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May 2015 - The Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research announced today that over $1,000,000 has already been raised during their annual May Pet Cancer Awareness month, helping to find a cure for this disease affecting millions of family dogs and cats each year. Cancer will affect one out of every four dogs in the U.S., accounting for nearly 50 percent of all disease-related pet deaths each year. In fact, cancer is the number one disease-related cause of death in both dogs and cats, according to Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in advancing veterinary research.

“We are thrilled to once again collaborate with the Petco Foundation for the sixth annual Pet Cancer Awareness Month to benefit pet cancer research and help the families affected by this terrible disease,” said David Petrie, President, Blue Buffalo Foundation for Cancer Research. “Aside from raising money, this month we urge pet parents to educate themselves about the causes of pet cancer and warning signs to look out for.”

How You Can Help
During Pet Cancer Awareness Month, May 9 - 31, 2015, pet lovers can help Blue Buffalo and the Petco Foundation spread pet cancer awareness and take steps to find a cure. During that time, for each bag of Blue Buffalo dog or cat food purchased at any Petco or Unleashed by Petco store, one dollar will be donated to organizations that support pet cancer research. Donations can also be made in any amount at a Petco store register, or by donating online at Petco.com/PCA.

Funds will be distributed to universities and clinics across the country that are conducting research on the causes, prevention and treatment of canine and feline cancer, as well as to various organizations that are dedicated to helping families in need cover the cost of cancer treatments.

Last year, Blue Buffalo and Petco raised more than $2.4 million in the month of May, reaching the highest figure of the fundraising push. This year, the companies aim to once again reach the $2 million donation mark. To date, the partnership has raised more than $7 million since its inception in 2010.