For Cynthia Morris, granddaughter of Morris Animal Foundation's founder, Dr. Mark L. Morris Sr., animals connect us to the better side of ourselves. "They create meaning in my life and never judge me. I just wish I could actually be the person every day my animals think I am. I truly believe it is through the advancement of science we can have the greatest impact on the largest populations into the future. The advancement of scientific knowledge is the best way to have the most extensive and long-range positive impact on the health of the animals I love. That is our collective and sacred responsibility. It also is an honor to continue forward a passion for the health of animals; that is one of the blessings I've been so fortunate to be gifted throughout my entire life."