The Morris Animal Refuge was the first animal shelter in the Philadelphia Area, and they were also the first shelter in America to take in cats. Through working with the refuge, my group and I have met so many loving animals that are without a home living in a cage. These animals all have their own story and are each unique.
Everyone knows that the month of March is the heart of college basketballs March Madness tournament, but this year Morris found themselves in the heart of a different tournament, all thanks to this little guy named Igor.
Igor is a disabled cat at the shelter who has damaged nerves in his back neck, which leaves his to tilt his head at all times. This hasn’t stopped him from gaining all sorts of love and support from around the country, and landed him in the field of 64 in the GoPetPlan.com March Tournament of Tails. The online bracket, which was run by North American pet insurance company Pet Plan, featured 64 animals from different shelters throughout the country and was set up in a way that two animals “faced off” against each other and you could vote for one of the two animals in the matchup. Through relentless promotion and support, Igor made it all the way to the final two, and eventually, after some technical difficulties with the website, won the entire tournament. Along with raising awareness for Igor, the Morris Animal Refuge received a $5,000 prize to use towards the shelter.
If you would like to help this great cause, and continue to help the shelter, feel free to follow the link below to donate:
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