AKC CHF Tick-Borne Disease Initiative


The GSPCA Board of Directors and the Health and Welfare Committee, in cooperation with the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), announce participation in a large scale research program to better understand and combat tick-borne diseases. In order to involve the wider GSP community, part of this effort is to engage and challenge the GSPCA Member Clubs to contribute as well.

Between Sept 7 and October 31, the GSPCA will pledge $7,500 which it hopes will be matched by contributions of $100 to $150 from each of the 60 Member Clubs. When a combined total of $15,000 is reached, the American Kennel Club (AKC) will match that dollar for dollar for a possible amount of $30,000 contributed to this important research! Additionally, individual GSP owners can also contribute towards the match. All contributions will receive an acknowledgement which indicates this is a tax deductible contribution.

Contributions can be made online or by mailing a check to:

AKC Canine Health Foundation
GSP Donor Advised Fund
P.O. Box 900061
Raleigh, NC 27675 

All contributions will go into a designated GSPCA  fund at CHF so that progress toward the donation goal can be tracked.
This is a tremendous opportunity to have maximum impact by leveraging many small contributions into a very large amount, and presents a very significant return on investment for the Member Clubs and individuals. GSPCA members who are also members of regional Member Clubs are urged to contact their clubs to learn more about their club’s plans to contribute.

Join us in supporting this worthy cause!


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Health & Welfare Committee

Karen Nauer, Chair
Shelley Schwerdt, Assistant Chair
Leita Estes
Bunita Eichelberger, DVM
Belinda Venner
Tiffany Cessna
Hillary Roy
Tracy Duff
Becky Feigh, BOD Liaison

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