Friday, February 27, 2009

Alice Filmed as Success Story for Science Diet

Yesterday, the RISPCA hosted a film crew who were here to get the story about Alice - the 26 pound cat who was able to lose half her body weight by eating Science Diet, made by Hill's Pet Foods.

Heather (left) is one of our friends from Geoff Howe Advertising in Kansas City.
Dr. Amy Karls (right) is Alice's feline veterinarian from Hill's Pet Foods.

A few of the wonderful people who were a part of the crew who joined us for the whole day. Today they will be filming Alice and the wonderful lady who adopted her in her new home.
Dr. Finocchio and Marvin (below) were filmed walking into the building.

Munchkin's Adoption Update

Click on the letter to see large size and read about Munchkin's progress.

Donation by Koch Eye Associates

The employees of Koch Eye Associates held a casual day event in February and raised $165 for the RISPCA. Thanks for your generosity!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rabies Protocol Training

Hosted by the RISPCA for individuals who come in contact with animals (ACOs, police departments, animal care workers.)
Please join Dr. Scott Marshall and Dr. Peter Belinsky April 7, 2009 from 10 AM - 12 noon at the RISPCA. The training is FREE and lunch will be provided at noon. There will be a question and answer section following the training.

Please RSVP by email only: by April 1, 2009.
Email with any questions

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rocky and Sassy - Puppies on Pick of the Litter

Rocky and Sassy are 7 week old shephard mixes.
Watch their TV appearance on Pick of the Litter

Update: Wed, Feb. 25 ~~~~~~~Puppies adopted!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Hennessey Adopted

Henny and her new owner - love at first sight!

Pretty girl Henny with members of her fan club (above)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bonnie Sunshine - Adoption Update - 3 weeks

"Hello - Just wanted to give you an update on Miss Bonnie- She has officially joined the family - she no longer hides upstairs, she is downstairs most of the day - sitting atop the couch, following the sun
from window to window. She is not hissing anymore - she isn't sure
about my grandaughter ( she is 2 1/2) but she doesn't go under the bed when she is here. Bonnie is getting playful - chasing lint and shadows. She loves to be pet and brushed - if I get tired brushing and just lay the brush on the floor she brushes herself HUM!! She does love the brush."

Bonnie was with us for five months before she was adopted - read about her progress.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Photos of Adoptable Dogs by Maria Giannini

Click on each dog's link to go to their Petfinder profile.

Spirit - American Bulldog

Sam - Maltese/ Pekinese mix

Max - Update: Adopted 2/20/09

Kathleen and William's Birthday Donations

Kathleen and William brought this wonderful donation from their birthday parties. Their friends gave them toys and treats for our animals instead of gifts. And just look at the cool black lab shirts that they and Grace were wearing - we loved them.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Tropical Fish Society of RI - Meeting Wed. Feb.18

Tropical Fish Society of RI Website

Reprinted from their website -

For our February meeting we have a special treat. World renowned (and club member) Tony Terceira will present a workshop covering all aspects of fish photography. With the explosion of digital cameras, special attention will be paid to the issue concerning digital photography: * What camera * What lighting * How to obtain quality pictures The talk will cover topics for both beginners and advanced camera buffs. Plenty of images to illustrate the how to and what to avoid aspects of photography.
Tony has been involved in the hobby for over 40 years specializing in Killifish. He is a Fellow of the American Killifish Association. He has held many positions in the
AKA including Secretary, Photography Chairman and editor of the Journal . Tony is an internationally renowned photographer. His photographs appear in all major aquarium Magazines. He has written and illustrated numerous article which have appeared in The Journal of the American Killifish Association and other publications worldwide. Tony is also the author of Killifish, Their Care and Breeding published in 1974. Tony has moved into the digital era and together with Charlie Nunziata he has published 2 e-books on CD. Tony retired from Education in 1999 where he had served as Director of Mathematics for an urban public school district.
Keep in mind, our meeting location returns to our usual meeting at the RISPCA. And the category for this month's bowl show is Open Pairs.

Meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month and start at 7:30 PM.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Angel Adopted After 132 Days

Angel came into our shelter in October with three kittens - who were adopted long ago. But her day finally came when she was adopted today to a wonderful lady. Good luck!

Timmy Adopted - Pick of the Litter 2/10/09

Cuddle boy Timmy was adopted over the weekend at the big Johnston PetSmart Adoption Event. We had lots of cats and dogs who found homes!
Thanks to all who participated and those who adopted.

Valentine's Day Online Sponsorship

Now this was a very heartfelt gift.....

In Memory of Grandpa M.

and In Honor of Debra Sarno,

who in stilled in me a deep love and compassion for all animals,

and Drew Valcourt, for whom I hope we do the same.

With love on Valentine's Day and always,


Friday, February 13, 2009

RI Large Animal Welfare Meeting - March 4

First meeting is at 6:30 on March 4 in the RISPCA Auditorium
Read all about it at

Thursday, February 12, 2009

New Cage Sponsor

Jeff Priest has sponsored a cage (any in need)
for February 2009 - February 2010.

Nicko Doing Great - Adoption Update

Nicko was adopted last March and this good looking boy is so happy in his new home. He looks really relaxed, doesn't he? No worries here!

Pony Hits the Road After 189 Days in Shelter

Handsome Pony has been at our shelter since August 2008, and is loved by staff and volunteers alike. He was working on his Canine Good Citizen certification as well.
This long haul trucker needed a buddy to keep him company on his trips and Pony is the perfect guy for the job. Like alot of dogs, he LOVES to ride in the car and now he gets to have the traveling life.

Staff favorite Pony jumped right into the truck and was ready to roll.

Who gets to drive this rig?

Pony's new owners look back into the cab as he makes himself comfy for the trip. He might have been looking for a snack, because onlookers say he went right to the fridge. These big trucks have all the comforts of home, so he was able to have the bed to himself too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ball Python at Shelter

This little snake has had a tough way to go on the road to the RISPCA, but seems to be much better.
Unagi was brought to us by animal control officers when it was found in a burned out building. The snake was cold and had not eaten for weeks.
But our reptile friend is now under a warm lamp and has food again.
Unagi the Ball Python is being cared for and fascinates our visitors, as snakes always do.

Timmy's Video - This Week's Pick of the Litter

Timmy is our cuddly 7 yr old neutered male whose owner went into a nursing home. He's as sweet as can be and would be an awesome companion.

Watch his Petfinder video below!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Brandy Adopted - Last Week's Pick of the Litter

The little princess melted someone's heart after her appearance on Pick of the Litter last Tuesday and she was adopted.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

New Cat Photos by Maria Giannini