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The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund receives US$40,000 Petco grant

The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund has been awarded a US$40,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to fund treatment grants for dogs and cats fighting cancer.

The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund is a nonprofit organization dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing canine and feline cancer. Although the Fund accepts applications internationally, the majority of treatment grants are offered to applicants in the US. Since 2007, The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund has helped more than 150 dogs and cats get cancer treatment, and has increased its maximum grant amount from US$700 per pet per annum to the current maximum of US$1,500 per pet per annum.

The Petco Foundation grant will be used to increase the number of pets who receive grants in 2014, along with increasing the maximum grant amount per pet per annum. “We are honored to be chosen as a Petco Foundation grant recipient for a second time,” said Chris Meiering, vice president and founder of The Dog and Cat Cancer Fund. “This funding will allow us to help another 25–30 dogs and cats get the treatment they need to fight cancer.”

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