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Thank you so much to everyone who attended our first annual Santapaws Holiday Bazaar!
Current Fundraising Opportunities
“Subaru’s Share the Love Program”
Anchor Subaru in North Smithfield will donate $250 for every new Subaru sold from now until January 2nd to a charity of the customer’s choice. They have kindly chosen the Rhode Island SPCA as the local charity option for their customers. Check it out at Share the Love.
Furry Saturdays at the RISPCA The 2nd Saturday of every month. Check out our Furry Saturdays page to get details on this fun program for kids aged 9-13 years. There is no charge for the program, but pre-registration is appreciated.
The next session is Saturday, January 12th at 9am, here at the shelter. The topic is tentatively Sugar Gliders.
Wildlife Rehabilitation Sub-Permittee Training Saturday, January 24th 10am – 4pm. Pre-registration is required. There is a $70 fee for materials. This course will be co-taught by Lorna Steele, a Level II-X rehabilitator with over 30 years of experience; Kristin Fletcher, the Executive Director of the Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of Rhode Island; and Dr. Chi Chan, the wildlife veterinarian, and is required training for rehabilitating wild birds or mammals in the state of Rhode Island. Plan to bring your lunch, as there will only be a half hour break for lunch. Additional details will be posted soon. Meanwhile, questions can be addressed to email@example.com.
Foster Kitten Care Saturday, March 28th, 2015 11am – 1pm. Save the date! Just in time for foster kitten season, please join us for this mandatory training for foster care givers. Learn how to bottle-feed, recognize the stages of a kitten’s development, look out for signs of illness, and other important information. Check out our Foster Care Program.
Rehabilitating a Rescue Dog Saturday, April 11, 2015 11am – 1:30pm – Dogs rescued from high-kill shelters in the south, from abuse cases, or from neglect, often come to new owners with a unique set of behavioural challenges. This program is about what behaviours you might see and ways to train your dog into a healthier dynamic. Members of the public are welcome, and if you are considering fostering rescue dogs for the RISPCA, this program is required training. Registration is required. Please email Lorna Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pet Loss Support
Our new Pet Loss Support Group is facilitated by Shelley Riley, who holds a Master’s degree in Holistic Counseling. Group meetings will be scheduled as needed. There is no charge to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please see our Rainbow Bridge & Pet Loss Support page for more details.
Volunteer Orientations In order to attend a volunteer orientation, you must have already filled out an application,and spoken to our Volunteer coordinator, Jim McGee. To find out more about volunteering, please check out the Volunteer page.
Save the Dates!
The RISPCA holds a number of events throughout the year, and as we get the dates we’ll post them here. Mark your calendars and please join us.
Annual Hearts & Paws Pasta Dinner: Friday, March 20, 2015. Tickets for this event sell out EVERY year! They will be available for sale on January 2, 2015. For more information, please visit the Hearts & Paws Pasta Dinner page.
Pitter Patter of Tiny Paws Spring Baby Shower: Saturday, March 28, 2015. Please bring a donation from the Foster Program Wish List, and enjoy refreshments with your child, kids’ crafts and face painting, and interacting with adorable small pets. For more information, please visit the Spring Baby Shower page.