Friday, August 26, 2011
The Potter League for Animals and state DEM offers these tips for keeping pets safe during hurricanes and planning evacuations for our four-legged friends too.
When making hurricance preparedness kits and plans, residents are urged to prepare to evacuate and care for their pets, as well as themselves. The Potter League for Animals, Aquidneck Island's only animal shelter, has prepared a full checklist of items that pet owners should prepare in case of emergency. The flyer may be viewed or printed here at right. Perhaps the most important recommendation is to not wait until the last minute to make plans. If an evacuation is required, it is important that you take pets with you, as storm damaged homes can give pets the opportunity to escape homes, suffer injury, or become lost. First, make sure you have enough food and water for the pet for a week. Experts recommend one gallon per day per animal. …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Here's a look at happenings in and around Middletown today.
World-famous dog trainer Brian Kilcommons offers tips and advice at the Potter League for Animals today. Catch a free screening today of the 1994 Academy Award-winning documentary, "A Strong Clear Vision: Maya Lin." The film follows the creation of the Vietnam War Memorial, designed by a young Chinese-American woman. Volunteers are needed to help make Middletown’s First Annual Celebration of the Arts a success on Aug. 20. The Town Council meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. On this date in history in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opened on a farm in White Lake in the upstate New York town of Bethel.
Monday, August 8, 2011
All the latest news, events, and pets at the Potter League for Animals for the month of August.
There has been no summer vacation at the Potter League for Animals. The animal shelter has been bustling with adoptions, new incoming animals, reconnections between lost pets and their owners, and some exciting upcoming events. What's more, the Potter League still has a full house of animals in their care. Even after 125 animals found new homes last month alone, the shelter still has 106 cats, 22 dogs, and 10 other small animals in their care. That's before they receive a transport of another 20 dogs from North Carolina in the coming week. The good news for anyone looking to add a furry friend to your home is that right now there are many choices to find a great match to suit your family. Check out some of the newest residents at the …
Friday, July 8, 2011
A look at what's happening in and around Middletown as we welcome the weekend.
Looking for the daily surf report for Middletown or hitting the beach this weekend? Check out MagicSeaweed.com's forecast. Looking to bring a new dog or cat into the home this summer? The Potter League for Animals just received nearly 30 southern dogs and is looking to place nearly 70 homeless cats into loving homes. Is it a beach weekend or isn’t it? Tough call. The forecast for Friday and Saturday seems to be anyone’s guess right now while Sunday seems to have the strongest chance of sun. Friday morning, the Newport Music Festival presents Chopin Rarities, little known and recently discovered minor masterpieces by Frederic Chopin. On July 8-10 in history, Paris turned 2,000 years old in 1951, the Wimbledon tournament began in 1877 and …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Potter League for Animals has lots of new faces in its care ready for loving, new homes, as well as a summer camp for kids and several dog obedience classes starting soon.
"Adopt a Shelter Cat Month" at the Potter League for Animals in Middletown was a huge success in June, despite falling slightly short of its goal to get 75 cats adopted. The shelter paired 68 cats with new homes as well as 24 dogs, 12 small mammals, and 4 birds last month. Unfortunately, there are still 70 homeless cats, 36 dogs, and 9 other animals still looking for new homes. The good news is that if you haven’t yet found the perfect pet for you, there are lots of new faces at the shelter that might be “the one.” New Arrivals Twenty-nine new southern dogs arrived via Cloud Nine last week and there are many new faces in the kitty condos as well. Check out the slideshow to see just a few of the pets available for adoption that arrived at …
Monday, June 6, 2011
It was a "pawsitively" spectacular day as hundreds descended on Glen Park for the 22nd annual Potter Shelter Heart and Sole Walk for Animals.
"This is the nicest family event and a wonderful way for people to celebrate their animals," said Deb Elliot, Potter League volunteer, as she greeted her two and four-legged friends at the 22nd annual Heart and Soul Walk For the Animals. The fundraising event to benefit The Potter League For Animals was held Sunday at Glen Park. The Potter League is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals and provides shelter and care for lost or unwanted companion animals. Event coordinators said they hoped to raise upwards of $80,000 at this year's walk through donations from participants, business sponsorship and the efforts of the community. Patty Spiegel, Board of Directors president, says she enjoys the event and "seeing all of the happy …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
A look at some howling good times at the Potter League, both recently passed and coming up quick, along with some purrrfectly cute companions ready for a new home.
Happy "Cinco de Meow!" The Potter League for Animals had a busy recent month with the adoptions of 45 dogs, 25 cats, 9 birds and 7 other small animals over the last four weeks. The other great news is there's no sign of anything quieting down soon for our furry friends on Oliphant Lane. The Potter League remains very busy this month running "Cinco de Meow," a special cat adoption promotion. They also recently awarded prizes for their Fourth Annual Poster Contest and currently are hosting a jewelry trunk show as a fundraiser, all the while prepping for one of their biggest fundraisers of the year. The Heart & Sole Walk for Animals is scheduled for Sunday, June 5 at Glen Park. Choose between a 1- or 3-mile walk with your favorite four-legged…
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
See this month's featured pets in need of good homes and check out all all the events and happenings coming up for people and pets.
April continues to be a busy month at the Potter League for Animals with activities for humans and pets of all ages. There's still some time left to enter the "Be Kind to Animals Poster Contest" for students in grades K to 12. Contestants can choose the theme of “Cats: The Purrrfect Pet” or “Save Our Sea Turtles (The Leatherback: An endangered species in RI).” Entrants can use any media to create a 17-inch by 11-inch poster. The winning entries will have their works featured in the Potter League newsletter and will receive recognition at an award ceremony on May 4. Entries must be submitted by April 15. With Easter coming up on Sunday, April 24 many people like the idea of giving pet rabbits to their children as an Easter gift. The Potter …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
A look back on the week that was in Middletown.
Here's a look back at the recent week in Middletown, through the different perspectives of our friends, neighbors and elected officials: "We found out that Cream Cheese's new name is 'Abby' and she does respond to that name." Patch user Caleb Cook, offering a community tip to help a local pet owner find their missing beagle, who was last seen near the YMCA and Sea Whale Motel. “Looking at our numbers, we have literally doubled what we were doing in December and January. We are up by 100 percent for that one location.” Lloyd Albert, spokesperson for the Rhode Island AAA Southern New England branches, explaining the surge in business seen at the Middletown AAA office since the Middletown DMV closed in February. “After a thorough and …
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
A look at what's going on and who needs a home at the Potter League for Animals this month.
This month at the Potter League for Animals, continue the "march into reading" spirit by taking advantage of a monthly story hour that features books, music and crafts for children ages 2 to 5, plus check out a calendar full of events and shelter filled with new and older looking for good homes. A small group of toddlers gathers once a month for the Waggin' Tales Story Hour led by Director of Humane Education, Lynne Mallonee. The story hour is geared towards children ages two to five years old with age appropriate stories, music and craft activities. One story hour we checked out started off with the reading of "Man Gave Names to All the Animals" by Bob Dylan. Next, Mallonee played an animal themed guessing game using pictures of animals…