View Full Version : E-bay items, in aid of research into Cavalier health...

19th November 2008, 04:57 PM
Margaret Carter, whom I'm sure you will all know by now, has some wonderful items listed on E-bay:


Last year, while on the health committee of the Cavalier Club, Margaret arranged for ten deceased cavaliers to be collected and delivered to Cambridge University for research into health problems in the breed. After post-mortem the cavaliers were individually cremated and the ashes returned to their owners

Professor Nick Jefffery & Dr Clare Rusbridge are now collaborating on a research project that will study the spinal cords from ten dead cavaliers that had SM confirmed by MRI scan when still alive.

The details of the scheme are not completely finalised, but it will be expensive, as our aim is to cover the cost of transporting the dead pet, the cost of the post mortem, and the cost of an individual cremation & return of the ashes to the owner.

With the help of the cavalier owners on this list and hopefully, some of the guests that are visiting, we intend to raise the money needed for this project, and to arrange for SM affected dogs to be donated when they die.

There is a group that have already started fundraising for this project, and Margaret has spent the last few days putting donated Cavalier King Charles Spaniel items on ebay.

There are some nice little models, books, pictures & some old Cavalier Club Yearbooks. Go and look, or put something up on ebay yourself & donate the money.

We are all in this together.

Margaret has asked the Cavalier Club if they would like to provide some funding for this scheme, and is waiting for their reply. This could be such a wonderful way for pet owners & breed club members to work together on this terrible health problem that is afflicting our lovely breed.

All Cavalier owners are different. Many will not be comfortable at the thought of donating their pet’s body for research, preferring to know they are buried in a favourite spot. Some owners will not want their cavalier touched after death. There are others, however, who would feel positive about donating their dogs, providing they have the ashes back and they can decide on their pet’s last resting place.

The death of a much loved pet is a very emotional occasion and decisions made on the spur of the moment may later be regretted. It is something that is best thought through before the loss occurs.

Margaret is happy to talk to owners of frail or elderly dogs that have an SM diagnosis, if they feel they could consider donating their cavalier to this scheme

For Guests to this site who may be interested, her email is mareve-ckcs@ntlworld.com

23rd November 2008, 10:54 AM
BUMP - don't forget these items finish in the next few days...keep watching and bidding, we really need your support. Thank you. :D

23rd November 2008, 08:03 PM
Some finish in a few hours so I got my bids in... :lol: -- should maybe have done a longer auction period though as it was very short! So will have to take all the unsold items and get some more to add perhaps then do a longer auction as this is a great cause. :)

24th November 2008, 06:41 PM
Oooh I got two things so far!

And folks: remember that you can add in a little extra, as it all goes towards research. I'll be making a donation on top of my payment for the items -- you can send whatever amount you want via PayPal or cheque. We will be doing some more fundraisers towards this research as I know from researchers that this would be enormously beneficial in better understanding SM and should help provide better care and treatment, ultimately, for our dogs. :)

25th November 2008, 12:21 AM
I'm really please cause I got the tall Cavalier :cool:

Fell in love with it as soon as I saw it:lotsaluv:

25th November 2008, 09:19 AM
Oh I won 1!