The Legacy of Margaret W. Pratt

An overwhelming love for dogs and a commitment to the betterment of their health through scientific research – this is the enduring legacy of Margaret W. Pratt.

As a supporter of the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) since 1998, Pratt knew that research focusing on canine health was important, particularly for her favorite breed, Miniature Schnauzers. That’s why she chose to leave a portion of her estate to CHF.

“CHF is grateful for Ms. Pratt’s generous bequest. Making an estate gift to CHF is a wonderful opportunity to continue your commitment to the Foundation’s mission to prevent, treat and cure canine diseases,” said Bradford Brady, Director of Development & Communications. “Even if you’ve already written your will, adding CHF to your list of beneficiaries can be simple, and will make a lasting difference for dogs.”

Ms. Pratt's gift will provide substantial funding for canine health research and will have a lasting impact on generations of dogs. Through her bequest, a request for research proposals (RFP) to address the health of Miniature Schnauzers was released. Grants awarded through the Pratt estate gift RFP include the following:

02343-A  Recognizing and Removing Lipemic Interferences for Accurate Laboratory Testing
2340  Clinical and Genetic Background of Progressive Retinal Atrophy in Miniature Schnauzers
02368  Identification of Mitral Valve Disease DNA Variants in Miniature Schnauzers
02355-A  Hyperlipidemia in the Miniature Schnauzer: A Combined Metabolomic and Genomic Approach
02417-A  Serum total histones in dogs with acute pancreatitis, and their association with laboratory findings, markers of inflammation and outcome: a prospective longitudinal study
02475-A  Effect of Periodontal Treatment on Glycemic Control in Canine Diabetic Patients: A Prospective, Clinical Study
02644-A  Evolution of Gallbladder Motility in Dogs with Hyperlipidemia

Margaret W. Pratt is a member of CHF’s Heritage Society, which honors donors who have given, or who have made a commitment to give, a planned gift. If you are interested in leaving a legacy that will truly impact the health of dogs, please consider joining CHF’s Heritage Society. To learn more about planned gifts and CHF’s Heritage Society, please visit www.akcchf.org/heritagesociety, or contact the CHF office at 888-682-9696.

 Pictured left to right: Mrs. Mabel (Jinx) Gunville, Joan Huber and Margaret W. Pratt (circa 1974).

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