This group shot is of the President of the original SOCK presenting Dr. Gordon Theilen and Dr. Pedersen with a check for FeLV research. The people from left to right are Dr. Pedersen, Dolores Campanile, Connie Campanile, Vincent Campanile, member of SOCK, Connie Campanile, Dr. Alice Villalobos, and Dr. Gordon Theilen.
After 24 years of dedicated service and the raising of hundreds of thousands of dollars, SOCK passed its torch to the CCAH. Other organizations have copied this name, but there is only one SOCK. Today, SOCK has been reactivated by another group of devoted cat lovers to help the CCAH raise research funding for feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). FIP is the most important infectious disease of young cats, especially those from catteries and shelters. It is also virtually 100% fatal, and there is no prevention.