Winn Foundation Bria Fund

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 :-

  1. Donate in $5 chunks HERE.
  2. Choose the prize(s) you want to be in to win HERE. A fabulous slideshow!
  3. 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.

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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 Fight Against FIP Bria Fund for FIP cats

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.

Kick off your donation journey here! You can find details about FIP at the Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine here.

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41 Comments

  1. Bryn Nowell

    October 21, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This is an incredibly important cause. Thank you for sharing with us so that we can be sure to support the cause and share with others. I hope their fundraising efforts are hugely successful!

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  2. Cathy Armato

    October 21, 2016 at 3:20 am

    Thanks for letting us know about this great cause.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  3. The Daily Pip

    October 21, 2016 at 12:39 am

    I thought I had commented on this in the past, but guess not. This is a wonderful organization and I hope they raise tons of money. FIP is a heartbreaking disease. Years ago we took in a foster cat off the streets. He was sweet little boy and we would have happily adopted him. Sadly, he was soon diagnosed with FIP and really had a horrible time. The poor baby was only about a year old when he passed.

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  4. Kelsie

    October 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    This is amazing and something I had never seen before. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  5. Kia

    October 20, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I’ve never heard of this. Thanks for informing me. This is a great cause and I hope it helps tremendously!

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  6. Dusty Desert Dogs

    October 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Good luck! Lets help all the kitties!

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  7. Ruth Epstein

    October 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm

    Best of luck, what an amazing foundation and it always makes me sad how these causes battle financially. That is why I set up the website so that everyone can auction things off to help.

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  8. Amy Shojai

    October 20, 2016 at 10:55 am

    I’m a fan of Winn and the Bria Fund. Gotta get rid of this awful disease!

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  9. nichole

    October 20, 2016 at 7:06 am

    What a great way to help the kitties! Best of luck!

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  10. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    October 16, 2016 at 3:53 am

    I will add some green papers today Harvey. I just got paid for a product review so I can help. Mom and Dad had a kitten when first married who had FIP. Very sad

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    • Dash Kitten

      October 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

      We are going to get two more tickets Miss Savvy!

      Reply

  11. Sweet Purrfections

    October 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    This is great. I’ll definitely go and check it out.

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  12. Valerie Desmet

    October 6, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Such a great initiative!! I have never heard about this disease before, until I found your blog! I hope they raise a lot of money!!
    Good luck!

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  13. Malaika Fernandes

    October 6, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    What a fantastic initiative hope it gathers all the support

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  14. meowmeowmans

    October 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    FIP is a horrible disease. Thank goodness for the work the Winn Foundation is doing to work towards making it a thing of the past.

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  15. Tenacious Little Terrier

    October 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    I’ve never heard of this disease either. I hope their research is successful!

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  16. Cathy Armato

    October 6, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing this, I’ve never heard of FIP before. Sounds like a great fundraiser!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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  17. Paul Kirhagis

    October 6, 2016 at 11:51 am

    What are the symptoms/causes???

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  18. Beth Patterson

    October 6, 2016 at 11:14 am

    I am not very aware of cat diseases, so this is all new information for me. I hope that they will be able to wipe FIP off the planet. It sounds like a terrible disease.

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  19. Tonya Wilhelm

    October 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Good luck with your fundraiser! Such an important cause. Thanks for all that you do.

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  20. Erin the Cat Princess

    October 6, 2016 at 9:17 am

    Most excellent post, thank you this is something more need to know about. We are heading to donate NOW! purrs ERin

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    • Dash Kitten

      October 6, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Erin you rock. There are some paw-some prizes!

      Reply

  21. GonetotheSnowDogs

    October 6, 2016 at 6:12 am

    What a great foundation! Helping the kitties!!!

    Reply

  22. Athena

    October 6, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Great post!

    We’ve shared to spread the word.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  23. Talent Hounds

    October 6, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Thank you for sharing information about such a great foundation and worthy cause. I had never heard about FIP but it sounds nasty.

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  24. Talent Hounds

    October 6, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Thanks for sharing information about such a wonderful foundation and a very worthy cause. , I had never heard of FIP but it sounds nasty.

    Reply

  25. Susan Friedland-Smith

    October 6, 2016 at 4:55 am

    I have never heard of this awful disease before. Thank goodness for the Bria Fund combating it!

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  26. Amy Shojai

    October 6, 2016 at 3:20 am

    I’ve been a fan of Winn Feline Foundation (and Bria Fund) for a long time. Here’s hoping that FIP will soon be a thing of the past!

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  27. Sonja

    October 6, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Ah since I focus more on the dog world I had not seen this. thanks.

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  28. Three Chatty Cats

    October 6, 2016 at 3:02 am

    I hope this raffle campaign is successful! What a great cause, thank you for sharing about it. Let’s rid FIP from the planet!

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  29. Loulou

    October 6, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Thank you for a great blog and news about the Oct 4 day and everything else you write. And thanks for visiting me, Loulou, with your lovely comments.

    Reply

  30. Hindy Pearson

    October 6, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Thanks for spreading the word. I think it’s great so much research is going into FIP. Cats affected by FIP deserve a home like anybody else, yet many people are hesitant to adopt them, so they end up in shelters in a back room. Not always of course, but sadly that has been my experience.

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  31. Ellen Pilch

    October 5, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you for letting us know about this. FIP is such an awful disease.

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  32. Nellie (who use to be the cat from hell)

    October 5, 2016 at 2:58 pm

    What a great post! Wes is going to has to stop by and donates! Wes sis not know about them so wes thanks yous furry much for letting us knows!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    • Dash Kitten

      October 5, 2016 at 3:34 pm

      Us neithr Nelly. We think this is important for folks to know about. We donated too!

      Reply

  33. Brian Frum

    October 5, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    That’s pretty cool. We donate to the Winn Foundation on a regular basis so they can kick FIP in the butt, soon we hope.

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  34. Deziz World

    October 5, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Great posty. When mommy picked up Raena, we didn’t say anythin’ to anypawdy cuz mommy was ‘fraid she might have FIP. Mommy breathed a big breath when she tested negative and it turned out to be just a little cold. Fanks fur sharin’.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

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  35. The Swiss Cats

    October 5, 2016 at 8:44 am

    That sounds like a wonderful foundation ! They are doing a great job to help kitties ! Purrs

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  36. The Island Cats

    October 5, 2016 at 1:13 am

    We love what the Winn Foundation is doing to help cats. We hear some great breakthroughs are being made in the fight on FIP.

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  37. The Menagerie Mom

    October 5, 2016 at 12:44 am

    This is such a wonderful foundation, raising funds for such a significant and worthy cause. Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention!

    Reply

  38. mommakatandherbearcat

    October 4, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I hadn’t seen this. Up, up and AWAY!!!

    Reply

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