ASTC Charitable Trust

WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE FOR A LONGER HEALTHIER LIFE FOR YOUR SHIH TZU?

It is devastating when the Shih Tzu you love is afflicted with a life threatening disease - like renal dysplasia. But, there is a way you, as an owner or a Shih Tzu enthusiast, can help improve the health of the Shih Tzu breed. Give a meaningful tax-deductible donation to the ASTC Charitable Trust.

The ASTC Charitable Trust, a tax deductible (501(c)3) organization, was established in 2000 to support health research and educational activities for the betterment of the Shih Tzu breed. Past contributions have made possible research on renal dysplasia in Shih Tzu which has contributed to the discovery of what is believed to be the cause of juvenile renal dysplasia, and the development of a screening test for this mutation. More information about the disease and this test, which is likely to benefit other breeds as well as Shih Tzu; can be found elsewhere on this web site and at www.dogenes.com

The Trust has or is currently funding research into additional problems, such as portal systemic shunt, identifying genes that cause male infertility, cystinuria (the buildup of crystine crystals or stones in the kidneys and bladder), and antigenetic causes of vaccine associated allergic reactions in dogs through the AKC Canine Health Foundation. Some of this research is being funded with monies received by the Trust from the Purina Partnership Program, which raised more than $2,000 in 2008 alone.

The ASTC Board of Directors has appointed the following persons to manage the ASTC Charitable Trust:

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Sally Vilas
TREASURER - Janet Danner
DIRECTORS - Dan Haley | Alyce Kotze | Carlene Snyder

You can contribute to this worthy cause by printing & mailing this form. OR
Contact via E-mail @: janet5104@aol.com

THANK YOU FOR CARING