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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

KIDZEUM TO INCLUDE PET CARE EXHIBIT

Visitors to the future Kidzeum may pick up some tips about caring for Fido.

The Kidzeum of Health and Science, a former children’s museum that closed in 2001, is raising money to again opens its doors. It announced it recently received a $50,000 donation from the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) to feature a “Pet Vet Clinic” at the new museum.

“Studies show that pet owners live healthier, happier lives, which coincides with Kidzeum’s mission. Because of ISVMA’s support, the Pet Vet Clinic will teach dog bite prevention, how to care for pets, promote altruistic behavior and increase awareness of potential career opportunities,” said Rachael Thomson, Kidzeum board president.

The ISVMA made the donation because Kidzeum’s goal to promote healthy living falls in line with the association’s mission to improve the welfare of animals.

The Kidzeum of Health and Science is set to be housed in a three-story, 25,000-square-foot building at 412 Adams Street. The organization has raised about $4.8 million of its $6.5 million goal.

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