‘Tis the Season: Special Funds to Remember Special Pets


For that friend or relative who has everything. Or simply for an end of the year tax write off.  
These funds are named for ordinary pets who have since passed away. But the pets continue to contribute by raising dollars desperately needed for needed research.

ImageWinn Feline Foundation’s Ricky Fund (named for Steve’s own cat): So far, has raised over $65,000 to be understand and then begin to prevent feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (the most common heart disease in cats). Party this funding, a gene associated with HCM has been identified in Maine Coon cats, which is now saving lives. Some cats with HCM just drop dead suddenly – shocking family members; others have repeated instances of stroke like events and prolonged suffering.  

ImageWinn Feline Foundation’s Bria Fund (named for Susan Gingrich’s cat). Arguably Feline Infectious Peritonitis is one of the most complex and least understood of all diseases that happen to pets, and it’s always fatal. Kittens with FIP exemplify nature’s indomitable spirit to live. Sadly, the kittens don’t know how the story will end, even though you do. Seeing a kitten waste away is horrific. FIP is not uncommon – something must be done.