Volunteers are the backbone of the Morris Animal Refuge. Whether you're socializing cats, walking dogs, assisting with an adoption event, or cleaning cages, we couldn't save lives without you!

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Members of the group outside the building

The Hachette Book Group came to the Refuge for a day of group volunteer work! They did a fantastic job cleaning the shelter and taking our dogs on long walks.

Couple walking a dog

Our dedicated volunteers come in to walk our dogs, giving them much needed exercise, socialization, and a break from the shelter.

Table with volunteers in the park

A volunteer group from Temple University hosts a small adoption and fundraising event in the warmer weather.


Foster families allow our small animal shelter to expand by leaps and bounds. When you foster, you are at the forefront of saving lives by providing temporary care to an animal that can't thrive in the shelter but will eventually find their permanent loving home!

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Cat wearing a crown

Passion the cat gets treated like the Queen she is while in foster care.

Dog laying on it's back on a bed

Blue sprawls out on his foster family's bed after recovering from surgery to repair a broken leg.

Woman standing with dog on a leash

Pup passes out in the arms of her loving foster after a long day of playing.

Wish List

Keep our animals fed, cozy, and clean by donating items on our wish list!


Items can either be dropped off to our location during business hours or you can view our Amazon Wishlist and have an item delivered right to our door! When using Amazon, remember to make your gift count twice by selecting us as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile!


Sorry, we are unable to accept food or medication that has been opened.

Amazon Wishlist

  • Canned cat and dog food
  • Hot Dogs
  • Peanut Butter
  • Treats
  • Towels, sheets, washcloths, and bedding
  • Cat Beds
  • Kuranda Dog Beds
  • Feliway Diffuser with Refills
  • Kongs! (Large/Xlarge)
  • Stretch and Scratch shelter cat stratching pads
  • Catnip
  • Cat Toys (sturdy, washable)
  • Dog Toys (sturdy, washable)
  • Pig ears
  • 2 CD players with classical CDs
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Fabuloso/Pine Sol
  • Paper Towels
  • Bleach
  • Scouring Pads
  • Dawn Dish Soap
  • Copy Paper
  • Pens, highlighters, and Sharpies
  • Post-Its
Join Our Team

Are you interested in having a career in animal welfare? Join the Morris Animal Refuge team of dedicated animal lovers!

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It's a miracle

Some animals that arrive at the Refuge need a little extra TLC before finding their loving new home. Read their stories!