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Research Supported by 

Winn Feline Foundation

General health studies

Specific research areas

Specific breed-related health studies

Human Use of Animal Guidelines

Winn Feline Foundation's Mission & History

Winn Feline Foundation advances feline health by supporting research and education.

Every cat, every day benefits from Winn-funded research

In 1968, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) created what would soon become Winn Feline Foundation, establishing a source of funding for medical studies to improve cat health and welfare.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, the New Jersey-based foundation was named in honor of CFA's longtime attorney and advisor, Robert H. Winn. CFA continues to actively support the Foundation and remains dedicated to Winn’s original vision — to promote the health and welfare of all cats by developing or participating in projects for their betterment, including the funding of research and education.


To date, Winn has funded over $6 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. Our work is only made possible with the support of dedicated donors. Just as Winn has grown, so has feline medicine. Cats are no longer viewed as small dogs; they are now a major veterinary specialty. Today, cat owners expect and receive state-of-the-art medical care. They assume their cats will benefit from similar technological advances made in human medicine — and with increasing frequency, they do.


Winn’s commitment to feline health research and education has played a significant role in these achievements and will continue to do so in the years ahead.

Winn's Mission and History taken from their site.

Grant Awards For March 2020


Cat Health News Blog

The Cat Health News Blog features the latest information on feline health. The bi-weekly blog is a mix of the most current published research from Winn-funded research and other sources. There are over 875 blog post items. Archives go back to 2007. Readers can look up any feline health issue through a search function at the top of the page.

  • When you subscribe to the Cat Health News Blog, you will register your e-mail address.

    • After signing up for the Cat Health News Blog, you will receive a verification message once you submit the form. FeedBurner activates subscriptions to “Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation” once you respond to this verification message.

  • There is also a possibility to be informed about the Newsletter through an RSS Feed. Chrome users should install the Chrome RSS Extension in order to see these messages.

Winn Newsletter

The Winn Newsletter keeps supporters current with the latest happenings in feline health news. For the past three years, monthly e-newsletters have shared advancements in the field, grants awarded, new partnerships and much more.

  • To subscribe to the Winn Newsletter, go to the bottom of the page and fill in your e-mail address.

Winn Podcasts

Includes presentations from Winn Feline Foundation on Feline Health Studies and the latest research in feline disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

  • If you want to hear podcasts of presentations from the Winn Feline Health Symposium, you can subscribe to the Winn Feline Foundation podcasts in the iTunes Store following the link to the left.

Weekly Winn @Cures4cats

The Winn Wins Wednesday e-bytes are directed at either current supporters to learn about the exciting impact their donations are having, or at new supporters, to underscore the importance of evidence-based medicine for cats and show how progress in the field is benefiting cats. ​

Winn 50th Bria
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