By Nan Talleno

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Morris Animal Refuge is a pioneer in animal welfare, helping Philadelphia’s homeless animals since 1874. In fact, Morris is the nation’s first animal shelter.

What could be better than lending a hand to help needy homeless animals and enjoying a great night out at the same time?

Don’t miss the 18th annual Fur Ball this year, Morris Animal Refuge’s signature fundraiser, Saturday, March 7th at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia. It promises to be a night of dancing, prizes and lots of fun. The theme this year is ‘disco, studio fifty-fur style!

Get your tickets now. This yearly event helps so many animals in dire need and you can be part of it. I’ll be the emcee so come and say ‘hi’.

Join me for a fantastic night of fun and all for a wonderful cause; great food, drinks, music, raffles, a silent auction, dancing and prizes for the best disco attire. For more information and to order tickets, visit