The Kate Koogler Canine Cancer Fund was established to raise money for bone related cancer research. It is our hope and goal that by determining why certain breeds and size dogs get bone related cancer, we can help treat and prevent other owners from being faced with similar decisions like amputation before losing the ones they love. Additionally, understanding and managing these cancers in dogs help treat cancer in humans. Comparative oncologists are using naturally occurring cancer in animals to understand environmental risks, examine genetic / familial determinants for predispositions seen in some dog breeds and evaluate novel therapeutic strategies for a variety of cancers in humans. Kate’s Fund is specifically designated for osteosarcoma and chondrosarcoma research in the hopes of finding ways to treat or prevent bone cancer in dogs.