September 2020
Greetings!
Can you believe September is already here? Pumpkin spice, hooded sweatshirts, and the switch to hot coffee are upon us and it also means its DOG WALK TIME! 

If we had to sum up 2020 into two short hashtags we would say #adapt and #overcome. And that is what the Rhode Island SPCA has done for the past 150 years. Adapt to the changes in our communities and overcome all obstacles in order to fulfill our mission of helping those who cannot speak for themselves. Fundraising is crucial to accomplishing this mission, and with all but this one fundraising event canceled, we need you now more than ever.
 
We are asking YOU to help us succeed!

We are #StillWalking and continuing our 18-year tradition of providing a fun, family-friendly, all-inclusive walk fundraiser - Virtually! It doesn't matter how many steps you take. It doesn't matter how or where you take those steps! Every. Step. Counts. towards raising awareness to help raise funds for the animals. 

Register & Participate in our weekly #challenges, win cool prizes, and most importantly FUNraise to support the critical programs and services we provide for the pets and the people who love them in our community.
 
Sincerely,
Connie Kile
Director of Development & Community Engagement
ckile@rispca.com 401-438-8150 x8
What We're Wishing For...
What would our animals like? Here's our Top 5 Wish List items for September!

  1. Bully Sticks
  2. Warmie Discs
  3. Clorox Wipes (ok, maybe our staff is hoping for this one)!
  4. Cat Dancers & Cat Charmers
  5. Freeze Dried Treats
You're welcome to drop off items at our shelter or take a look at the full list and order online through our Amazon Wish List. Our staff, volunteers and animals thank you!
Never Too Young To Make A Difference
Who are these two AMAZING animal lovers??? Say hello and get ready to give some high fives to Sophia and her sister Meah! Sophia did a fundraiser all on her own to help shelter animals and her wish is to one day run her own rescue and help more dogs and cats! Way to go!!!!

To learn about ways you can help, contact our Humane Education Department at 401-38-8150 X4 or email amy@RISPCA.com.
Sneak Peek...Raffle Prizes!
Our #pawsinthepark2020 dog walk always has amazing raffle prizes and this year we may have gone virtual but we promise to not disappoint!!
J & J Materials's Ledgestone Fire Pit, Tatutina original designs, Hope Rope Co goodies,a 6 month Biscuit of the Month Club certificate from Jack's Snacks dog bakery, a relaxing mani pedi from First Class Mobile Beauty Services, The Granny Squibb Company 3 month subscription of iced tea and shopping for your pet at Rumford Pet Center! This is just a taste of local businesses that are offering up products & services to help us raise $$ for the animals!
Earn raffle tickets by participating in weekly virtual games and challenges! >>>Register Today!
ABC6 News Pick of the Litter
Countless animals have been adopted because of our weekly ABC6 News segment,"Pick of the Litter" with Chelsea Priest. We'd like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for their support and hope that you tune in every Tuesday at Noon to see our featured pet for adoption. This partnership is truly a life-saver for so many animals in our community!

This week's Pick of the Litter is Olive! >>>Take A Look!
It's Not Just For The Pups!
Our Virtual Paws In The Park event is not just for the pups...meet Farley! He's our first cat who's registered and ready to compete & fundraise for our animals. Register & FUNraise! We wanna see dog people, cat people, rabbit people, ferret people...we need ALL our animal loving friends to help us save more animals!
Join Our Team!
Are you passionate about animals and want to be part of a team that makes a positive impact in our community every day?

The Rhode Island SPCA is seeking a compassionate, self-motivated certified Veterinarian to be our full time Director of Shelter Medicine >>>Learn More

Animal Talk Visit!
We'd like to thank our friends from Animal Talk for coming by this month! They were here to meet our adoptable animals and help us spread the word about adopting your next new best friend! >>>Take A Look!
Take Us Home!
Happy Tails...Gus!
Do you remember Figaro?!? He is one of EIGHTY-SEVEN animals adopted in August! Here he is on his #gotchaday with his new parents!

A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who chose to adopt at the Rhode Island SPCA!
We'd love to hear from you! Send your happy tails & pics to kjewell@rispca.com.
THANK YOU to our Paws In The Park 2020 Sponsors!
Best Friend Sponsors
Big Dog Sponsors
PM Inc. Masonry Contractors
Companion Sponsors
Paw Print Sponsors
Mark your calendars for our 18th annual VIRTUAL Paws In The Park dog walk on Saturday, September 26th from 11:30AM - 12:30PM!
Celebrating 150 years of
"speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves"
1870 ~ 2020
Founded in 1870, the Rhode Island SPCA is not only the oldest humane organization in the state of Rhode Island but the third oldest in the United States. 2020 marks our 150th anniversary of providing critical programs and services for the animals and people in our community. As a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we rely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations and are not affiliated with any national humane organization.
Rhode Island SPCA | 86 Amaral Street Riverside, RI 02915
401.438.8150 | info@rispca.com | rispca.com