The Luca Fund for FIP Research
The Luca Fund for FIP research is a special fund of the American Alumni of Glasgow University established in 2018 to accept tax-deductible donations for Feline Infectious Peritonitis research conducted without the use of laboratory cats.
The IRS has recognized AAGU as a section 501(c) (3) charitable organization. All donations to AAGU are deductible as charitable contributions to the full extent permitted by law.
In October 2018, the American Alumni of Glasgow University announced the creation of the Luca Fund for FIP Research. Feline Infectious Peritonitis is a complex and fatal viral disease seen worldwide affecting mostly kittens and young cats.
The fund is named after Luca, a fourteen-month-old Russian Blue cat lost to dry FIP on 5 October 2013. Luca is loved by Maria S. Bonino who provided a generous contribution to establish the Luca Fund, offering an alternative tax advantage option to individuals who believe that FIP research can be successful without the use of laboratory cats, and unconditionally oppose to any research leading to the loss of life through intentional infection, and unnecessary and painful experimentation.
Ms. Bonino chose Glasgow University Veterinary School for its remarkable contributions and unparalleled worldwide reputation in the field of feline viral diseases.
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