Friday, August 29, 2008

Hailey & Bailey - 2 special girls adopted

"Hailey" was our "Pick of the Litter" Tuesday 8/26/08. She is a Jack Russell Terrier with special needs. She is missing one leg but her disability doesn't slow her down at all.

Bailey has been Michelle's walking buddy, and now that she's been adopted she will have a new friend to walk with. Good for you Bailey!

New Cage Sponsor

We have a new sponsor for a dog kennel at the "Best Friend Level"
In Honor Of Anna Wilson Wuestfeld
Sept 2008 - Sept 2009

Thursday, August 28, 2008

35th Annual Aquarium Show & Auction Sept. 19 - 21

Tropical Fish Society of RI presents 35th Annual Aquarium Show and Auction
Friday, Sept 19 - Sunday Sept 21
St. Joseph's Parish Center, 1303 Mendon Rd (Rte. 122), Cumberland, RI
The yearly Fish Show is part of a 3 day event, and the multi state Auction
with up to 350 lots of fish and fish equipment draws attendees from all over New England, as well as NY state.
TFSRI has the oldest and longest running show in the Northeast.
Go to their website at for complete schedule of events and show entry rules.

Richard Rego (508) 678-8306

Tropical Fish Society of RI - Meeting 9/17

The September 17 meeting begins at 7:30PM and guest speaker Dan Linton will be speaking on Freshwater Shrimp: New Species and Care and Feeding.

See their website at

T TOUCH Seminar - Sunday, Sept. 28

TTOUCH Seminar
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
RISPCA Auditorium
This workshop will cover the basic principles & techniques used in TTOUCH. earn how to do the following:
  • Deal with animals' emotional issues - such as timidity, separation anxiety, and agression
  • Prevent dogs from engaging in problem behavior such as jumping up, barking, scratching & chewing
  • Apply the primary touches
  • Enhance the willingness and ability of your animal to learn
  • Relieve symptoms of stress in you and your pet
  • Deepen your relationship with your companion animal
  • Use wraps on your pet to calm and soothe
  • recognize and fine tune Calming Signals
  • Apply TTOUCH first aid in emergency situations
  • Work with shelter animals using TTOUCH
COST: $60.00
Pre - Registration Required ( deadline Friday, Sept 26)
For more info contact Liz Vaughn (401) 438 - 8150
Restaurants nearby, or bring lunch
Please bring a tee shirt and towel for your pet
NO AGGRESSIVE DOGS ALLOWED (please come without your dog if it is reactive)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

$250 grant approval from Blue Cross Blue Shield

The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Health Fund at The Rhode Island Foundation has approved a $250 grant for our organization for general support. Thank you for the generous contribution.

Hospital Dress Down Day Raises Money

Health Information Services at Rhode Island Hospital did a dress down day for the RISPCA. Thanks to those who participated to help our animals.

Grace, Katia, and Lara's donation

Three girls who pooled their money to help animals in need. Thank you!

Anna's 9th Birthday Donation

Thank you Anna and Happy Birthday!
click on the image at left to read her letter

Monday, August 25, 2008

2 New Cage Sponsors

We have 2 new cage sponsors at the Pal Level
Sept 2008 - 2009
A dog kennel "In Memory of Clara"
A cat cage from John and Diane Bonin

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dog Walk Volunteer Meeting Aug. 30

The 6th Annual Howling Hounds Dog Walk is approaching fast.......Help!
We need volunteers for:
  • flyer distribution
  • donation collections
  • on the day of the walk - parking attendants, registration attendants, walk assistants, RISPCA booth workers
  • and so much more......

There will be a Volunteer Meeting

Saturday, August 30 at 9 AM

RISPCA Conference Room

Coffee and breakfast items will be served in appreciation for your time.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event we ask that you attend this meeting. If you are unable to attend but would still like to help out

please contact Liz at

or call 401 - 438- 8150

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

1st Annual Bowl - A - Thon Raises $400

Special Thanks to Those Who Helped Make the Bowl a Thon Such a Success:

  • Lisa Levasseur and the Levasseur family

  • Christina Pratt won the 50/50 but donated it back to the RISPCA

  • Eric Lind purchased pizzas for the event

  • Legion Bowl for the great location and hospitality

  • E.Divine Pet Salon in Cranston donated raffle items for prize winners

6th Annual Howling Hounds Dog Walk

6th Annual Howling Hounds Dog Walk
Sunday, October 26
Go to the website above to register

Ebay auction starts today

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Angel Volunteer Donation

Volunteer service to the community is important to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI). As part of the Blue Angel Community Outreach program, our employees are encouraged to reach out and embrace the Rhode Island community through a variety of service activities. I am proud to report that in 2007, nearly 47% of all our 1100 employees provided volunteer service to the Rhode Island community.
As part of our ongoing efforts to recognize the steadfast and dedicated efforts of our BlueAngel employee volunteers, we hold a quarterly drawing among all employees that log volunteer hours in our volunteer service tracking tool. This quarter, 146 were included in the drawing to win $250.00 to give to the Rhode Island based, nonprofit organization of their choice.
Melissa Ricard, BCBSRI employee and Blue Angel volunteer, was one of five winners this quarter and she has selected your organization as the recipient of the $250.00 Dollars for Doers Award. We hope this award will demonstrate BCBSRI's support for your organization as well as our appreciation to Melissa Ricard for giving of her time to support our community. In the coming weeks, you will receive a check in the amount of $250.00 from the Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Health Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.
I wish you and your organization much success.
Best regards,
Carolyn E. Belisle
Community Relations, CSR & Diversity

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sparky and Patches Adopted Together

Patches and Sparky are bonded - they've lived their lives together and were surrendered together. Now they get to stay together, and at 10 and 14 yrs of age, that is reason to celebrate for the two border collies.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Star - Adoption Update

Star now
She is doing GREAT! The cat who was so freaked out when she got here that she looked like she was plugged into a light socket now is loving, purrs, and has even gained a bit of weight.

We found when she was here that she did have a physical problem that would cause her to be feeling irritable. After her spay, she was much better but has had a hernia operation as well.

A BIG pat on the back to her adopter, who had the patience to work with Star who "did a 180." We are so happy for you both!

Harley Adopted - Pick of the Litter 8/14/08

10 yr old Harley was our pick of the litter on Tuesday and was adopted today.

He's a real charmer....good for you sweet boy.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Honey the Chihuahua - Update from Dr. Finocchio

There has been much interest expressed in regard to Honey, the 4 LB Chihuahua who was thrown out of a 3rd floor apartment in Pawtucket. Fortunately, Honey survived.

After lengthy discussions with her owner, it was agreed that it would be in the best interest of Honey's welfare and safety that she be relinquished to the RISPCA.

The Marvin Fund,, reimbursed the owner for the purchase price of Honey. On August 8th, the RISPCA became the permanent caretaker of Honey. The legal case is still ongoing and therefore we can not make any definate decisions as to the future of Honey. We would appreciate it if you would follow the progress of the case on our website and avoid phone calls. Honey is doing very well and in safe keeping.


E.J. Finocchio, D.V.M.

President RISPCA

Oreo the kitten poolside update

Oreo and best friend Alex Kate enjoying the summer sun. We hear she is the "Best Kitten Ever." Not to mention smart, playful, loves to cuddle, and has a charming purr-sonality.

In-store South branches of Citizens Bank make donation

Thank you to the employees of the RI In-store branches of Citizens Bank who participated in a "wear your jeans to work" day and made a contribution for our animals. They raised $135 in donations.

Big Adoption News - Nikki & Amy

Amy is a 2 year old brindle pit mix who loves her belly rubs! Now she can have them all the time in her very own home.

Nikki the Akita adopted after 5 months at shelter. This senior girl has been a familiar sight to visitors when she was out on her beloved leash walks with her buddy volunteer Alice.

She was our Pick of the Litter July 1st and we are thrilled she has been adopted.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Moose catches us up..........MUST READ

Click on the text above to read about
Moose AKA "TheWork in Progress"

When I'm tired of standing I put the bone between Dad's feet so I can lay down & he can hold it for me to chew on. I'm not TOO spoiled. I get tired of holding my bone so dad holds it while I chew on it.

I was trying to open the bench. I got it up with my nose & then it would fall down, so I tried standing on it but that didn't work either. Mom made me get down.

Here I am with my blanket. I was dragging it around and it got my tag caught on it. I BROKE the wire to the tag. I brake lots of things.

Here I am with my new favorite toy...I BROKE it the other day. Now it doesn't squeek....This picture has scratches on it cause I pulled it off the table to look at it. Sorry!

Welcome Tropical Fish Society of RI

All of you aquarium enthusiasts have a new place to meet -
at the RISPCA shelter.

The Tropical Fish Society of Rhode Island is a non-profit organization composed of local aquarists and fish breeders whose objectives are to increase the knowledge of aquarium keeping as a non-profit service to aquarists everywhere. And to encourage the breeding, raising and showing of ornamental and naturally occurring fishes among all those interested.
Our meetings are free and open to the general public. Please come join us!!

They will be meeting August 20th - starts 7:30 PM

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Sarah Schneider makes donation as part of Bat Mitzvah project

Sarah with items she collected as part of Temple Emanu-el of Providence in preparation for her Bat Mitzvah. The 13 year old will be attending Martin Middle School. A bat mitzvah project is a community service project, and Sarah brought toys, treats, and lots of goodies for our animals. Thanks Sarah!

Howling Hounds Dog Walk Meeting for Volunteers

Meeting for Howling Hounds Dog Walk Volunteers
RISPCA Shelter
Sat Aug. 30th at 9:00 AM
Howling Hounds Dog Walk October 26.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Brinks the Great Dane - Adoption Update

Brinks today - looking great after going to his new home 10 weeks ago

He's happy and healthy now - his coat is very shiny!
When he was brought to our shelter, he was in sad shape and had to get better physically before being adopted. He was suffering from malnutrition, says his vet.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Alice Article on Cat Channel. Com

The folks at Cat have an Alice Update, and you can read all of the wonderful comments people have made about her progress.

Thanks so much!
She weighed 18 LB 6 oz this morning.......17 LB can't be far off.

Andrew & Emily Henault Wedding Donation

Andrew and Emily were married on July 12th and honored their guests by making a donation to a favorite charity. The East Greenwich animal lovers donated $150.00 to the RISPCA. A big thank you to you and your guests, and congrats on your wedding.

Tropical Fish Society of RI - Meeting 8/20 at shelter

Tropical Fish Society of Rhode Island

First meeting at RISPCA

Wed., August 20th, 7:30 PM until approx 10 PM

Speaker Michael Ophir; "Loaches, Natural History and Aquarium Care"
Members and Open to the Aquarium Fish Interested Public

Friday, August 1, 2008

Pick of the Litter July 29 - Puppy Update

Update: Our litter of 8 wk old puppies have all been adopted.

Our Pick of the Litter - As seen on ABC 6 News

2 new Ebay items - bid now to support the RISPCA