YTCAF Donor Program

You can make a memorial to remember a very special friend or special pet or you can honor someone or their accomplishments or just make a donation via our donor program.  You can:

  • Make a donation by check or money order, using this form, mailed to our Treasurer at:
    Gloria Lyon, Treasurer
    YTCA Foundation
    526 N West Avenue PMB 46
    Arlington, WA 98223
  • Donate by using our Pay Pal donate button
  • Donate books, figurines, art, or other goods or services of value that YTCAF can auction at our yearly auctions
  • Support our various fund raising projects

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2008 Accomplishments of the YTCAF

  • Successful educational seminar in New York with Sharon A. Center, DVM, February 2008
  • Researched 17 years of communications with CHF and YTCAF treasury records to develop spreadsheet re: contributions to CHF and their match, if any.
  • Collected auction items, photographed for use in the online auction just ended
  • Created PayPal donation option on website and have received donations via this tool.
  • Ebay accounts have been established.
  • Established Mission Fish for the purpose of non-profit to increase amount received through PayPal.
  • Designed two web pages summarizing the Foundation's research endeavors since inception of the Foundation in 1991.
  • Continue to search out possible funding sources.
  • Continue to search out possible researchers interested in working on Yorkshire Terrier health issues that were identified in our Health Survey.
  • Liaison continually with AKC-CHF and Morris Animal Foundation.
  • Keep abreast of the grant activity that we are sponsoring.

Following is an update of these grants:

Grant 2434

University of Georgia: Studying thyroid insufficiencies has been completed but it was not able to reach its goals. (Unfortunately, this happens in research.)

Grant Acorn 607-A

University of Tennessee: Comparison of 99mTc-04(-) trans-splenic portal scinitigraphy with per-rectal portal scinitigraphy for diagnosis of portosystemic shunts in dogs. Paper has been written in Vet Surg. Oct; 36(7): 654-60.

Grant 779

Texas A&M University: Characterization of the Canine Y Chromosome: Identifying Genes that Cause Male Infertility. This study is 3/4 completed and it appears that there has been some success in finding what researchers are looking for.

Rabies Challenge

This is a long-term ongoing study with Drs. Dodd and Schultz who are looking at the long-term effects of the rabies vaccine.

Grant 963

Cornell University: Genotyping Small Breed Dogs with Portosystemic Vascual Anomalies and Microvascular Dysplasia. This study is exploring PSVA and MVD, hoping to identify genetic markers for these disorders and if successful, to develop a test for detecting at-risk dogs.


Morris Animal Foundation: Genetics of Portosystemic Vascular Anomalies and Microvascular Dysplasia in Small Breed Dogs. Since data from physical and behavioral characteristics (phenotype) of families in multiple breeds to look for other genes which may modify the R1 region in affected small breed dogs.


Morris Animal Foundation: Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Viral and Bacterial Acid Detection in Dogs with Meningoencephalitis. This study focuses on Canine Brain inflammation of which two common types are granulomatous meningoencephalitis (GME) and necrotizing leukoencephalitis (NLE). This study focuses on the potential environmental factors that may contribute to the development of these disorders and specially are evaluating spinal fluid and nervous tissues for the presence of numerous pathogens (bacteria and viruses) that may "trigger" the development of either condition.