Morris Animal Refuge Presents The 22nd Annual Fur Ball
The Morris Animal Refuge, America’s First Animal Shelter, is pleased to announce that the 22nd Annual Fur Ball will be held on Saturday, March 30th , from 7pm – midnight. The yearly celebration is the refuge’s single largest fundraiser and goes towards helping the homeless,
abandoned and unwanted pets of the Greater Philadelphia region.
This year’s theme, A Night at the Carnival, will transform the 23rd Street Armory (22 S 23rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103) into a spectacular night at the carnival Marvel at the performers, indulge in confections and savory treats, take a shot at the dunk tank or ring toss, enjoy a boozy snow-cone courtesy of Bluebird Distilling, and revel on the dance floor. Emceed by Steve Morrison of WMMR’s Preston and Steve, the event will recognize outstanding members of the Morris Animal Refuge community and will feature a silent auction and a fund the mission style live-auction.
“In more than 140 years, the Morris Animal Refuge has cared for hundreds of thousands of animals and helped shape the course of animal welfare in the United
States,” said Lewis Checchia, Executive Director of Morris Animal Refuge. “Money raised at the Fur Ball helps fund Morris as one of the few remaining privately
operated, open admission shelters in the country. In 2018 we saved more lives than ever and proudly served the community with a 98% save rate!”
Proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards saving the homeless, abandoned and unwanted pets of the Greater Philadelphia region. It will help support America’s first animal shelter with vital programs including the Lifesaver Fund, the Fostering Program, the Adoption Program, and the Low Cost Spay & Neuter Program.
The Morris Animal Refuge’s 22nd Annual Fur Ball will take place on Saturday, March 30th , from 7pm to 12am at the 23rd Street Armory. Tickets begin at $150 per person for general admission and include an open bar, delicious fare from 12th Street Catering, live music and dancing all night long.
For the first time ever, “young friends of Morris” (35 and under) can take advantage of discounted $90 ticket valid for 9pm-midnight, and includes open bar, savory snacks and dessert bar, carnival games and performances, plus access to the silent auction and raffle prizes.
“People look forward to the Fur Ball year after year because it’s like no other event in the city,” says Donielle Powell, co-chair and Event Architect from The Lucky DogStudio. “It’s an opportunity for animal lovers of all kinds to get together to celebrate our four-legged friends at Morris’ biggest fundraiser of the year!”