DENVER, November 1 /PRNewswire/ --
PetScreen, http://www.pet-screen.com, a U.K.-based company providing screening for cancer and other diseases attacking pets, has made a generous donation to Morris Animal Foundation (MAF) in the nonprofit's global effort to cure canine cancer. PetScreen has provided financial co-sponsorship for two important canine cancer research studies. The MAF Canine Cancer Campaign is seeking to prevent canine cancer, while immediately seeking treatment advancements to help dogs suffering from cancer today. Learn more and donate to the campaign at http://www.CureCanineCancer.org or http://www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org.
"We are delighted to be able to support the Morris Animal Foundation in their efforts to combat cancer in dogs," states Graeme Radcliff, founder of PetScreen. "Having suffered the loss of three of our family's precious dogs to cancer, PetScreen represents the culmination of a personal battle for me and my wife, Eileen, to help fight this disease, which is all too prevalent in the canine world." Mr. Radcliff says the donation was made in the name of his family's three current dogs: Libbi -- chocolate Labrador, Saskia -- German shepherd and Hugo -- Irish water spaniel. See PetScreen photos http://www.pet-screen.com/web/petscr/index.cfm?s=9&dir=5133.
Dr. Kevin Slater, chief executive of PetScreen, comments on the company's canine cancer efforts. "Having developed a screening test for canine lymphoma, we are now working hard to refine its application to the benefit of dogs, owners and their veterinarians," says Dr. Slater. "Over the last couple of years, we have learned a great deal about applying new technology to improve pet health. Every day we are striving to learn more. This knowledge is helping us refine and provide a range of advanced tests for cancer and other diseases plaguing pets around the world."
"Morris Animal Foundation greatly appreciates PetScreen's donation to help us address the leading cause of death in dogs over the age of 2," says Dr. Patricia Olson, president and CEO of MAF. "We hope other companies in the U.S., the U.K. and around the world will step up and help us fund this valuable research."
Dr. Olson adds that the very same cancer research breakthroughs benefiting dogs are having direct benefit to humans suffering from cancer. "Here again, the dog is proving itself to be man's best friend," comments Dr. Olson.
About Morris Animal Foundation: Morris Animal Foundation, established in 1948, is dedicated to funding 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 on earth. MAF has its headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The Foundation has funded nearly 1,400 humane animal health studies with funds totaling more than US$51 million. One hundred percent of annual, unrestricted contributions support animal health programs. For more information, call +1-800-243-2345, or visit http://www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org.
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