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Kate H
3rd November 2011, 02:42 PM
The important Foetal Tissue Research Project has a website and an online shop, and they have some lovely Christmas cards with Cavaliers on them. Go to www.ftrproject.com (http://www.ftrproject.com) and click on Shop.

Kate, Oliver and Aled

ByFloSin
3rd November 2011, 06:51 PM
Thanks for posting that Kate.

Payments can be made through PayPal, as can donations if there is nothing you want to buy from the shop. Just click on the links on the left hand side of the page.:)

Tania
4th November 2011, 04:02 PM
There are a number of new Christmas cards in the Gift Shop, everything is in stock now. Proceeds go to Ruperts Fund and The Collection Scheme.

www.thecavaliergiftshop.org

Kate H
4th November 2011, 07:57 PM
Didn't mean to tread on Cavalier Matters' toes, Tania! I try to rotate my giving to all the Cavalier research projects!

Kate, Oliver and Aled

Tania
4th November 2011, 09:15 PM
Didn't mean to tread on Cavalier Matters' toes, Tania! I try to rotate my giving to all the Cavalier research projects!

Kate, Oliver and Aled


Not a problem, I agreee, have bought several packs myself, just wanted people to be aware a lot of the stuff in the "comong soon" is now in.

Brian M
4th November 2011, 09:46 PM
Hello Ladies

The FTR Project and The Collection scheme are they similar reasearch projects but
by different researchers and of course with the idea to help our Cavaliers by both.

I do know both schemes and there aims but could somebody a bit better qualified
than me please explain to our members what both are and their aims and how by buying
goods helps.

Margaret C
4th November 2011, 10:51 PM
Hello Ladies

The FTR Project and The Collection scheme are they similar reasearch projects but
by different researchers and of course with the idea to help our Cavaliers by both.

I do know both schemes and there aims but could somebody a bit better qualified
than me please explain to our members what both are and their aims and how by buying
goods helps.

I'm not sure this subject quite fits in shop-a-holics, but here goes.

They are both really valuable schemes to provide researchers with cavalier cell tissue.

Money raised by selling items such as calendars & Christmas cards is a really important source of funding.

The Foetal Tissue Research provides Dr Imelda McGonnell, who is a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy and Developmental Biology, with stillborn, aborted or very short lived puppies for her studies into the abnormal development of cavalier skulls.

The little bodies can be put into a 'fixing' solution and are then sent to the project by post.
I donated the body of Faith's little puppy ( she lived only two days ) and was very impressed by the efficiency of the scheme.

The Cavalier Collection Scheme is for older puppies and adult cavaliers. Their bodies cannot be preserved or frozen prior to tissue samples being taken, so the little dogs have to be delivered to a pathologist for post-mortem within 24 hours of dying.
These little dogs give samples for three different cavalier research studies, heart, SM & pancreas.

Research is always very expensive. I can only speak for the Collection Scheme but the money donated to us pay for all the costs of transporting the dead cavaliers, post-mortems to collect the tissue samples, individual cremation and return of the ashes to the owners and in some exceptional cases we pay for the costs of euthanasia.