WE ARE
America's First Animal Shelter
320
Animal Lives
Saved
1006
Human Hearts
Touched
2020
Featured Pets

FEATURED PETS

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Amelia
Amelia

Amelia is a very sweet and quiet cat. She would make a great addition to any family!

Animal Type: Cat

Gender: Female

Age: Adult (1 - 7 years)

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Sebastian
Sebastian

Sebastian is friendly with everyone he meets, and likes to be near his humans while he naps. He's lived with dogs and kids before!

Animal Type: Cat

Gender: Male

Age: Senior (7+ years)

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Saturn and Mercury
Saturn and Mercury

Saturn and her sister Mercury are a sweet and playful pair who have done well with kids and small dogs.

Animal Type: Cat

Gender: Female

Age: Juvenile (6 months - One year)

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A Pioneer in Animal Welfare

Founded in 1874, the Morris Animal Refuge is America’s First Animal Shelter. We are committed to adoption, education and high-quality care, and as an open-admission shelter, we have never turned an animal away.

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Events

EVENTS

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November
27
2020

PHestivaL of Trees (Friday)

A holiday drive thru event for the whole family. All to benefit local animal shelters!

November
28
2020

PhestivaL of Trees (Saturday)

A holiday drive thru event for the whole family. All to benefit local animal shelters!

November
29
2020

PhestivaL of Trees (Sunday)

A holiday drive thru event for the whole family. All to benefit local animal shelters!

Morris TV

MORRIS TV

News

NEWS

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October
31
2020

Morris Animal Refuge 2021 Calendar

The 2021 Calendar Contest was a success! Check out our winners and pre-order a calendar.

October
31
2020

PHestivaL of Trees - Register to decorate a tree!

Can you sponsor and decorate a holiday tree for an upcoming family friendly holiday event to benefit animal shelters like Morris?

October
22
2020

A Fall Letter from our Executive Director

Fall at the Refuge

August
27
2020

Addressing Barriers to Adoption

How can we be better?

August
24
2020

Photography Tips for Pets

Our Annual Calendar Contest is right around the corner! Getting a great photo of your pet can be tricky but we’ve got some tips to get the perfect photo of your furry friend!

August
22
2020

Gimme Shelter - 2020 Summer Newsletter

Check out what we've been up to this year!

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