Pet Cancer Awareness
As pet parents. The thought of our dogs and cats getting cancer is devastating. Blue Buffalo and Petco share a commitment in finding a cure for this terrible disease. That's why we've partnered together over the last four years for pet cancer awareness during the month of May. Last year, we raised an amazing 1.5 million dollars. And over the last three years, we've raised over 3.2 million dollars. What an incredible start. With these funds, we've been able to support some incredible research studies. And even help pet parents with the cost of treatment. Education and early detection are key. The best way to protect your pet is with routine vet visits. And next time you're visiting your local Petco groomer, ask them about their seven point grooming assessment, which is designed to help detect any early warning signs. Thank you for your support during pet cancer awareness month. Together, we will find a cure for pet cancer. I'm Bill Bishop, founder and chairman of the Blue Buffalo company. When my two sons and I started the company back in 2002, our family dog Blue was going through his second bout with cancer. And while Blue was tolerating his chemo treatments really well, the entire Bishop family was really devastated. But since cancer was attacking Blue, we decided to fight back by establishing the Blue Buffalo foundation for cancer research. And designating May as pet cancer awareness month. At first, we were the only wants to contribute to the foundation. But then our friends at Petco said they'd like to join forces with us. And with their help, the Blue Buffalo and Petco Foundations have become the number one contributors to pet cancer research. And together, we fund dozens of studies at leading universities and clinics all across the country. And while Blue has now become the number one brand of food in the pet specialty business, the thing we're most proud of is the contribution that we're making to help find a cure for pet cancer. This is something that's going to help dogs and cats long after we're gone and I think a very fitting way for us to honor our boy Blue.