ORGANIZATIONS NEEDING YOUR SUPPORT
MONEY CAN BUY A GOOD DOG, BUT ONLY LOVE CAN WAG ITS TAIL
TAKE THE LEAD was founded in 1993 as not-for-profit foundation under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code dedicated to provide direct services, support and care for all qualified participants in the sport of dogs who suffer from the devastating realities of life-threatening or terminal illnesses. Your participation is valued and vital, not only to us as an organization, but to the entire community, and to the sport of dogs itself.
Take The Lead has reached two significant milestones as it completes its tenth year of supporting people in need in the sport of purebred dogs. In 2003, Take The Lead reached the million dollar mark in total disbursements since it began dispensing funds in 1994. In its most recent fiscal year (2003-2004) Take The Lead distributed an all-time record amount of $207,515 to dog people in need all over the country.
All contributions to Take the Lead are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Take the Lead
P.O. Box 6353, Watertown, NY 13601 • 1-800-814-1123
CENTER FOR COMPANION ANIMAL HEALTH (CCAH), UC DAVIS, SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE . CENTER FOR COMPANION ANIMAL HEALTH (CCAH), UC DAVIS, SCHOOL OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
CCAH is dedicated to improving the health of all species of small companion animals. It serves as clinical research and program development arm of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) at UC Davis. The CCAH stimulates the interaction of veterinary clinicians and scientists while supporting the development of innovative strategies to diagnose, treat, and prevent health problems of small companion animals.
The new CCAH facility is home for the Koret Center for Veterinary Genetics, whose staff studies normal and abnormal genetic traits of cats and dogs. It also contains a state-of-the-art veterinary cancr clinic with contiguous research laboratories. Funded entirely with privately generated funds, this new setting will promote collaborative opportunities between clinical and basic researchers.
The CCAH has added clinical care and research capacity to accommodate the growing number of cancer cases. The Petersen Radiation Oncology Unit, Maddie’s Medical Oncology Unit, and the Johnston Surgical Oncology Suites has greatly enhanced the quality of patient care.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in both animals and people. The research by CCAH in this area is benefiting both humans and our companion animals.
CCAH research is improving the survival rate of dogs and cats with cancer. The faculty is applying new and experimental therapies to dogs and cats with naturally occurring cancers, and exchanging knowledge with human cancer researchers. They are identifying the genetic basis of naturally occurring cancers of dogs and cats and applying this knowledge to anti-cancer drug development and testing. In addition they are investigating the efficacy of new and experimental drugs in dogs with naturally occurring recurrent or metastatic disease.
The CCAH depends on your support. State and Federal funding for health studies benefiting companion animals is almost non-existent. The CCAH is supported entirely by contributions from individuals, animal lovers, veterinary practitioners, breed clubs pet-related industries and private foundations.
Donations are used to fund priorities such as: animal health studies, scientific equipment and facilities improvements, operational costs, educational seminars and other programs associated with their animal health mission.
Refer to Organizations Needing Your Support for CCAH contact information and visit their web site, http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/CCAH, for additional information.
Center for Companion Animal Health
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616-8734
Phone (530) 752-7024
FAX (530) 754-8774
AKC CANINE HEALTH FOUNDATION
The AKC Canine Health Foundation, founded in 1995 by the American Kennel Club, is the largest nonprofit worldwide to fund health research exclusively for canines. Our goal is to help dogs live longer, healthier lives. The AKC Canine Health Foundation is the leader in non-invasive genetic health research, stem cell research, and biotherapeutics benefiting both canines and humans. Through the generous financial support of the American Kennel Club and the Nestlé Purina PetCare Co., we’re proud to announce we have allocated more than $20 million in canine health research through more than 75 schools and research institutions worldwide.
OPERATION SMILE - Changing Lives...One Smile at a Time!
Pat has personally worked with this organization to get a great smile for one of the babies in our international dog community. These people are compassionate and efficient. Please send them a donation of even $1. No donation is too small and never too large. They can create a new smile for a child for less that $300 anywhere in the world. Let us all have children with beautiful smiles throughout the world.
Pat has worked personally with Bonnie Keuhne, Donor Relations Coordinator. I do not have enough words to tell you what a terrific and dedicated woman Bonnie is. - God bless her - Pat G.
6435 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk VA 23509
1-888-677-6453 ext. 208 (toll free number and hot line to Bonnie)
ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
Finding Cures, Saving Children
Since the founding of St. Jude Children’s Hospital in 1962 they have significantly increased the survival rate from nine different cancers. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia - the most common cause of childhood cancer - because of research conducted at this research hospital the survival rate has gone from 4% in 1962 to over 80% today. Progress is being made in being other cancers and diseases that attack children of the world. Because, in the words of the founder, Danny Thomas, “No child should die in the dawn of life.” This research also aids dogs, as research for dogs helps the people of the world. The Greater Shelby Kennel Club recognizes the needs of St. Jude Children’s Hospital by putting on a benefit dog show each year for the hospital. Some of the members of the Greater Shelby Kennel Club work at the hospital helping the children. You can contact St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at:
332 N. Lauderdale Street, Memphis, TN 38105
1 (901) 495-3300
NATIONAL ANIMAL INTEREST ALLIANCE (NAIA)
Our mission is "to promote a more abundant life for all the people of this planet through a wise and compassionate human relationship with animals and the environment."
Join NAIA. The NAIA mission is to bring animal owners and fanciers together to support and protect responsible animal ownership and maintain the human-animal bond. Whether you're involved in agriculture, biomedical research, hunting, pet breeding, sled dog racing or any other traditional, ethical animal activity, you'll find common ground with NAIA's band of dedicated volunteers. Together we can:
Present a positive image of animal interests in the media
Stop hostile animal rights legislation in Congress and state legislatures
Educate the public about legitimate animal welfare issues
Expand our grassroots advocacy network
NAIA is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3 charitable organization approved by the IRS
PO BOX 66579
Portland, OR 97290
or Fax: 503-761-1289
LEADER DOGS FOR THE BLIND
DOG LEGISLATION COUNCIL OF CANADA
The Dog Legislation Council of Canada (DLCC), formed in 2003, and counting among its members experienced and ethical dog enthusiasts nationwide. The DLCC is Canada's first and unique collaborative effort of rescue volunteers, owners, veterinarians, dog trainers, breeders and handlers to promote responsible dog ownership of all dogs.