Morris Animal Refuge
1242 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Primary Phone: (215) 735-6398
Primary Phone: (215) 735-9570
The Morris Animal Refuge
Specialties: Cats, Dogs, Birds
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This shelter is awful. Adopted 2 9 week old kittens a few weeks ago. Took them to my vet the 1st week I adopted them just to be checked. My vet diagnosed a stage 1 heart murmur during 1st appointment which has escalated to stage 2 in the past 2 weeks. Spoke w/the veterinarian whom I called to discuss them not disclosing this to me prior to adoption. She said she didn't know about it because they don't do medical exams on their animals even before going under anesthesia for spay/neuter surgery. That they don't even use a stethoscope prior to surgery is negligent bordering on malpractice. I've spoken w/The Executive Director & Director of Operations. & they took no responsibility for their sub par care. Additionally both kittens have upper respiratory infections & the girl also has herpes & ringworm. We've been to my vet 4 times plus multiple calls within 3 weeks. Stay away from this shelter. It's a disgusting chop shop which has turned what is supposed to be a joyous experience into an ongoing nightmare.
05/04/2012Provided by Citysearch -
It is a sad world where people can so easily give up their pets. Morris is certainly not the nicest place you will ever visit, but the real problem is all the people who don't care about animals and surrender pets like they give away clothes. If you are strong, this is the best place to adopt a pet. They have sweet animals who have done nothing wrong in life. Adopt from Morris because you are truly saving a life. These animals need you more than any animals I could ever imagine. Help them!
Please avoid this shelter, its a filthy and horrible enviorment to put any animal into this place. I felt so bad after going into this place, i wanted to adopt a cat and was turned down after 8 calls to check on my status ( they never contacted me i did all the calling ). I was turned down because i did not take my cat to the vet often enough. They apparently do this quite often. I was told beforehand that this was one of the worst places in the city,and now I can say they are correct. I believe that the state needs to look at the conditions as well as those that run it. Do not use this place!!!!