Morris Animal Foundation of Englewood, Colo., which since 1948 has spent nearly $9 million to fund studies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and disease in companion animals; has begun to provide matching grants for training programs in animal behavior, as well. Behavior that is unacceptable to owners is one of the leading reasons that millions of pets are left at animal shelters each year, according to the foundation.

This spring the foundation awarded its first matching grant for veterinary residency training programs in companion animal behavioral sciences. Cornell University. College of Veterinary Medicine in Ithaca, N.Y., received $22,000 for a two-year program, which was matched by funds from the school.

Behavioral science is one of seven areas of research the foundation funds and is its only grant program requiring a match from the recipient institution. Most Morris grants are for studies in canine, feline, and equine diseases....

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