It’s time to shop! Dog lovers, this is your time to get some goodies for you and your dogs while helping to eradicate cataracts! Wigglebutt Warriors, the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality, proudly announces its partnership in fundraising with the American Spaniel Club Foundation.
Here’s the scoop, how you win, and how dogs win, too, from your donations.
Cataracts and Cockers
New research is being done to identify the gene and mutation responsible for inherited cataracts in Cocker Spaniels, and subsequently, to develop a genetic test that can identify genetically normal, affected, and carrier dogs. Imagine what this can mean for millions of dogs everywhere, beyond Cocker Spaniels: Inherited cataracts being researched and wiped out. The implications are huge, and this new study needs your help.
According to the American Spaniel Club Foundation, “Cataracts are the most common cause of vison impairment in humans and are often observed in animal models such as mice, sheep, cattle and swine. They are also one of the most frequent ophthalmic diseases, as well as a major cause of blindness in dogs, affecting both mixed and pure breeds. The American Cocker Spaniel (ACS) breed is one of the most frequently affected. The disease may impair the dogs’ vision, which in turn may cause behavior problems. Inherited cataracts in ACS are thought to appear sometime between 2-5 years of age and progress.”
Online Auction: Have Fun with Fundraising
The money raised from this auction will be going to the DNA Cataract research project being held by University of Pennsylvania and Dr. Aguirre and his research team. All information on the research project can be found on www.asc-f.org. ACSF is always looking for participation of Cocker Spaniels for the research project. So if your Cocker Spaniel is young or old, affected with cataracts, you know of relatives to your dog that are affected but your dog isn’t or you have a clear dog and would like more information on how to get your dog in this study, please let us know and we can help you with what needs to be done. In order to participate in this study your dog MUST have a pedigree.
Online Auction Details
Visit the American Spaniel Club Foundation Facebook Page Auction Album. The auction begins Wednesday Nov 15, 2017, @ 9:00 am EST and ends Wednesday Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm EST. All bidding will be in $1.00 increments minimum once the starting bid has been placed. Facebook has a time stamp and this will be the official time we use for final bids should there appear to be a tie. All winners are responsible for paying the shipping costs of their winning items. Once the auction is over the people with the items will be contacted as to who the winner of the item is and when it has been paid for. Winner will be responsible to contact the person to arrange shipping. No items will be shipped until payment has been received and confirmed.
Are There Some Premium Items in the Auction?
Oh yes! These include:
- A Cocker pendant, made by Hunting Horn jewelers (approximately 15 years ago); the pendant is 14K and the dog is enamel over 14K gold. It comes with a 20″ 14K gold chain.
- A one of a kind painting on wood, the stunning photo doesn’t do it justice.
- A few Peggy Bang prints.
- A copy of The World Of The Cocker Spaniel (authors Alton and Gorodoner), which most Cocker people call this our breed bible.
Will More Items Be Added?
Yes, more items could be added and that we will still take any donations for the auction right up to the end.
What If I Want to Simply Donate?
You can pay through PayPal or check. PayPal goes to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the memo section note for cataract research. Or mail a check made out to ASCF(in the memo line write cataract research) and mail to Kathy Watson 11301 Camp Bowie West Blvd. Aledo TX 76008
Complete donation information can be found here: http://asc-f.org/content/donations
How Can I Learn More and Get Involved?
For more information on the study and what ASCF is you can go to their website www.asc-f.org. or for more information on if your dog is eligible to participate in the cataract research email Marlene ness email@example.com.
Who Are the Wigglebutt Warriors?
Wigglebutt Warriors® is the fundraising arm of Fidose of Reality. We’ve raised over $62,000 for homeless dogs to assist with medical, food, and basic needs until they find their forever homes. We are not a 501(c)3 but we raise money for 501(c)3 dog rescue groups in the United States. Founders, Carol and Darlene Bryant, along with their Cocker Spaniel, Dexter, are crusading to save dogs’ lives… with your help. We are two women on a mission, doing this from the heart because, as our trademark saying goes, “My Heart Beats Dog®!!!” We have done four in-person galas/events and online fundraising events, with more to come!
Remember, Click here for Auction Items. Have fun and let’s help eliminate Cocker Cataracts!