a Blessed New Year & Happy Holidays to All from Toby's
|In Memory of Toby:
February 17, 2002 – November 19, 2009
Australian Shepherd Health & Genetics Institute,
Inc. in a press release on December 2, 2009 referred to
Toby as “One of the most significant Aussies of the past
decade.” A.S.H.G.I. also stated that “his impact has
been tremendous and will continue long after his recent
He was indeed a special boy and today we
have an international study on canine epilepsy in the
Australian Shepherd because you cared enough to help us!
As we reported last month a new and more powerful SNP
array recently became available and the researchers will
use this to run more Aussie samples. Please continue to
stand with us in the fight against canine epilepsy.
It is not too late to make a year end tax
deductible donation to Toby’s Foundation. Please make a
tax deductible donation today to help us stop this
disease so our dogs can have happier and healthier
lives. Thank you for your support!
Please see our
current ad in the Australian Shepherd Journal and Aussie
Times, “Connected”. Toby reminds us that we are all
connected. Our dogs need us just like we need them.
Toby's Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization. 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.
If you would like
to make a memorial or honorary gift to support canine
epilepsy research, an announcement card can be sent to
whomever you specify. We accept donations online (see
link below) or you may mail your check to:
P.O. Box 7321
Laguna Niguel , CA
|If you missed our
newsletter about Toby here is a partial reprint…
with deep sadness that we share with you that Toby died
on November 19, 2009. He succumbed to the disease and
its complications after nearly a 7 year battle. He was
brave and loved life until the end in spite of this
cruel disease. He inspired us always! He remained bright
and alert but it was his body that finally gave out. He
died peacefully surrounded by love and that is all we
could ask. He is free now! He never complained and was
so happy for the littlest thing you did for him. He was
the sweetest, smartest and most loving dog we have ever
had the privilege of knowing and sharing our lives with.
For us he was more than just our dog…he was our boy! We
will miss him every day for the rest of our lives”.
Volume III, No. 24