Hi dog lovers! A new email has just been sent to all UK veterinary practices with a poster attached. If you go to your vet and don't see the poster, please print one out and ask them if they would kindly like to display it! Many thanks from the ARRF Team.
You will be well aware I’m sure, that over the past few years, the disease called Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), has been causing much alarm to dog owners all over the country and has been of significant interest to the national press via newspapers, TV and radio.
Because the cause of the disease is as yet unknown a national charity was recently set up called the Alabama Rot Research Fund (ARRF) www.arrf.co.uk. Its purpose is to raise funds to research the cause of this disease and the possible future development of prevention or treatment strategies.
Below there is a link to a poster. We would be extremely grateful if you could print this and display it in your practice waiting area.
We think dog owners across the country will be pleased to know that an effort is being made at national level to confront this condition, and they will hopefully be keen to contribute towards the fund.
Very many thanks in anticipation for your help.
Alabama Rot Research Fund (ARRF) Registered Charity No: 1166029
Following a meeting on the 5th of October 2017, ARRF and Chris Street of AlabamaRot.co.uk have agreed to work together going forward.
From now on, ARRF's newsfeed will be supplemented by a direct link to AlabamaRot.co.uk which has a substantial depth of current and historical information about the disease going back since it was first recognised in the UK.
In addition it was agreed that AlabamaRot.co.uk will close its donation fund, and direct anyone wishing to make a donation to www.arrf.co.uk. As a national charity ARRF is able to claim back tax on donations via Gift Aid, so for example for £100 donated, ARRF will receive £125.