Mission & History
Winn Feline Foundation advances feline health by supporting research and education.
Every cat, every day benefits from Winn-funded research
Winn Feline Foundation advances domestic cat health through a thorough grant application, review and award process.. This includes behavior, inherited traits and the expansion of knowledge about all domestic cats through sharing the outcomes of world class research.
Every cat that is nourished by food and water, treated and cured by veterinarians, understood and cared for by cat lovers, is impacted by Winn's funded research.
In 1968, the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) created what would soon become Winn Feline
Foundation, establishing a source of funding for medical studies to improve cat health and welfare.
A 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, the New Jersey-based foundation was named in
honor of CFA's longtime attorney and advisor, Robert H. Winn. CFA continues to actively support
the Foundation and remains dedicated to Winn’s original vision — to promote the health and
welfare of all cats by developing or participating in projects for their betterment, including the
funding of research and education.
Cat lovers, cat shelters and The International Cat Association (TICA) now joins CFA in supporting this important endeavor.
To date, Winn has funded over $7 million in health research for cats at more than 30 partner institutions worldwide. Our work is only made possible with the support of dedicated donors.
Just as Winn has grown, so has feline medicine. Cats are no longer viewed as small dogs; they
are now a major veterinary specialty. Today, cat owners expect and receive state-of-the-art
medical care. They assume their cats will benefit from similar technological advances made in
human medicine — and with increasing frequency, they do.
Winn’s commitment to feline health research and education has played a significant role in these
achievements and will continue to do so in the years ahead.
Our 50th Anniversary Book
Sharing our major milestones and stories as Winn reaches its 50th anniversary
Winn’s is celebrating 50 years of fostering improvements in
feline health. Through the wonderful sponsorship and design group at Merck Animal Health, Winn is able to provide this superb 50th Anniversary Book available for download or for ordering as a softcover keepsake book. The amazing cover art work - "No Place Like Home" - by well-known artist, Jamie Perry, makes this a valuable collector's item.
The anniversary book is ideal for veterinary practice waiting rooms to help share Winn's story with the pet-loving public. This book also makes a wonderful addition to any cat lover's home.
Winn is extremely grateful to all the contributors who made this book come together through providing articles, stories, images, ads and major editing. We could not have this celebratory book without your support. Thank You!
Download Winn's 50th Anniversary Book
Order a copy of Winn's 50th Anniversary Book by completing and submitting the form below.
$5 donation to cover shipping & handling (inside the United States). $20 donation to cover shipping & handling (outside the United States).
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