Morris Animal Refuge really lets the dogs out at 22nd annual Fur Ball

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Morris Animal Refuge hosted its 22nd annual Fur Ball this weekend. The organization’s biggest fundraiser promises entertainment, food and celebration, every year in support of homeless animals.

This year’s theme was “A night at the Carnival,” which included an open bar, popcorn bar, a tater tot bar and plenty of performances.

“Plenty of stuff to do here, we got boozy snow cones, we got playing and cuddling with puppies,” said Lewis Checchia, Executive Director of Morris Animal Refuge.

And yes, Checcia did say “cuddling with puppies.”

The pups that graced the party, trading cuddles and kisses in search of a new home, were the main attraction.

“I wanna take her home,” said Karen Feeney.

Reporter: Are you going to take her home?

“I’d love to,” Feeney responded.

That makes sense, as Checchia says this was a function for people who share a passion for animals.

“Everything goes to the shelter for caring for the animals keeping them, feeding them, doing medical care for them, really just making sure that they get forever homes and adopted out,” he explained.

If you missed the Fur Ball this year, no worries you can always support the cause at


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