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Can You Help Us Raise Awareness about Canine Epilepsy? It’s Not Too Late to help us by translating our 5th Anniversary ad and/or placing it in your club news to help increase awareness about canine epilepsy.

ImageUntil the day we have a screening test the sharing of information is vitally important in the fight against canine epilepsy.

UPDATE: Ads and translations of our 5th Anniversary Ad have been received from the Netherlands , Germany and Belgium and coming soon from the Czech Republic . The Finnish ad was previously received.

The Netherlands : Noelle Hoorneman has translated our 5th Anniversary Ad into Dutch and the ASCN, the Australian Shepherd Club Nederland has placed the ad in their journal December 2009. We thank Noelle and all the members of the ASCN for their support. The Dutch version of our 5th Anniversary ad is now up on our website. In addition the editor for the ASCN journal put together a full page ad In Memory of Toby. We very much appreciate this. Thank you to all those involved in doing this. This Memorial ad will soon be added to our website.

Germany : Elke Philippy has translated our 5th Anniversary Ad into German for her club Newspaper “Der Aussie”. We thank Elke and all the members of the Australian Shepherd Association Germany e.V. for their support. The German version of our 5th Anniversary ad is now up on our website. In addition ASAG is holding a workshop in the spring 2010 about epilepsy and plan to donate an amount from each registration fee to Toby’s Foundation to help us in the fight against canine epilepsy. Thank you to the ASAG for this. It is very much appreciated.

Belgium : Nadine Moinil has translated our 5th Anniversary AD into French for us. We thank Nadine and the members of the ASCB for their support. The French translation is now up on our website.

Czech Republic: Martina Hodkova has translated our 5th Anniversary ad into Czech and the members of KCHBO, Klub chovatelu belgickych ovcaku has agreed to place the ad in the next issue of their club magazine. They are also writing an introduction to the members of the club about Toby’s Foundation. This is a club that is for both the Australian and Belgian Shepherds. The Czech version of our 5th Anniversary ad will soon be up on our website.

Finland: Anneli Valkonen volunteered to translate our 5th Anniversary Ad into Finnish for AussieUutiset. We thank Anneli and Tuula Kuokkanen, the managing editor. The Finnish version of our 5th Anniversary ad is up on our website in its permanent location in our ads section. It was previously featured in our Spotlight section.

All new ads are placed in our Spotlight section on our home page at and all ads are permanently placed in the ads section of our website at

Please email us at if you have any questions or are interested in translating our ad and/or placing it in your club news. We can send you what you need for the ad. Thank you.

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Coming soon…March 26th is Purple Day!

Purple is the international color for epilepsy. You can help support epilepsy awareness globally for canines and humans by wearing purple on that day. We are partnering with for this global initiative!

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Charitable Giving

Your gifts help us to support the research to find the genes responsible for canine epilepsy and develop a screening test.

Please make Toby's Foundation part of your charitable giving. 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 employer 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:

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

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AussiE-Update Volume IV, No. 25
January 31, 2010

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