On Saturday, October 27th, join The Washington Square West Civic Association (WSWCA) for fun, frights, and furry friends! Taking place in Kahn Park, the event will raise donations, both big and small, for the Morris Animal Refuge. For those unfamiliar, the Morris Animal Refuge offers premiere quality care to cats, dogs, and other small animals. Their services strive to protect, save, and rehabilitate abused and/or abandoned animals. In fact, in over 135 years, not one animal has ever been turned away!
So support this dog loving event, set to start at 11am! They’ll have all types of Halloween goodies for both you and your canine friend(s). Major activities include their dog costume contest, photo station, kid’s Halloween craft table, pet resource, and goodies. And of course, there will be plenty of music and food to go around for all.
Fun facts about the Morris Animal Refuge:
- The Morris Animal Refuge kennel is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is inspected regularly by the Commonwealth. The Refuge meets and often exceeds all Commonwealth requirements for housing animals.
- All of the Morris Animal Refuge’s adoption policies and guidelines are derived directly from guidelines prescribed by The Humane Society of the United States.
- Adoption services cover the Greater Philadelphia Pennsylvania Region only; consisting of an area in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland.
- The Refuge, the first in the United States to care for cats, was founded by Elizabeth Morris, one of our nation’s pioneers in animal welfare, in 1874.
- The Refuge continues to operate today in Center City Philadelphia at its home and is located at 1242 Lombard Street.
- The Refuge is run by a small and dedicated staff whose primary responsibilities include animal care, adoptions, and humane education.
- Volunteers provide many hours of additional support with all phases of animal care and fund raising.
(sourced from www.morrisanimalrefuge.org)