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Greetings from Toby's Foundation!

Welcome to Toby's AussiE-Update! We thank you for your continued support of Toby's Foundation and hope this newsletter is a valuable way for Toby's Foundation to keep you informed.

Blood Draw at the USASA National Specialty 2008…please hurry and register so you don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Toby's Foundation asks you to please support the combined efforts of USASA and ASHGI this year at the National Specialty in Greeley,Colorado from April 21 - 25, 2008 by participating in the health screenings and blood draw being offered. The health and wellbeing of our breed depends on your cooperation. In particular, Toby's Foundation asks you to please give blood for Dr. Ned Patterson's Epilepsy Research Project at the University of Minnesota. For more information please visit the USASA website at www.australianshepherds.org and click on the Health and Genetics Committee Notice and ASHGI at www.ashgi.org/nationalspecialtyclinic.htm.

The University of MN research project for the Australian Shepherd breed has been made possible through the combined efforts and donations of USASA, USAS Foundation, ASHGI and Toby's Foundation. Please continue to help us collect blood samples and raise funds for this important research so together we can defeat canine epilepsy. For more information on this research project please visit our website at www.tobysfoundation.org and click on our research page and blood sample submission page. If you are
unable to attend Nationals, please send your dog's blood sample directly to Dr. Ned Patterson at the University of Minnesota. Please see the link below for instructions.

Thank you for your generous support.

How to Submit Sample Directly

Charitable Giving

Memorial Gifts: If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, please make a donation in their memory to support the research to develop a screening test. Thank you!

We also have announcement cards available to send to whomever you specify to tell them that a gift has been made for epilepsy research to Toby's Foundation "In Memory Of" that special person or dog or "In Honor of" a special occasion or event.

Please make Toby's Foundation part of your charitable giving. Toby's Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our Federal Tax Identification number is 74-3135217. Your gift is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and helps us in our efforts to stop canine epilepsy. Please check with your company about a matching gifts program.

We accept donations online (see link below) or you may mail your check to:

Toby's Foundation
P.O. Box 7321
Laguna Niguel , CA 92677

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AussiE-Update Volume II, No. 10

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