlé Purina Petcare and Mars Petcare, is calling for grant proposals that address the effect that dietary phosphorus and calcium to phosphorus ratio have on renal health in cats.
The maximum grant amount is $50,000 for 1 to 2-year projects.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, September 21, 2020 (5pm EDT)
and awards will be announced by mid-December 2020.
Click here for more information!
Winn's Monthly Webinar Series
In Association with CFA and TICA
RACE approved!
This session aims to advance general knowledge both for veterinary professionals and cat-savvy families regarding the current literature on feline elimination problems. This includes how to make an accurate diagnosis, as well as to implement safe and effective treatment strategies.

Save the Date!
Upcoming Webinar
Join us September 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM EDT for
"For Me to Know and For You Never to Find Out:
Cats and Pain"
presented by Dr. Robin Downing and Steve Dale.
Watch for registration information coming soon!

Planned Giving Tips
By George Eigenhauser
 Some people donate their time and efforts to help charitable organizations. In general you can not deduct the value of your time or services donated to a charity. Since the donated time is not taxable income there is no tax deduction. However, some of your out of pocket expenses incurred in donating your services to a qualified charitable organization may be deductible. For example, you may be able to deduct the cost of using your vehicle for charity. You may be able to claim the standard mileage rate or actual costs. In addition to either your actual costs or the standard mileage rate, you may also deduct your parking and tolls. For 2020 the standard mileage rate for operating your personal motor vehicle in service of a charity will be 14 cents per mile driven. The mileage must be incurred giving services to a qualified organization, unreimbursed, and directly connected to the services you gave to the qualified organization. The Winn Feline Foundation is a fully qualified public charity. Your donation(s) to Winn are deductible as charitable contributions to the fullest extent permitted by law.

-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 Cat Health News

Read all of the latest news, updates and final reports on Winn-funded feline health studies HERE or click the links below to read each update.

MT16-015 Susceptibility to dermatophytes and asymptomatic carrier state in Persian cats. (A Winn-funded research study final progress report)
Principal Investigators: Aline Rodrigues Hoffman; William Murphy; Texas A&M University.

MT18-009; MTW18-009  Precision medicine genome for cats. (A Winn-funded research final progress report)
Principal Investigator: Leslie Lyons PhD; University of Missouri-Columbia

MT17-007  Allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for cats with inflammatory bowel disease. (A Winn-funded research final progress report)
Principal Investigators: Craig Webb and Tracy Webb; Colorado State University
Research Assistance Requested
The University of Missouri Veterinary Oncology Department is conducting a research project and is looking for owners of cats diagnosed with Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the past 10 years (after January 2010) to participate in a ~10-minute online survey regarding their cat’s diet, litter, environment, and medical history.
Feline Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma (FOSCC) is the 4th most common tumor in cats and the most common oral cancer in cats. FOSCC can appear as a mass or an area of severe ulceration in the mouth, leading to pain and difficulties eating. There is still no effective treatment for this disease. Information gathered from this survey study will be crucial in determining potential risk factors related to the development of FOSCC, as well as possible preventative measures for cat owners in the future.
If you are interested in participating, please contact FOSCCsurvey@umsystem.edu to receive the weblink to our survey. Survey participants must consent to allow access to your cat’s medical records to confirm the diagnosis. Thank you for supporting feline cancer research!
The PURRsuing FIP and WINNing
Symposium Summary Document
is available !
CLICK HERE to download your copy