Morris Animal Refuge: America’s First Animal Shelter
Founded in 1874, the Morris Animal Refuge (MAR) is America’s First Animal Shelter. They are committed to adoption, education and high-quality care, and as an open admission shelter, they have never turned an animal away.
As the only privately funded (non-animal control) open admission shelter in Philadelphia (and one of the few remaining in the country), MAR provides care for a wide range of animals, from those ready for placement in a new home to those exhibiting severe behavioral, medical, or aggression issues that aren’t able to immediately be placed. While they are dedicated to their mission of never turning an animal away, they are also committed to reducing unnecessary euthanasia and ensuring that every animal that enters their care is given a chance at a loving home. Their hard work has paid off – and today we are happy to report that they have a 97% Save Rate! For more information, please visit https://www.morrisanimalrefuge.org/