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Good Deed- Boo and the Morris Animal Refuge

November 16th, 2009

This just in from the Hall Family: “George, Mason, Owen and Mom Hall lobbied Dad Hall for a longtime for a cat to replace their city cat that went country two years ago. Last week they finally sealed the deal, rescuing an abandoned cat at the Morris Animal Refuge. There were so many great cats. They struggled between Louie, a 25lb, three year old tabby, Rose, a five year old Siamese mix with big blue eyes and Precious, a three month old kitten rescued from the street in early October. Louie got adopted out from under them and Rose lost out in a fight over white vs grey cat hair on the sofa. Precious went home to meet Scout on Saturday and was re-christened Beyonce, Boo for short — in honor of Harper Lee’s Boo Radley, Scout’s hero in To Kill A Mockingbird.

Elizabeth Morris opened the first shelter in the nation to care for felines in 1874, (just forty years after St. Peter’s School was established) when she opened her home to abandoned animals. Today the Refuge offers veterinary care, spay and neutering and public education, in addition to being a great place to adopt a pet. The Morris Animal Refuge makes it easy to help by volunteering, participating in their “Fur Ball” fundraisers, donating food, old towels and much needed newspapers.

The Seventh Grade is planning some deeds next week, but go by the Refuge at 1242 Lombard or check out the website www.morrisanimalrefuge.org to see how you can make a difference.”