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Fran Pennock Shaw Stands Up for Cats, Presented Winn Feline Foundation Media Award


It’s not that anyone is questioning the Winn Feline Foundation’s decision to award Fran Pennock Shaw with their 2015 Media Appreciation Award at BlogPaws.

READ her work, and I can assure you – you will understand why she’s one of the best technical pet writers in the U.S. This story is about feline infectious peritonitis or FIP.

On my national radio show, Steve Dale’s Pet World,  hear Fran talk about her commitment to help cats. Fran speaks about the Ricky Fund (funds heart disease research in cats) and the Bria Fund (funds research for FIP).

Fran Pennock Shaw is an award-winning freelance writer and former newspaper reporter who specializes in covering animal health and research issues. She has published more than 200 companion animal articles in newspapers, magazines and newsletters and has been honored nearly 50 times by the international Cat Writers’ Association Inc., Dog Writers’ Association of America, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association an Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), as well as various journalism organizations.  She is the author of Gotta Love Cats, published by Barron’s Educational Series, and was a contributing writer to Symptom Solver For Dogs And Catsby Rodale Press, and the Adams Media anthology: Cats Do It Better Than People.  Shaw  is a past president and former treasurer of CWA and remains active in that organization.


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