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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1998-2002 Research Funded by YTCAF

Each year the AKC Canine Health Foundation send the YTCA Foundation a list of grant requests for funding that they have screened and think would be of interest to breeders and owners of Yorkshire Terriers as well as dog fanciers in general. As an independent entity spun off from the Parent club to preserve our tax exempt status, the YTCAF receives no financial support from the YTCA's participating in efforts such as the Purina Circles program. Instead all of our funding comes from memorials made by individual donors and fund raising efforts such as the online auctions and breeding calendar sales.

The Board members carefully considered these factors in each of the requests in order to optimize research dollars:

  1. Potential of the research to benefit Yorkshire Terriers in particular and all dogs in general.

  2. Previous research success of the primary investigators

  3. Use of the grant project to help veterinary students, new veterinarians and academicians get started in their chosen field of research (Acorn projects).

The Board voted to support the following CHF grants for 1998 through 2002.


CHF Grant 1943: Congenital Portosystemic Shunts and Hepatoportal Microvascular Dysplasia in Cairn Terriers and Yorkshire Terriers: Clinical Characterization and DNA Linkage Studies


University of Ohio,
in conjunction with Michigan State University
Susan Johnson, DVM and Dr. Vilma

CHF Grant 1636: Investigation of Oxidant Stress and Antioxident Levels in Livers of Dogs Having COngenital Portal Vascular Anomalies


Colorado StateUniversity
David Twedt. DVM

Recombinant Thyrotropic (TSH): Standard for the Next Generation of Canine TSH Immunoassays with Improved Sensitivity


University of Georgia
Duncan Ferguson, DVM, PhD