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Greetings from Toby's Foundation,

TOBY’S FOUNDATION is pleased to announce that we are giving Twenty-Five thousand dollars ($25,000) to Co-Sponsor the new CHF grant for Dr. Ned E. Patterson, DVM PhD, University of Minnesota, to continue his canine epilepsy research on the Australian Shepherd.


Thanks to your generosity and support we are able to provide $25,000 to sponsor Dr. Patterson’s grant “Identification of Idiopathic Epilepsy Genes in Australian Shepherds.” Please see our research page for more information on this grant.


Toby’s Foundation is an all volunteer organization working to stop canine epilepsy. This is our 6th grant for a total of $55,776 for canine epilepsy research. We could not do this without your help. Your ongoing support is very important and deeply appreciated. Thank you to our volunteers and to all the individuals, clubs and organizations that have raised funds, made donations and designated memorial and honorary gifts to help us and the corporate charitable foundations for their matching gifts.


Please see our current ad for March/April 2012 in the Australian Shepherd Journal, Aussie Times and on facebook featuring Aussies Lucy, Libby and Winni helping us make our announcement and support Purple Day.


Your help is still needed. Please continue to support the research by donating a blood sample from dogs affected with this disease and dogs that are 10+ years old that have never had a seizure and by making a donation for the research. Please see the information below on making a donation and visit our website to learn about submitting a blood sample.

REMINDER: Purple Day is March 26

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Please wear purple on that day to join with others from around the globe to raise epilepsy awareness. Visit for more information. Epilepsy affects both canines and humans…“Same Disease Different Species!”  

Please visit our website to view current photos.

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 acknowledgement 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 92607

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AussiE-Update Volume VI, No. 43
March 7, 2012

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