Monday, February 20, 2012

2/20/2012 - The Word of Cletus is Getting Around

2/20/12 - Cletus' blog has now been viewed by people from 6 out of the 7 continents (come on Antarctica!!).  Although the word of Cletus is slowly becoming known, we could really use your help in spreading the knowledge of Cletus' case.  The faster we can impart the knowledge of this disorder to vets in the U.S. and the world, the more pets we can save.

According to the Humane Society of the United States, there are 78.2 million dogs in the U.S. (http://www.humanesociety.org/).  Some sites state that schizencephaly affect 1.54 per 100,000 people.  According to rightdiagnosis.com, schizencephaly affects 1 in 2719 people or 0.04% of the population (http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/lists/preval.htm).  The fact is that no one is sure how many people schizencephaly truly affects.  If we assume these same statistics in dogs, it equates to somewhere between 1,150 and 31,280 dogs out there with schizencephaly in the U.S. alone.

Please help me to get the word out about Cletus and schizencephaly.  Contact your local news organization about Cletus or have your local news organization contact me directly at dsilber27@hotmail.com

Thank you for your support,

Doug & Cletus





1 comment:

Hound Girl said...

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