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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

107530 (Petey. young pit-mix dog)

Petey is a dog's dog, a really friendly and playful boy, just 1 year old and full of energy! He'd love to be your running/biking/hiking buddy. Neutered. (107530)
107589 (Rhonda, black & white cat)

Rhonda's a sweet & loving lady, 2 years old, w/ a sad backstory (her person died & she was left in the house). But she doesn't care about that - she just wants to purr, be petted & love you! (107589)

107631a (Oliver, orange tabby cat)

Please, sir, I want a home..." Oliver is a gentle, super-friendly orange tabby boy. He had a hard life trying to survive on the streets, and is FIV+. Help him out! (107631a)

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



Featured Foster of the Week

107604 (Capers, Roary, Razz, Cadet, Ding-Ding, Muppet, Smashpop and Rocket Cat, little grayish kittens))

Little kitten babies Capers, Roary, Razz, Cadet, Ding-Ding, Muppet, Smashpop & Rocket Cat are looking for a foster home with their mom Princess, just until they're old enough to be adopted. (107604)

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 This Saturday!
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

Volunteer Orientation (Approved Volunteers)
Fri Mar 06 @ 5:30PM -

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

Petco Adoption Event! (Museum District)
Sun Mar 08 @12:00PM - 03:00PM

PetSmart South Philly Adoption Event
Sat Mar 14 @11:00AM - 03:00PM

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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