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Where there is love, There is hope.

From hope, Comes reality.

“Your pup has cancer” are four of the worst words you will ever hear in a vet visit. I’ve heard those words twice and twice I’ve lost beloved pups to this horrible disease.

Hemangiosarcoma, or HSA, took Schatz, our German Shepherd in 1999, and Scout, our German Shorthaired Pointer October 27, 2021.
Both times it was heart wrenching. It’s not easy to lose a pet, but an otherwise healthy pup should not perish from something as horrible as cancer.
It is my mission to fund research to find THE cure for HSA in MY lifetime. There is promising research that has been conducted but is currently paused due to lack of funding.

Join me so we can find the cure so no pup will suffer from cancer and no family will grieve the loss of their beloved pet.
Scout & Zoe’s®, the original pioneer of incorporating novel proteins into pet food and treats, has formed Scouting for the Cure®, a non-profit foundation created to fund the cure for canine cancer, specifically hemangiosarcoma (a common malignancy in dogs, which grows in the blood vessels).

Scout, the last surviving canine founder of Scout & Zoe’s, succumbed to this deadly disease in October 2022. “There have been promising results by Yale School of Medicine’s veterinary researchers seeking to prevent or cure hemangiosarcoma in dogs, but those studies and the work of many other researchers has suffered from a lack of funding.

Scouting for the Cure® aims to change that. It is my mission to fund research which will put an end to this terrible disease in my lifetime,” explains Cindy Dunston Quirk, Founder and Chief Dog Lover of Scout & Zoe’s®.

According to the Human Animal Bond Institute (HABRI), for many people, the loss of a pet is felt as deeply as the loss of a close friend or family member. Dunston Quirk could not agree more: “Losing a beloved pet is already hard enough; the grief of watching Scout suffer through a diagnosis of hemangiosarcoma was indescribable. I want to do everything I can to prevent other pets and their people from experiencing the same pain.”

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