(feature photo provided by Petco)
The Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo have announced a new $75,000 grant to continue supporting the pet cancer treatment fund at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
Cornell is one of 11 universities to be awarded $75,000 for this fall, which will help low-income members of the community with costs related to cancer treatment for their pets.
Pet cancer is the #1 disease-related killer of dogs and cats, according to Petco Foundation President Susanne Kogut.
“With all the strides being made in the veterinary oncology field increasing treatment options for our pets, our goal is to make these lifesaving treatments available to more pets and their pet parents,” said Kogut. “University treatment funds to support pet cancer did not universally exist prior to our creation of this support. Not only are these funds changing the lives of pets and pet parents, but it is improving the outlook for our veterinarian professionals who can help even more pets when costs might otherwise preclude such treatment.”
Since 2010, Petco and Blue Buffalo have invested more than $16 million in the fight against pet cancer.