Calendar of Events

Potter Pet U: Fighting Animal Cruelty

Presented by Joe Warzycha, Animal Cruelty Officer & Humane Investigator, RISPCA
Wednesday, May 17th from 6:00 - 7:00 pm
at the Potter League for Animals

Every animal has the right to be treated with compassion, however this is not always the case. Join us this month as Rhode Island’s only Animal Cruelty Officer & Humane Investigator takes us through the process of a complaint from its origin through adjudication in the court system. As part of that we will touch upon specific Rhode Island Laws pertaining to animal cruelty and use past case studies to explain them in more detail. Please be warned, some material may be graphic in nature as photographs from actual cases will be used. Pre-registering is suggested by contacting Eleanor Hanson at 401.846.8276 ext. 120 or by email to Free and open to the public.

Scoop for Paws

Sunday, May 21st
at Ben & Jerry's Newport, 359 Thames St, Newport, RI

Who doesn't love ice cream?! Ben & Jerry's in Newport, RI will host its annual Scoop for Paws on Sunday, May 21st from 5 - 8 pm. Enjoy a beautiful evening topped off with some delicious ice cream that benefits the Potter League! Thank you to Ben & Jerry's for donating 25% of sales to the Potter League! Bow wow!

Newport Restaurant Group's Annual "I Love PL" Night

Thursday, May 25th
at 22 Bowen’s, Smoke House, The Mooring or The Boat House

Newport Restaurant Group will host their annual I ♥ PL Night on Thursday evening, May 25.
How it works:
1. Visit 22 Bowen’s, Smoke House, The Mooring or The Boat House in Tiverton
2. Write "I LOVE PL" or "I ♥ PL" on your receipt
3. Newport Restaurant Group will donate $5.00 to the Heart & Sole Walk for every I ♥ PL they get on a receipt! It's as easy as that!

Heart and Sole Walk for the Animals

Sunday, June 4th
at the Glen Park.

Join hundreds of people and their dogs as they celebrate with the Potter League for this year’s Heart & Sole Walk! Last year was the biggest and best yet, exceeding the fundraising goal of $100,000. Funds raised through the Heart & Sole Walk provide second chances, in addition to medical care, food, and a safe warm bed for nearly 2,000 animals every year. Learn more or Register Now! If you would like information on our underwriting opportunities for the Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals please contact Susan Ryan at 401-846-0592 or email

Microchip Clinic

Tuesday, June 6th from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
at the Potter League for Animals

A microchip is your pet’s ticket home! Come to the Potter League and have your pet microchipped! It is $25 per microchip (cash or check only please) and includes lifetime registration. Pre-registration is required by calling 401.846.8276 or Open to the public. Dogs MUST be leashed. Cats MUST be in carriers.

Pet Loss Support Group

Saturday, June 10th at 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Please RSVP by Friday, June 8th
at the Potter League for Animals

The Pet Loss Support Group meets monthly. Pre-registration is required. This free program provides supportive help for those who have been touched by the loss of a pet anticipating the loss of a pet or dealing with the difficult decision of euthanasia. For more information or for immediate support, please email or call Jill at 846-8276 ext. 122. Free and open to the public.

Love Some Bunny Days

If you're interested in adopting a bunny or just want to learn more about these loving creatures, visit us during our Love Some Bunny Days. We will provide you with lots of good information and you can visit with all our bunnies that are available for adoptions. 

Love Some Bunny Days are held every Tuesday from 3:30 - 4:30 pm and the 4th Saturday of every month from 1:30 - 3:30pm. No pre-registration required. Questions? Call us at 401.846.8276 or email

Doggy 101

Every Sunday at 1:00 pm
at the Potter League for Animals

Our Doggy 101 session includes information on common puppy behavior & management, as well as focused time with our dog behavior staff. We allow lots of time for questions and answers. At this session you will also receive coupons for your discounted puppy training class and learn about other post adoption support we offer. Doggy 101 classes are held regularly throughout the month and are free of charge. Well-behaved children that can sit for one hour are welcome to attend. Humans only and no dogs please.
Pre-registration is required by calling us at 401.846.8276 ext. 101 or


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