Knoxville, TN - Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances for PetSafe®, is pleased to announce the PetSafe® K9 Cancer Walk raised over $40,000 for canine research at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with Morris Animal Foundation. The event was held Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Cove at Concord Park in Knoxville, TN.
“We were honored to host such a great event and are thrilled with our community’s support of such a worthy cause,” said Jim Tedford, Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives and Alliances. “We strongly believe in improving veterinary medicine and advancements in pet- related research and we are pleased to support the UT Vet School, Morris Animal Foundation and their dedication to animals.”
One in three dogs will be affected by cancer and half of them will not survive. The Walk benefited canine research projects and studies through the Morris Animal Foundation. Walkers were encouraged to bring their four-legged friends to walk alongside them or simply enjoy all the festivities.
Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, PetSafe leads the industry in the development of innovative pet behavior, containment, and lifestyle product solutions and services. Visit www.petsafe.net for more information.
About Morris Animal Foundation
Morris Animal Foundation is committed to sharing information about research that is helping animals live longer, healthier lives. Since its inception in 1948, the Foundation has funded more than 2,000 humane animal health studies. At any given time, the Foundation manages about 300 animal health and welfare research studies at the world’s most respected research institutions, colleges of veterinary medicine and zoos. Each year, the Foundation also funds about 70 veterinary student scholar projects. Visit www.morrisanimalfoundation.org for more information.