The Kennel Club of Philadelphia awards $400,000 to dog-related organizations

The grants were awarded to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, AKC Reunite, Take the Lead, and the AKC Canine Health Foundation to support dogs and people in need.

The Kennel Club of Philadelphia (KCP) has donated $400,000 to 4 notable dog-related organizations, including $100,000 each to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, AKC Reunite, Take the Lead and l AKC Canine Health Foundation.

“We are once again achieving a wonderful combination of recipients this year, all of whom are important parts of our world,” Wayne Ferguson, president of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, said in an organizational statement.

“It allows us to help improve the lives and health of dogs and other animals, to care for those in need in the world of dog shows, and to help communities where dogs play a key role in public safety and in our daily lives,” he continued.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

This grant to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will be awarded to the Walter Flato Goodman Center for Comparative Medical Genetics to support and encourage interdisciplinary research and training in this broad area of ​​science associated with the role of genes in disease. This includes the detection and characterization of genes that cause disease, as well as the application of genetic knowledge to diagnose, treat and prevent genetic diseases, according to the statement.

“Essentially, all genetic diseases that occur in humans can occur in dogs and other mammals due to the fundamental homology between the human genome and the genomes of other mammalian species,” said John H. Wolfe, VMD, PhD, director of the Walter Flato Goodman Center for Comparative Medical Genetics.

“The school has a long and thriving relationship with the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, we thank them for that and are delighted to get the help needed to continue our work for the benefit of people and animals,” he said. he adds.

AKC Reunite Adopt a K-9 Cop Matching Grant Program

Through its Adopt a K-9 Cop matching grant program, AKC Reunite works with AKC member clubs to provide K-9 police dogs to police departments nationwide. These donations meet financial needs that arise when budget issues and other factors make it difficult to add or replace dogs.

“AKC Reunite matches funds donated by clubs on a three-to-one ratio, up to $10,000 total per dog,” said Tom Sharp, President and CEO of AKC Reunite. “The generous donation from the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, combined with the AKC Reunite game, will help provide 40 K-9 Cops across the country.”

Initiate

According to the release, Take The Lead (TTL) provides direct service, support and care to people skilled in the sport of dogs who are suffering from life-threatening and terminal illnesses, natural disasters and, during the COVID-19 pandemic, have suffered. lost jobs, lost income and health insurance complications. TTL has donated $7.3 million to people in need over its nearly 30 years in business.

“We have received great support from kennel clubs across the country over the years to keep our staffing healthy for years to come,” said founder and vice president, Thomas H. Bradley, 3d. “The Kennel Club of Philadelphia has certainly helped lead the way. We are grateful, once again, and thank them for their generosity to us and to our sport.”

AKC Canine Health Foundation

For more than 25 years, the AKC Health Foundation has made a difference for dogs, dog parents, breeders and researchers by helping improve the health of all dogs and their owners.

“The AKC Canine Health Foundation has a long and valued relationship with the Kennel Club of Philadelphia,” said Darin Collins, DVM, CEO of the AKC Canine Health Foundation, in the release.

“This generous gift, made possible by Mr. Wayne Ferguson, President of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia, and all KCP members, will be used to advance our funding for research that promotes the health of all dogs, everywhere. Thank you, KCP,” he added.

Reference

Kennel Club of Philadelphia is once again sharing its success with dogs and people in need. Press release. Philadelphia Kennel Club. February 16, 2022. Accessed February 16, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kennel-club-of-philadelphia-once-again-shares-its-success-with-dogs-and-people – in-need-301481708.html

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