MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

More Dogs Die Due to Behavior Problems Than Any Single Disease: Fund to Benefit Canine Behavior Studies

"It's thought by at least one veterinary behaviorist that more dogs die as a result of behavior problems than any one disease. I started this fund in my mother's memory at AKC's Canine Health Foundation because most of what they fund helps people as well as dogs; a win/win. This means that there can be help not only for breeding programs and pet owners but for people as well. Perhaps research can help with canine cognitive dysfunction which is the equivilent of Alzheimer’s Disease. This fund can help make life better for dogs and their owners and help further the human-animal bond, keeping dogs in their homes. The possibilities are widespread. This will help all dogs, purebred and mixed breeds alike." -- Darlene Arden


Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund to Benefit Canine Behavior Studies

The AKC Canine Health Foundation announces the establishment of the Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies. The Donor Advised Fund (DAF) was created in memory of author and CHF President’s Council Member Darlene Arden’s mother, and will benefit studies focusing on unlocking the mysteries of canine behavior.

A certified animal behavior consultant, Arden’s writing focus has been on helping dog owners in identifying and eliminating unwanted behaviors in their pets. The author of “Small Dogs, Big Hearts,” “The Angell Memorial Animal Hospital Book of Wellness and Preventive Care for Dogs," and now her new behavior book, “Rover, Get Off Her Leg,” Arden has specialized in behavior issues of dogs 20 pounds and under. Portions of the proceeds from “Rover, Get Off Her Leg,” will benefit the fund and will lead to future behavior studies as identified through the Canine Health Foundation grants review process...

"... Behavior is at the very core of the human-animal bond, says Darlene Arden. "I also know that whatever studies the CHF funds will also ultimately benefit people. It’s truly a win/win for dogs and their human companions. I also hope it will help breeders breed dogs that are mentally as well as physically sound. I think my mother would wholeheartedly approve.”

Donations can be made to the fund online by clicking here or by contacting the Canine Health Foundation toll free (888) 682-9696.

The Marcia Polimer Abrams Fund for Canine Behavior Studies is a donor directed fund established at: American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation, Inc. It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
It's posititons are:

1. To fund research into behavior problems
2. To help save dogs's lives and help them stay in their homes.
3. Whatever research helps dogs, also helps people.

Posted By:

Dawn Kairns
Author of MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

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