Morris Animal Foundation and TEDxMileHigh – Spreading Big Ideas Together

DENVER/October 6, 2021 – New ideas are needed more than ever and through a collaboration with the producers of TEDxMileHigh, Morris Animal Foundation will be sharing innovative ideas focused on the science of animal health. The first three of 12 free, virtual talks are scheduled for Oct. 13, 20, and 27 and highlight saving shelter cats, protecting dogs from environmental toxins, and arthritis in our pets.

Register for each event individually and join us for some amazing talks!

How we saved over 3.4 million shelter cats

When Dr. Kate Hurley first started working as an animal control officer, only 1 in 4 cats would make it out of the shelter alive. Why were SO many cats dying, and how can we prevent this? In this fascinating, surprising and victorious story, Kate takes you on her decades-long mission to save cats. If you’re a cat owner, you just might learn some surprising facts about your OWN feline friend along the way.

Wednesday, October 13  6-7 p.m.  Free + Virtual

Save Your Spot

How environmental toxins impact your dog

Canaries in the coalmine? More like boxers in the backyard! Dogs are affected by environmental toxins just like people are, and Dr. Lauren Trepanier is here to share her research about it — specifically lymphoma and bladder cancer. Whether your dog is sick or not, you’ll learn some helpful tips to keep your dog (and other pets!) out of harm’s way.

Wednesday, Oct 20  6-7 p.m. Free + Virtual

Save Your Spot

Why dogs get arthritis and how to prevent it

You probably know someone with arthritis – 70% of older adults have it. But it affects dogs too. How do we keep our puppers active and healthy long term? Dr. Felix Duerr is here with non-surgical tips to prevent and alleviate arthritis in your dog (bonus: they apply to people too!).

Wednesday, October 27  6-7 p.m. Free + Virtual

Save Your Spot

Stay tuned! More free virtual events with our animal experts are planned. You don’t want to miss a single one!

About Morris Animal Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation’s mission is to bridge science and resources to advance the health of animals. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Denver, Colorado, it is one of the largest nonprofit animal health research organizations in the world, funding more than $142 million in critical studies across a broad range of species. Learn more at

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