The Fight Against FIP – Listen Up Guys!!
I spotted an appeal on Facebook about the Bria Fund annual raffle (they are part of the Winn Feline Foundation), and realised that many people do not know it is taking place. We are letting you know, so you can go and buy a ticket for one of the utterly gorgeous prizes.
Between September 1st and October 31st, donate to the Winn Feline Foundation and designate the Bria Fund for FIP. For each $5 donation, you receive a ticket and select the prize number(s) to designate your ticket(s). There is a separate drawing for each prize. Complete information on this stage will be provided before it starts.
Join the Fight Against FIP – Grab a Raffle Ticket NOW!
It takes a few clicks but stick with it – this is a cause worth clicking for! Here’s how :-
- Donate in $5 chunks HERE.
- Choose the prize(s) you want to be in to win HERE. A fabulous slideshow!
- Fill in this page HERE.
No, it isn’t a one click donates but STICK WITH IT. There are a lot of prizes and this method works really well because you can choose the prize you want to be in to try and win. The raffle matters – ask anyone who had felt completely powerless as they watched a young cat or kitten decline and fade with no hope available.
FROM THE BRIA FUND “Let us add a little perspective to why your support of FIP research through the Bria Fund is critical. This year, three FIP studies were selected for Bria Fund financial assistance. We were able to support three studies because of donations from last year and remaining funds from previous years. Averaging the awards for the 2016 studies, cost per study was $16, 030. To date, the raffle raised approximately 12% of the average cost of one study. Without more donations, we may be limited to selecting only one study for 2017. Advancements related to FIP will not continue without research.”
The Bria Fund History and the Fight Against FIP
In November 2005, the Winn Feline Foundation announced the creation of the Bria Fund to accept donations for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) research. FIP is a fatal disease seen mostly in young kittens. There is no cure and no effective treatment. Bria was a nine month old Birman kitten who died from FIP in April, 2005. Find out more here.
We have no connection with the Winn Feline Foundation, but know of them through BlogPaws® and their ground breaking work in feline medicine. We think the Bria Fund deserves your support.
Fight against FIP Reporter