Matching Donations for PWD Health Research
From the beginning, the PWDCA has had a long history of focusing on the health of our wonderful breed. We are truly blessed as a breed to have available to us genetic tests that allow us to avoid numerous heartbreaking diseases. Without painstaking, time consuming and expensive research, these tests would not be available. It also often takes collaboration between organizations to make these projects a reality. The Portuguese Water Dog Foundation has been hugely instrumental in the success of much of this research. By the end of 2020 they expect to pass the unbelievable milestone of having donated over a million dollars to various research projects to benefit the PWD. That is simply astounding when you think of it. We have come a long way over the years but there are still disease processes out there that are causing health issues for our beloved dogs so the battle is not over yet. Fortunately, there are many ongoing research projects that every day bring us closer to having the tools to breed away from, eliminate or cure some of these diseases. It is through the generous giving of those that hold this breed so dearly and the management of these funds by the PWDF that many of these projects are able to continue. The Board is thrilled to announce that from Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2020, the PWDCA will match funds donated to the PWDF up to $10,000.