Morris Animal Refuge News
Puppy Bowl MVP!
Hometown hero/Morris pup Leah was crowned MVP in the third airing of Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl XII! Watch incredibly cute highlight videos and more at their site! And thank you to everyone who watched and voted!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MORRIS ANIMAL REFUGE, AMERICA’S OLDEST SHELTER, REPRESENTS AT
THIS YEAR’S PUPPY BOWL
Philadelphia, PA – February 25, 2015 – The Morris Animal Refuge is pleased to announce that Leah, a former resident and Rottweiler puppy made it from America’s First Animal Refuge right here in Philadelphia all the way to this year’s Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet!
Leah came to Morris Animal Refuge in August of 2015 along with her father. But her dad was too big to stay long-term, leaving Leah all alone and looking for her forever home. She tested positive for Parvo, which usually means a dog has to be euthanized. But Morris’ Director of Operations, Wendy Evans, thought it was a misdiagnosis and took Leah home to recover. The Parvo diagnosis turned out to be a false positive, and Leah quickly recovered.
The Evans family, particularly daughter Harley, who had taken care of Leah while she was sick, quickly fell in love and decided to keep her.
“We fell in love with Leah and knew right away she was special,” says Evans. “In just a short time she became an integral part of our family.”
You’re invited to meet Leah and talk with Wendy Evans about her family’s role in rescuing this pup and getting her all the way to this year’s Puppy Bowl. You can also speak with Lewis Checchia, Morris’ Executive Director, about the Refuge’s role in getting Leah into the big game and the work Morris is doing throughout the region.
ABOUT THE MORRIS ANIMAL REFUGE
America's First Animal Shelter has been helping the Philadelphia area’s homeless pets since 1874, and no animal has ever been turned away from our doors. Located at 12th and Lombard in the heart of Center City, The Morris Animal Refuge offers innovative and high quality care for cats, dogs, and other small animals. We provide a full range of preventative, protective, and adoption services for neglected, abused, and abandoned animals.
The Morris Animal Refuge is a non-profit charitable organization. Morris relies on the support of foundations, corporations, and especially the generosity of concerned citizens and animal lovers to help provide a second chance and forever homes for animals in need in the Philadelphia Area.
For more information, please call (215)735-9570 or visit www.morrisanimalrefuge.org.