DENVER, August 13 /PRNewswire/ --

- One in Four Dogs Dies of Cancer

- The Number One Cause of Death in Dogs Over the Age of Two

Dogster.com, the world's most popular and comprehensive Web site devoted to the health and happiness of dogs, has joined Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in its global effort to find a cure for canine cancer. Dogster will donate US$2 for every new subscription or subscription extension, through September 30. To subscribe go to http://www.dogster.com, scroll down on the home page to "site updates" and the help cure canine cancer link. By subscribing, dog lovers will get access to tons of insightful and inspiring dog-centric content and directly help save their dog's life.

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"Canine cancer is an issue our members feel really passionate about. MAF is doing great work and we are really happy to help their cause," said Steven Reading co-founder of Dogster.com.

MAF is undertaking an unprecedented campaign to fund research to cure canine cancer, in the lifetime of a dog -- the next 10 to 20 years. MAF-funded research will also help develop treatments to aid dogs suffering today. All dogs face a grave threat from cancer. One in four dogs dies of cancer -- even higher for golden retrievers where 60 percent will die of cancer. It is the number-one cause of death in dogs over the age of two. Many more dogs suffer the devastating effects of the disease. Visit MAF's dedicated canine cancer Web site at http://www.CureCanineCancer.org and watch the canine cancer Web exclusive that includes information from some of the world's top canine oncologists.

About Morris Animal Foundation:

Morris Animal Foundation, established in 1948, is dedicated to funding animal health research that protects, treats and cures companion animals and wildlife. MAF has been at the forefront of funding breakthrough research studies benefiting animals in some 100 countries, spanning all seven continents. MAF has its headquarters in Denver. The Foundation has funded more than 1,500 humane animal health studies. Charity Navigator ranks MAF as a four-star charity, the highest rating. For more information, call +1-800-243-2345, or visit http://www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org.

Web site: http://www.morrisanimalfoundation.org http://www.CureCanineCancer.org

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