We were asked why we founded this association. The eight founding members is the health of Retriever from controlled breeding at heart. They are affected by the issue epilepsy partly directly (by affected dogs) or indirectly (through breeding). I myself, for example, had my first Labrador due to this disease at the age of 3 ¼ years to sleep.
Research costs money. Funds are needed in six figures for the aforementioned project. So, for example, costs following indication of the University of Bern, the sequencing of the genome of a single dog € 3000. Examined must be a variety of complete litters. These funds can not be applied alone, at least in the short term by the universities.
At this point, the founding members have decided Retriever Health Association to set up, since the universities are specified in accordance with already for administrative reasons not be able to accept small donations (under € 1,000). The aim of the association is collecting donations exclusively accrue to this project. Specifically, this means that the donations received are earmarked for the said research project. For the donations received a separate account has been established, will be taken directly from the information received from the funds.
In addition, we intend to raise funds actively. For this we are using our homepage and are active in Facebook. We recruit members and ask them to get involved this accordingly. We are also active as reach out to companies and these ask for donations. All with the goal of driving the above-mentioned project. The aim of breeding associations is collecting donations. Furthermore, research projects should be promoted not only club across, but also across countries. For this reason, the website was created in English additionally.
If sufficient funds for the aforementioned project epilepsy have been received, the club will focus more topics in the field of research for health of our dogs.
Who deals with the issue of epilepsy in the Retrievers, quickly recognizes not only the extent of the disease, but also how massively suffer not only the dogs but especially among their owners. We ask for your support, specifically to your donations. And of course we look forward to each new member. If you want to be this, please just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply shortly.
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