Wednesday, December 24, 2008

"Congratulations from The Animal Rescue Site"

December 24, 2008

Dear Shelter Winner,
We at the Animal Rescue Site want to add our congratulations to for your recent win in The Animal Rescue Site's $100,000 Shelter Challenge brought to you by
As a state winner, you should be receiving a check shortly from Petfinder for $1,000.


Ella DiPippo and friend raise $120 for our animals

Monday, December 22, 2008

New Cage Sponsors & Online Sponsorships

We have new Cage Sponsors!
Lori Sullivan - Dog Kennel
In Memory of "Lady" - You will remain in our hearts forever - Dog Kennel
Blarney Stone Energy - Coventry, RI - 1 Dog Kennel & 1 Cat Cage

And our newest Online Sponsors:
In Honor of Buttons the cat, who was adopted 18 years ago and is still going strong! From Debra Torgan
In Honor of Frank and Virginia Williams
In Honor of Jameil James
In Memory of Evelyn ( Mrs. J.O.) Coats
In Honor of Gus Sweeney

In Honor of the two cutest yorkies, Ruby and Paris,and their big brother Diesel!
In Memory of Gloria
In Honor of Watson Lovejoy - Whistler
In Honor of Little Miss Wiggles AKA Ramona Humm
In Honor of Tucket Coogan
In Honor of Chris and Denise Baxter - Happy Holidays! from Kira
For Maddie and Jack
Bob Morgan and Chrissy Jourbet
From Warren Reynolds
From Nicholas Iannuccilli
From Michael J. McCarty

A holiday message from the RISPCA

Snow photos

The shelter closed early Friday due to the winter storm, but was open for business the next day. But just look at these icicles - a beautiful view looking out the window.

We will be closed Wed. Dec 24th and Thursday Dec. 25th.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Msgr. Clarke School Donates $380

We received a generous donation of $380 from Monsignor Clarke School from a dress down day that they held. Fourth grade Teachers, Mrs. Tammy Egan and Miss Amanda Mulligan have chosen the RISPCA as the recipient of this money.
Thank you for being so generous!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gardner School Nets $706 for shelter

From Dec. 3 - 11, the kindergarden through 2nd grade collected coins from the schoolchildren at Gardner School. The kids had a competition between classes, and the winner had a pizza party.

Feedback on Final Results........

I was soooooooooooooooo excited to hear that we won ! How exciting ! I am absolutely thrilled and so proud of our SPCA. Thank you so much for letting me know ! Congratulations ! What a wonderful way to end the year ! We must celebrate this wonderful occasion. Thank you sooooooooo much for keeping me in the know. Every vote I made I so wished for us to win and we did ! How exciting is that ?

Best Wishes to you all,


I am thrilled we came as far as we did! For the smallest state, we did an awful lot of "clicking" and spreading the word to have gotten as far as we did! Dr. F - Did I also read somewhere that the RISPCA also received a Champlin grant recently? Great job for putting RI and the RISPCA into the national spotlight! Nothing to sneeze at!

Yay! You won the grant! I know it's not the "big" prize that you all were hoping for, but I would say number 4 in the country isn't too shabby!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

RISPCA #1 in RI -Shelter Challenge Final Results

Final Results in Shelter Challenge

RISPCA #1 in Rhode Island

We are proud to announce that the RISPCA is the winner of the Regional Prize in the Petfinder Shelter Challenge. A $1,000 grant goes to the organization with the most votes in each U.S. state and the RISPCA was the top vote getter in Rhode Island.

In addition, we were the $1,000 Weekly Winner during Week 6 (Nov 3 - Nov 9) during the eleven week competition. Our ranking went as high as #4 in the country, out of over 10,000 shelters participating.

The Animal Rescue Site reports today that there were over 3 million votes in the competition and we would like to sincerely thank all of our clickers who supported us.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday aka/ Fenway - Adoption Update

Fenway, formerly Friday, came in for his rabies vaccination. He needed a little support, so he brought his toy monkey along to cuddle with.

The photo below is Friday before he got adopted.

Shelter Closed Dec. 24th & 25th

We will be closed:
Wednesday Dec. 24th Christmas Eve
Thursday Dec. 25th Christmas day

Hazel's Adoption Update

Here is Hazel with the children "Out of Hiding !"

Hazel was extremely timid at the shelter, and when she went to her new home, she hid for a couple of days. The kids didn't even get to meet her until she came out of hiding.
They could only see her with a flashlight. She has now come out of hiding on her own and really seems to love the children.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Misty's Update

"She's healthy and happy....what a snob when it comes to her food and she begs all the time. Very funny. We spoil her alot but not enough that she'll get fat. She gets her walk everyday and seems to be happy. "

Good for you Misty!

Support from HelpSaveOne.Org

The folks at are getting the word out about two of our senior dogs who need homes. They have their photos and descriptions on their website and their help is really appreciated.
In addition, they have even asked visitors to vote for us in the Shelter Challenge.
Thank you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Heidi D'Ascolis Obedience Class Slideshow

Erika from EyeSpyCandids took photos in Heidi's Obedience Classes and these dogs are having a ball. You can see from their faces they are really having fun, but learning alot too.

Heidi D' Ascoli Puppy and Adult Classes and Schedule

Take a look at the slideshow we came up with from Erika's photos -

Monday, December 8, 2008

Arabelle's Adoption Update

I have been trully blessed by the dog I adopted from your shelter on May 15, 2007. Arabelle was given up for 'disrupting the neighborhood'. When I brought her home, it became apparent she lived the majority of her first year in a backyard. She was scared of many things and did not like being in my big backyard unless I was with her. Over time, I was able to house break her, train her in obedience and expose her to an active lifestyle, integrated into my family and home. She is now a very secure dog who loves the backyard, even when she's by herself! Arabelle also enjoys going to doggy day care and has her own personal trainer who takes her on 50 minute runs.

Thank you, Barbara

(wow....what a beautiful girl she is too!)

Volunteer Holiday Party Slideshow

See the slideshow of our Holiday Party held Friday night

Our Volunteer Plaque has 8 new names added for 2008. These volunteers have two years of service with the RISPCA:
  • Michael Carlino
  • Diane Carlson
  • Diane DiNobile
  • Maria Giannini
  • Cher Mcgovern
  • Stefanie Petrarca
  • Melanie and Paul Pucino
  • Livy Young

Amica Insurance makes $500 donation

Amica Insurance and its employees have made a generous donation of $500 to our shelter. We'd like to thank them for their generosity. It's much appreciated.

Fluffy Adopted - 150 days in shelter

One of our long time residents, and special pal of staff member Michelle, finally found a home. Fluffy was surrendered in July and was adopted over the weekend. He was featured on Pick of the Litter and another one of our senior cats.
We are so happy for you buddy!

Friday, December 5, 2008

New Cage Sponsor - East Prov. Fire Dept

Thank you to the firefighters of
East Providence Fire Dept. Station #1 "C Group"
For sponsoring a cage at the Best Friend Level

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Welcome Baby Anthony

Our receptionist Linda is proud to announce the birth of her first grandchild!
Anthony Troy Mendonca
He arrived December 3rd at 1:30 AM
6 LBS 10 Oz
Both mom and baby are doing just fine, and our congrats to Jamie and Tony.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Charlie's Adoption Update

Charlie, now named Buddy has turned out to be
"my BEST Buddy, " says his new owner Irma. "He is very affectionate and outgoing and a real joy to me. "
Thanks for being a great owner and giving him a wonderful home.

Christmas at Chepachet Farms - Visit Santa every Sunday

The staff at the RISPCA recently had a great time at Chepachet Farms on a wonderful hayride. The folks out there are always so good to us, and we even got to visit one of our cats who had been adopted.
If you are looking for something really fun and different to do over the holidays, they are having Visits with Santa each Sunday in December from 1-4 PM.
Children can decorate a cookie, sip hot cocoa by their wood stove, visit the Petting Zoo, and have their photo taken with Santa.

Bring a canned good to benefit the local food bank or bring dry/canned pet food to benefit the shelter, and receive an extra copy of your photo with Santa.
$8.00 per person - includes, cocoa, cookie, photo with Santa and petting zoo.

Horse - drawn hayrides available (weather permitting)
Gift certificates available
PLUS - they have awesome maple syrup and Maple viniagrette!
Say hello to Jody, Mr. Briggs, and the rest of their great crew for us.

Miss Kelley's 4th grade class Thanksgiving donation

The children in Miss Kelley's 4th grade class at the Jewish Community Day School of RI collected gifts for our animals for Thanksgiving. We'd like to thank you for all of the wonderful items you donated.

$250 grant from Rhode Island Foundation

The RISPCA has been informed that a $250 grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island Community Health Fund will be given in recognition of their volunteers.
Thank you for your continued support of the RI SPCA.

Thanks to Winter Wonderland 11/30

Thanks to City Lights in Association with Doggie Styles Pet Spa and Park Ave Puppys for the Fashion Extravaganza November 30. The show was held at the North End Cafe in N. Providence to benefit AIDSCare Ocean State and the RISPCA.

Buddy and Cricket - Adoption Update

"...thought I would let you know how Buddy and Cricket are doing in their "new" home. We adopted this 8 year-old brother/sister pair of husky/shepherds in June of 2007. What a pair and challenge they have been, but we love them with all our hearts!"

More Orion Photos - Adoption Update

"I just can't say enough great stuff about this cat!!! We just celebrated our 1st Thanksgiving together & we are all truly thankful she has joined our family. She is great w/our young daughter, too. I know that they will be the best of friends! Her original owners can rest assured that she could never be more loved!!! Thank you...again!!!"