The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), which is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to improving canine health by funding scientific research into canine diseases, has declared Purina’s donation of US$99,230 to support this research.
Raising the donation through the Purina Parent Club Partnership (PPCP) Program, the program allows Purina Pro Club members to earn ‘points’ by purchasing petfoods and submitting their proof of purchase. Members of the club must either be breeders or individuals personally caring for 5 or more dogs and cats.
Once points are accrued from members, an annual donation from Purina is shared between a designated parent breed club and its donor advised fund. Since the start of the PPCP in 2002, Purina has provided over US$8.6 million to fund support for canine health and welfare.
Scott Smith, Managing Director of the Purina Professional Engagement Team, will be taking Ann Viklund’s seat on the CHF Board of Directors, and thanks her for her “contributions” to the organisation.
“We are proud to begin the 20th year of the PPCP Program,” Smith says. “The program’s success is tied to the commitment of dog breeders and owners who choose to support their breed’s health through PPCP and CHF-funded research. The shared goals and collaborative efforts of Purina and CHF are providing a healthy future for all dogs.”
For more information on the AKC Canine Health Foundation visit their website, HERE.