ENGLEWOOD, CO, JANUARY, 2001 – Morris Animal Foundation proudly announces it is funding $2.4 million in humane animal health studies for fiscal year 2001. With this level of funding, the organization continues to establish itself as the world’s largest foundation funding companion animal and wildlife health studies.
To attain this goal, the Foundation added 59 new humane animal health studies to its list of 30 continuing studies.
Canine: The Foundation is funding 19 new canine health studies addressing cancer, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal/digestive diseases, epilepsy, genetics, musculoskeletal diseases, pain management, skin diseases and urinary tract diseases. These 19 new studies join 13 others currently in progress, with canine health grants for fiscal year 2001 totaling $976,591.
Equine: Among the new studies are 14 equine health studies addressing colic, digestive tract disorders, foal diseases, genetics, infectious diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, pain management and surgery. These 14 new studies join four others currently in progress, with equine health grants for fiscal year 2001 totaling $480,272.
Feline: Six feline health studies have been added to the list, addressing the issues of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, overpopulation and pain management. These new studies join five others in progress, with feline grants for fiscal year 2001 totaling $310,929.
Llama/Alpaca: Among the new studies are three new llama/alpaca health studies addressing infectious diseases, parasitology and pharmacology. These three new studies join two others in progress, with llama/alpaca grants for fiscal year 2001 totaling $77,587.
Wildlife: The Foundation is funding 15 new wildlife health studies addressing cancer, genetics, infectious diseases and reproduction. These new studies join five others in progress, with wildlife grants for fiscal year 2001 totaling $ 512,600.
Two new miscellaneous studies, focused on more than one species, also join this list, with miscellaneous grants for fiscal year 2001 totaling $51,071.
Morris Animal Foundation is a 53-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring a healthier tomorrow for companion animals and wildlife. Since its inception, the Foundation has funded more than 900 humane animal health studies with funds exceeding $21 million. One hundred percent of all annual, unrestricted contributions support animal health studies, not administration or the cost of fund raising. For more information about Morris Animal Foundation, call (800) 243-2345 or visit the Web site at www.MorrisAnimalFoundation.org.
CONTACT: Jennifer McLoughlin
(800) 243-2345, ext. 202
(303) 790-2345, ext. 202