Grace, the 2500th Golden Hero
Julie Jarrett and her stunning Golden Retriever, Grace, recently became a milestone dog by doing something that may help the future of animal health. Sound monumental? Well, it is. Grace became the 2500th Golden Retriever to become fully enrolled in Morris Animal Foundation’s Golden Retriever Lifetime Study.
Julie heard about the study through Dr. Stephanie Ensley, a veterinarian at Sugar Creek Animal Hospital, a clinic that has six Golden Retrievers enrolled in the study. One of Julie’s motivating factors to become involved with Grace’s veterinarians, Dr. Deedee Moore, at Faithful Friends Animal Clinic is because Julie has firsthand experience with cancer. She lost her other Golden Retriever, Calvin, to cancer in the summer of 2014.
“No living being should suffer from cancer, I decided something had to be done”, explained Julie. She is determined to help find answers. Grace will have annual veterinary exams, bloodwork, and samples taken to follow her medical history for the next 12 years.” Julie added, “If Grace can help with this by giving annual collections, I am all in.”
Julie and Grace’s commitment to this study is proof that one person’s efforts can make an impact for the future of canine health.
To learn more about Morris Animal Foundation and our other programs please visit morrisanimalfoundation.org.