Did Cornell Give A Big FU to Rhoda Hogan's Bequest Because She's A Woman?

Did Cornell Give A Big FU to Rhoda Hogan's Bequest Because She's A Woman?

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Petition to
Director, Cornell Feline Health Center Bruce G. Kornreich, DVM, Director, Cornell Feline Health Center

Why this petition matters

Started by City the Kitty

Dear Cornell Feline Health Center,

We, the undersigned, ask you (Cornell) to honor the terms of Rhoda Hogan’s $125,000 anti-declawing bequest that you were awarded in 2007.

Rhoda A. Hogan wanted her bequest to go to, “An organization to be used to publicize and educate the public about the cruel effect of de-clawing cats and to support legislation forbidding it.”

When asked about this large sum of money, Cornell said that they made these 6 short, simple videos for $100,000. However, the behaviorist for the shelter medicine program who wrote all the material for these videos and narrated them, told us, "I don't even remember if I was paid to do the videos but if I was it was only a few hundred dollars for my time. We did the video in two days."

Either Cornell paid someone else $99,700 for these videos or Cornell used that money for something else.

It's 2021 and Cornell still hasn't used Mrs Hogan's remaining $25,500.

(Here is a link to these short and simple videos. Cornell Rhoda Hogan Videos

Here is a link to the videos on YouTube where each video has around 100 views (Feb 2018)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcHbTHR3HJQ

Could these videos possibly have cost $100,000 like Cornell claims?

In 2021 Cornell said they used her remaining $25,000 by making a new brochure.
The problem is that Cornell copied their 2002 Destructive Behavior brochure WORD FOR WORD, changed the cover, and switched out a photo of the new director, Bruce Kornreich. Here's a link to this story. Cornell's $25,000 brochure project

Cornell didn't support the New York State anti-declawing bill that passed in July 2019.

Cornell declawed cats at their own Cornell Feline Health Animal Hospital up until August 2017. They could have announced it to inspire other vet colleges to stop but they didn't.)

Please send a respectful email to the Director of the Cornell Feline Health Center, Bruce Kornreich, and The Feline Health Center and ask them to tell the truth about what they did with Mrs Hogan's money and why they didn't truly care about her wishes to help end declawing with her large bequest.  Here is his email-  bgk2@cornell.edu and the Feline Health Center's email- FHC@cornell.edu

More about Rhoda Hogan's $125,000 bequest to Cornell- http://www.citythekitty.com/what-did-cornell-do-with-rhoda-hogans-bequest/

Here are more of my petitions to help end declawing-

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Also please go to the PawProject.org to read about the facts about declawing and their crusade to end declawing. They are also on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


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