Many of you know that we held a fundraiser last month to recruit new FIP Patriots and raise money for future FIP research. Donations were received from new patriots and many experienced ones serving in our army to end FIP.
For the month of July, we raised $9395, almost a third of the amount needed to fund a $35,000 FIP study award! Thank you to everyone who participated and donated in July.
Previously, I shared news about the latest Bria Fund FIP supported project exploring genetics in relation to FIP. During the grant review process, another FIP related proposal was selected funded through Winn’s PetSmart Charities’ grant:
Principal Investigator: Gary Whittaker, PhD, Elizabeth Berliner, DVM; Cornell University, Grant ID: W18-007
Grant Amount: $24,307
Upper respiratory infections are an important cause of disease in cats, especially in animal shelters. While there are often multiple viruses and bacteria associated with upper respiratory infection, we have evidence that cats are infected with feline coronavirus in nasal and conjunctive (eye) swabs. Our study is designed to assess the importance of feline...