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Paws To People’s purpose is to generate awareness and funds to support Translational/Comparative Study research to benefit better health and longer lives in both people and pets. These Studies BRIDGE research and technology in veterinary and human medicine to advance understanding, prevent, and generate new therapies to treat disease.

We believe that by helping each other, dogs and humans can guide research that will unlock the secrets to the 400 diseases both share.  Please help Paws To People meet the challenge to move closer to defeating catastrophic diseases like dementia, epilepsy, cancer and diabetes this year. Translational/Comparative studies research (and its connection to both people and pets) is critical if we dare to dream of a world where these catastrophic diseases no longer have the power to cut short the lives of our children, our parents, and our pets. Your help is needed.

  1. Translational/Comparative Studies provide the unifying hope to unlocking the clues and solutions that will eliminate and cure major diseases. This field is one of the fastest growing in both human and pet medicine.

  2. We have long term involvement in raising awareness and funds for translational studies. Each person in this organization is personally dedicated to the cause of ending major diseases and addressing vital health issues in pets and humans.

  3. Your donation dollars will go directly toward the funding of compassionate, humane research that utilizes the fact that our pets thoroughly share our experiences and environments, critical factors when looking for patterns and causality. The shorter lifespans of our pets allow us to see in fast forward how humans will also be affected.

  4. We walk our talk! In just three years, Paws To People has awarded research grants to improve the testing efficiency for Lyme Disease in dogs (2015, Dr. Jenna Mendell, Bridgewater State University) and our newly announced 2016 grant to explore how end of life decisions are reached and how we can help facilitate better information sharing (Dr. Roschelle Heuberger, Central Michigan University).

  5. We are grassroots. No mega sponsors drive our agenda. We are members of the community. We are all volunteers; there are no salaries or fancy perks.

  6. Our Advisory Board is made up of the finest minds in the fields of veterinary and human medicine, and bio-technology.

  7. Paws to People is a 501(c)3 non-profit registered in the State of New Mexico.  We have a commitment built into our charter documents to maximize funding research while keeping other costs low. Our focus is saving lives and ending suffering for both pets and people.

  8. We strive for total operating transparency. You can see in plain English where the money goes event-by-event and in the organization as a whole.

It is our goal this year to raise $12,000. This will allow us to fund one pilot study whose research will build a bridge to advance the fight to save lives. Your generous participation in this auction will help us toward that goal.


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