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2006-03-08 / Columnists

Pet columnist and animal advocate Joanne Anderson wins Animal Foundation award

Record columnist Joanne Anderson is shown at left with Dr. Rodney Page, chair of Clinical Sciences at Cornell College of Veerinary Medicine and Dr. Patricia Olson, president/CEO of Morris Animal Fundation. Record columnist Joanne Anderson is shown at left with Dr. Rodney Page, chair of Clinical Sciences at Cornell College of Veerinary Medicine and Dr. Patricia Olson, president/CEO of Morris Animal Fundation. Joanne Anderson, author of the Beacon's column, Pets, Pets, Pets was the first ever recipient of the Morris Animal Foundation Advances in Veterinary Medicine Award for her April 28, 2005 piece Holy Mackerel, describing how DHA fish oil additives in pet food enhances the brain power of puppies and kittens. This award, a plaque and $1,000 check, recognizes the newspaper article, excluding syndicated columns written by veterinarians, that best informs the public about cutting edge advances in veterinary medicine for dogs.

The Morris Animal Foundation, established in 1948, is dedicated to ensuring a

healthier tomorrow for companion animals and wildlife. The foundation has funded more than 1,200 humane animal health studies with grants exceeding $40 million. One hundred percent of all donations support these animal health projects.

D r . Patricia Olson, president/CEO of Morris Animal Foundation, presented the award to Joanne last Sunday at the Dog Writers Association of America banquet in NYC.

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