We are five weeks into our internship, and we are so overwhelmed by all your support. We were nervous; not only is this our first job, but we are also ACF’s very first canine interns. 

We are working very hard at our internship because 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetimes.  That’s millions of cherished pets across the United States that need our help.

The good news is that a diagnosis of cancer in pets is not a death sentence, because researchers are understanding more about pet cancer and its relationship to similar cancers in people, and more treatment is being developed for our pets and made available to veterinary oncologists.

Comparative oncology research can make a real difference in the development of breakthroughs for cancer, but not without a commitment to getting funds into the hands of researchers at an early stage.

With your help over the last month, we have been able to spread awareness about ACF’s funding of cutting-edge comparative oncology research. The more people know about comparative oncology research’s potential to be lifesaving for pets and people all over the United States, the more impact we can all have as a group – one dog (or in this case, two dogs) can lift up the health and well-being of all.

Together, we have been able to:

  • Increase our social media reach by over 17,000%
  • Increase our social media engagement nearly 7,000%

And because of you, we are happy to say that our blog is one of the top 10 most viewed pages on ACF’s website!   We’ve been thinking that if everyone who follows us also gives $5.00 we’d be getting more research help to our canine and human friends so much faster. 

As we grow, we plan to bring you guest canine interns and impawtant updates on ACF funded research like The Canine Cancer Genome Project (CCGP)—The largest pan-cancer genome project to map the tumor genomes of the seven most common canine cancers!  We can’t wait to tell you more.

Continue to follow our blog: www.acfoundation.org/cobyandjerry.

Remember, we may be only two canine interns, but together with all of you, we have the paw-er to lift up others!