American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation
Director of Development and Communications: Jeff Sossamon
Year founded: 1995
Mission: The AKC Canine Health Foundationraises awareness and funds necessary to support noninvasive, innovative health research necessary to help dogs and their loving owners live longer and stronger.
- $20 million allocated to canine health research
- Funded hundreds of grants for studies of canine health problems
- Partnered with Nestlé Purina PetCare Company
Profile: The AKC Canine Health Foundation is the largest nonprofit to fund health research exclusively for canines. The foundation works to develop significant resources for basic and applied health programs with emphasis on canine genetics to improve the quality of life for dogs and their owners. The foundation funds research and supports canine health scientists and professionals in their efforts to study the causes and origins of canine disease and afflictions in order to formulate effective treatments.
Darlene Arden recently created the Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies under the foundation's auspices.
To learn more and make a donation, please visit the foundation's website.
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