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Welcome to Morris Animal Refuge

The Morris Animal Refuge is a 501(c)(3) open admission shelter dedicated to helping the homeless, abandoned and unwanted pets of the Philadelphia region.  Founded in 1874 by Elizabeth Morris, we were the first organization dedicated to sheltering and rehoming pets, and continue that legacy today by providing adoptions, a low-cost spay/neuter program, fostering, humane education and more.   (read more)

Featured Pets of the Week

107330 (Speedy, Chihuahua-mix dog)

Senior guy Speedy may be little, but he sure is a trooper! He survived cancer, &is still spunky & full of life. Friendly, snuggly & playful. Currently in a foster home awaiting adoption! (107330)
107390 (Jammer, black and white cat)

Suave gentleman Jammer had some bad luck -  left at the Refuge gate, his original owner was unable to come get him - but he's never let it get him down! Already neutered. (107390)

107590 (JJ, Lionhead/Lop-mix white w/ brown rabbit -transferred to rabbit rescue!)

JJ is a cool 10½ month old bunny boy, a Lionhead/Lop mix. He just arrived at the shelter recently, but seems very calm and friendly. He can't wait to hop home with you! (107590)

Interested?  Apply online today! Want to see more great adoptable pets? Go to our Adoption page!



Featured Foster of the Week

107513 (Zephyr, fluffy tabico cat)

Stunningly beautiful longhaired calico tabby girl Zephyr's just not happy here at the Refuge. She'd love a patient, caring foster  home where she could relax and come out of her shell. (107513)

Interested in becoming a foster pet parent? Apply online today! Want to see more adorable pets looking for foster homes? Go to our foster page!


Lives saved so far in 2015:

Fur Ball Coming Soon!
Our 18th annual Fur Ball fundraising gala is March 7th! Tickets still available online. Boogie all night long at our throwback disco dance party for homeless pets. And check us out on facebook or twitter for special deals.

Fosters/Volunteers Needed!
We're looking for volunteers & foster homes to help with our lifesaving mission.

Upcoming Events

Pet Valu Bala Cynwyd Adoption Event!
Sat Feb 28 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Petco Adoption Event! (Museum District)
Sun Mar 01 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

Petco Northern Liberties Adoption Event!
Sat Mar 07 @11:00AM - 03:00PM

The 2015 Fur Ball Gala - Studio Fifty Fur at the Sheraton
Sat Mar 07 @ 8:00PM - 12:00AM

Adoption Locations

Morris Animal Refuge - Center City
1242 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bala Cynwyd Pet Valu - Bala Cynwyd
Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center
49 E. City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Mon - Sat: 9am - 9pm; Sun 10am - 6pm

Unleashed by Petco - Art Museum Area
The Granary (Across from Whole Foods)
1939 Callowhill Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Times TBA

Unleashed by Petco-Northern Liberties
In the Shops at Schmidts
180 West Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Times TBA

PetSmart - South Philadelphia
2360 W. Oregon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19145
Times TBA

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