DENVER, April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Morris Animal Foundation, a world leader in helping animals enjoy longer, healthier, lives, recently launched a new fun and kid-friendly website (www.mafkids.org) to help educate kids about the importance of animal health. The website features cool animals—dogs, cats, horses, llamas and lots of wildlife species—and the scientists who are working to keep them healthy. Kids can take a quiz, see photos of scientists in action and download wallpaper for their computers.
The site is geared for second to sixth graders—which is fitting because the average age a person decides to become a veterinarian is 9. Morris Animal Foundation was started in 1948 by Dr. Mark Morris Sr., a veterinarian who loved animals so much that he started a foundation where veterinarians could study ways to help prevent, treat and cure animal illnesses. His son Dr. Mark Morris Jr. was also a veterinarian, and he helped grow Morris Animal Foundation into a world leader in animal health. Today, Mark Sr.'s great-granddaughter Liza Morris is continuing her family's tradition into the fourth generation. Liza's dream is to be a wildlife veterinarian. See her video on the home page of www.mafkids.org.
"Taking care of animals is part of the trade when you come from my family," said 12-year-old Liza Morris. "That is why I want kids to know about the cool stuff Morris Animal Foundation is doing to help all animals."