Purina and Parent Clubs Raise Funds for Canine Health Foundation
A long-standing commitment shared by Purina and members of national parent breed clubs to support canine health research has helped raise $3.07 million since 2002. Linked to research funded by the AKC Canine Health Foundation, the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program is credited with contributing to the discoveries of the causes of many canine diseases.
“Purina and the AKC Canine Health Foundation are a perfect match, as we both are passionately committed to the mission of helping dogs live long, healthy lives,” says Ann Viklund, Director of Conformation for Purina and a member of the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
The PPCP program has provided funding to support canine health research in important areas such as cancer, epilepsy, cruciate ligament repair, bloat, exercise-induced collapse, and tick-borne diseases. The research impacts the health of specific breeds as well as contributes to advancing understanding about certain veterinary and human health conditions.
Through the PPCP Program, members of 193 national parent breed clubs raised $220,088 in 2015 that went directly to their Donor Advised Fund at the Canine Health Foundation. Additionally, each club received a donation based on the value of half of the weight circles its members submitted during the year. These monies are used to support the clubs’ education, research and rescue efforts.
To learn more about PPCP and how to contribute, click here.