Marvin was relinquished to the shelter twice in his life and knew what it is like to live on the other side of the tracks. He also knew the feeling of loneliness, having lived in a cement cage with little human or animal interaction.

For Marvin, his second chance came on November 1, 2002 when he was adopted by Dr. E.J. Finocchio. The Marvin Fund was established in hopes of giving other pets in need of food, shelter or medical attention a second chance too.

In the eight additional years before he passed away, Marvin served as the RISPCA’s mascot here at the shelter during the day (going home each evening with Dr. Finocchio). He also went to hospitals and schools, and brought comfort and joy to thousands of people. We will always remember him with love, and we still miss him.

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