Friday, August 28, 2009

SummerWalk has been postponed to Sunday August 30th!

Due to Tropical Storm Danny we have been forced to move SummerWalk to our rain date of Sunday, August 30th, 2009.
There's still time to pre-register! Visit to register now! Already registerd? Great! Now you have one more day to collect pledges to not only help the animals of the RISPCA, but to help YOU win great prizes!!
We hope to see everyone at SummerWalk on Sunday, August 30th @ Goddard State Park!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Rock N, Bowl-A-Thon!!

Come enjoy a night full of music, prizes & BOWLING at the RISPCA's 2nd Annual
Friday, July 31st
6pm to 9m
Legion Bowl - 661 Park Ave, Cranston,RI
$15.00 per bowler
Let's have some fun while helping support the animals at the RISPCA!
Space is limited! Click here to reserve your spot now!

Monday, June 29, 2009

AmWINS Group Benefits makes donation to the RISPCA

A great big THANK YOU to the employee's at AmWINS Group Benefits for donating $694.00 to the RISPCA from their Quarterly Charity Day Jean's Day!

As you all know the RISPCA depends soley on the generosity of its friends & community support, so when employee's at companies that offer opportunities like this think of the RISPCA its a great day for all the animals in our care!

We thank you for your support!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

RISPCA Website currently down

The RISPCA website ( is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The staff at the RISPCA is diligently working on the issue and hope to have the site operational within the next 2 days. Viewing of our adoptable animals is still possible at with the following directions:
  • Click the "Animal Shelters" link on the top menu bar
  • Choose "Animal Shelters by state"
  • Enter RI as the state
  • Enter Rhode Island SPCA as the "Group Name"

If you have questions or concerns regarding information normally found on our website please note that any email address that ends with "" is currently not fuctional. If you need to email a question please feel free to email or call the shelter at 401-438-8150 during shelter hours (Monday-Friday 10am to 4:30pm, Saturday 10am to 4:00pm & Sunday 11am to 2pm)

Thank you for your support and understanding with this technical matter.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Tropical Fish Society of RI - Meeting Wed June 17th

The Tropical Fish Society is having their monthly meeting in the RISPCA auditorium. The meeting is free and is open to everyone and anyone interested in learning about Tropical Fish! The meeting begins at 7:30pm and is being held on Wednesday, June 17th.

This months meeting will feature speaker Lee Finley, a world renowned authority on catfishes. Lee will be giving a presentation on Corydoras catfishes. Besides being a long time member of the club, Lee just completed a long run writing the Catfish Corner column for Tropical Fish Hobbyist and gave the keynote address at last year's Catfish Convention! Also...Don't forget to come and vote for new officers and board members or mail in the ballot!

Our Bowl Show will be Goldfish, so go out to the pond and bring in your best fish. And of course something to munch on and the new and improved raffle and auction of our Breeder's Award Point Fish. Get that little tank ready for a new species! Save the date!

Click HERE for more information on the Tropical Fish Society of RI.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pick of the Litter - Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Watch Paz ~ a.k.a. Jackson on ABC6 Pick of the Litter

Meet a long time resident of the RISPCA Cat Room! Paz, also known as Jackson by the staff, is a 5 year old neutered male who has a slight skin allergy. Paz has been with us for several months and is a bit shy at first, but with a loving home to care for him he should blossom like a wildflower!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

RISPCA Needs YOUR help to win $100,000 Shelter Challenge!

The RISPCA is competing in the Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge and we need YOUR votes! Tell your friends & family too! Here is how you can help...


Click the big purple button

Then click the "Vote" button on the top of the page

Enter "Rhode Island SPCA" for the shelter name & RI as the state and click search

Then hit VOTE!

Its that easy to help the RISPCA have a chance at winning the $100,000 Challenge!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Pick of the Litter Tuesday June 2nd

Meet Squeeky! A female guinea pig that is waiting for adoption at the RISPCA! Squeeky has several other guinea pig friends that are here with her waiting for loving homes. Guinea pigs are sweet and friendly animals whose only sounds is a "Wheeeep"! Stop in to visit Squeeky and her friends to hear this unique happy squeal!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Tuesday, May 26th Pick of the Litter

Watch Bernadine on ABC 6 Pick of the Litter

Meet Bernadine! This sweet 6 year old female is awaiting a new home at the RISPCA with her brother Kodiak. Bernadine is a fun loving St. Bernard who enjoys the company of other dogs and does well with older children. To find out more about Bernadine watch her performance on Pick of the Litter!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

RISPCA Volunteers recognized for their service!

On May 13, 2009 Serve Rhode Island hosted their VolunCheers celebration at Twin River to honor some of Rhode Islands top volunteers. over 20 RISPCA volunteers were recognized with Presidential Service Awards for their commitment to homeless animals and the RISPCA! Congratulations to the following volunteers for their Presidential Service Awards...

  • Dr. Domenic Munafo, DVM
  • Dr. Michael Bruzzi, DVM
  • Nancy Mattes
  • Florence Mills
  • Denise Anthony
  • Mona & Emma Iacovino
  • Tom Warzeka
  • Stephen Kemp
  • Jeff, Lisa, Kayla & Megan Levasseur
  • Melanie Baylie-Pucino & Paul Pucino
  • Nancy & Vanessa Hull
  • Stefania Petrarca
  • Michael Carlino
  • Maria Giannini
  • Bob McKenna
  • Susan & Danny Waterman
  • Jon Dow

Marvin was also recognized. Marvin, along with Dr. Munafo & Dr. Bruzzi, were honored with "Outstanding Volunteer" awards for their work assisting elderly, disabled, and impovershed pet owners with veterinary care!

Congratulations to these volunteers & to ALL of the RISPCA Volunteers for commiting yourself to help improve the lives of homeless animals and for your support of the RISPCA; because of our volunteers we are able to "Speak for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves".

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Pick of Litter - May, 17, 2009

Watch these cute kittens on ABC 6 Pick of the Litter Byron, Kolby & Lola are too cute for words! These three kittens are in our foster care program for about 4 more weeks, but these cute faces are just a sampling of the kittens at the shetler. We have over 15 kittens available for adoption and many more in foster care! If you are looking for a kitten the RISPCA is the place to go!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spring Fling Horse Show raises $700.00 for the RISPCA

The Cornerstone Farms 4H Club raised $700 for the RISPCA with their Spring Fling Horse Show held at Gold Dust Farm on Sunday, May 9th. A HUGE THANK YOU to Cornerstone Farms for holding this fundraisier for us! Check out some pictures for the event!

Joey- Pick of the Litter- May 12th

Watch Joeys performance on ABC 6 Pick of the Litter

Joey is a 6 year old female Umbrella Cockatoo, she is sweet and LOVES to be held and touched! Actually she loves attention so much that if you dont give her enough "lovin" she becomes very vocal! Joey is considered to be a "needy girlfriend" by some of our staff members, so if you think you might be interested in her get ready to dish out the LOVE! Stop in and visit Joey at the shelter!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tara Simonini Takes Superior Honors in Science Fair

Miss Tara Simonini, a 7th Grade student at Masters Regional Academy, took top honors in the 2009 Northwest Region for her fascinating project. Her project was whether cats are right handed, left handed, or ambidextrous, and used some of our shelter cats as her subjects.
Many people do not realise that cats will eat with their paws, but as you can see from her photos, alot of them do.
Her display at the Science Fair drew alot of favorable discussion, comments, and attention from guests.
And she was awarded the blue "Superior" ribbon!
We're so proud of you Tara - great job!

Click on the photos to see large size

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sasha Shiba Inu's Adoption Update

Hello - just thought I would send you an update on Sasha, the Shiba Inu that I adoped April 4th.
Sasha is doing very well. She is enjoying her freedom to run through the house (steal what she can), explore the outdoors, chasing rabbits and birds. At first she was alittle wild - running like a nut case through the house - but I think it was all so new to her and she wasn't confined. Sasha has a mind of her own, and will do what she wants when she wants - but we are actively learning manners!

One of her favorite things to do is to sit and watch the birds, airplanes, and squirrels run around. She doesn't miss a thing! She can immediately spot when you have moved an item in the house to a different area. She will make it known too that she notices it! She is a delight to watch and can always make you laugh.
Sasha is spoiled with toys, love and attention. She has found a good home!
Here is a photo of her with her toy squirrel.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Horse Ride Winners Raise Over $9,000

Adult fundraiser
1st Linda Krul with Kona- raised $445
2nd Rebekah Hamilton with Cody $405
3rd Sandee Pacheco with Pattee $390

Junior fundraisers
1st Samantha Jones with Some Runaway $105
2nd Amelia Bradley with Alex $ 96
3rd Casey Johnson with Theunis The Black $95
grand total over $9,000

Horse Ride T Shirts with design above are available for $14 - shipping included

A special thanks to:
Russ and Ellen Flock - Kentucky Fried Chicken from N. Kingston, who donated the delicious lunches.
Rhode Island Horse Weighing for donating all the days proceeds to the RISPCA
New England Trail and Horse Association
Moswansicut Riding and Driving Club
Weathervane Tack Shop
T & J Grain
AL- JACS Potatoes & Produce
Allies Tack Shop
RISPCA Volunteers and Supporters

Horse Ride Photos

Three great shots from Sunday's Horse Ride
The highest fundraiser was Linda Krul with Kona.
She raised $445
photo by Kate Axford (TOP)

Kindergarten class at Temple Emanu-El makes Donation

Click on the image to read their letter - the children made a $40 donation with money they collected.

Our animals thank you!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kaiser the Conure's Adoption Update Photos

Kristen adopted Kaiser the Green Cheek Conure last fall, and brought her friend by for a visit.

How many birds have you seen wearing a leash?
Isn't this a beautiful bird? Looks like a mini rainbow.
Marvin did not want to get too close to Kaiser, though.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Pets sacrificed when wolf is at the door" - East Bay Article

"Pets sacrificed when wolf is at the door"
Some pet lovers have been forced to make the cruelest cut to their dwindling budgets
Article by Victor Alvarez
Read the story online from East

Oreo - Pick of the Litter - April 28

Watch Oreo's TV appearance on ABC 6 News today


Handsome, Affectionate, 5 Year Old

Neutered Male

What's not to love here?

He's a cuddle bug and a staff favorite!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Cats and Critters Photos by Maria Giannini

Wilma and Betty



Sabrina (Adopted)


Barbie and Bebe (Lionhead Bunnies)


Fred and Barney the Rats


Dizzy AKA Saydee's Adoption Update

Click on the letter to read large size