Another Email from AHT about SCI

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Another Email from AHT about SCI

Post by lizziesmum » 23 Oct 2012, 12:58


Did you see the AHT's seasonal canine illness investigation on BBC1's Countryfile on Sunday night?

We desperately need your help with this investigation. At current, we only have funding in place to continue the investigation until the end of the year. But there is still so much to do and we need your help.

I'm writing to you today to ask you to help our investigation by making a much-needed donation.

We believe we are getting closer to finding the cause of this killer illness, however as we receive no government funding for our work and rely on generous donations from the general public, the only way we can continue trying to identify the cause is with your support.

Please give what you can to stop more dogs, and their owners, suffering the distress that SCI causes. Donate here.

We have made massive progress in the last year thanks to our dedicated SCI Research Co-ordinator who has been working with vets, dog owners and experts from all corners of the natural world to raise awareness of SCI and rule out a number of theories.

We have helped:

Vets to lessen the suffering caused by SCI - by working closely with vets, we have enabled them to spot suspected cases of SCI quicker, treat patients faster resulting in fewer dog deaths

Dog owners to save the lives of their dog - by alerting dog owners to the signs of SCI and ensuring that they contact their vet at the first signs of suspected SCI, we have fewer dog deaths from SCI year on year since our investigation started

Dogs to beat SCI and lead happy, healthy lives - our work collating information and passing this out to vets and dog owners have saved the lives of many dogs.

In 2010, 20% of cases reported to us resulted in dog deaths. Last year, just 4% of dogs died from SCI and to date, this year, only one dog has died. We believe this is due to more people knowing about SCI and accessing veterinary treatment quickly - saving the lives of their precious pets.

We want to keep this awareness level high, whilst our expert team works behind the scenes to analyse data, collect samples, look at information and get ever closer to a definitive cause.

We can only do this with your help. We can only give dogs a better chance of fighting SCI through donations from people like you.

Please donate to our SCI investigation today and help us help many more dogs to beat this mystery killer.

Thank you for your support.

Dr Richard Newton

Head of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance

P.S. If you would prefer to support the investigation through a small but regular donation by direct debit, then please donate here to become an AHT Friend. We will then send you your informative welcome

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