The Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Foundation are teaming up to sponsor a grant to fight canine bone cancer. The two organizations are contributing $1 million to the Morris Animal Foundation to support its efforts to combat osteosarcoma, the most common type of bone cancer found in dogs.
Osteosarcoma has proven to be a particularly tricky cancer to treat. Effective treatments exist for the primary cancer but, among dogs diagnosed with the disease, 9 in 10 suffer from secondary cancers. These metastatic diseases are often fatal, with upwards of 8,000 dogs dying every year. Morris Animal Foundation has been researching novel approaches to treating metastatic osteosarcoma to help improve outcomes for dogs diagnosed with the disease.
“Morris Animal Foundation continues to invest in groundbreaking osteosarcoma research, and we are deeply appreciative of the Petco Foundation and the Blue Buffalo Foundation for their support of this important work. This grant will help in our efforts to develop interventions to improve quality of life and survival time for our canine companions with this devastating disease.”
— John Reddington, President & CEO, Morris Animal Foundation