For over 27 years, the Potter League for Animals has continually offered Humane Education Programs to the youth of Newport County and beyond. Perhaps our organization’s strong commitment to education stems from the inspiration of our three founders. In 1928, one of the first activities of the fledgling group was to present a humane education meeting to educate children in Newport schools about cruelty to animals and ask students to take the Bands of Mercy pledge.
The Potter League still strongly believes education is the key to reduce the neglect, abuse and abandonment of companion animals and to promote respect for wildlife. Each year over 700 lessons and mentoring sessions are presented. The Potter League offers a wide variety of programs, which strive to reduce the root causes of animal suffering and enhance the human/animal bond.
Our humane education offerings include:
- School based programs for third and seventh grade students
- Pre-School and School Presentations on various humane subjects
- Lessons on Responsible Pet Care and Safety for all grade levels
- Programs for Scouts and other youth groups
- Specialty Programs on Sea Turtles and Coyotes
- Shelter Tours
- Reading Fur Fun
- Happy Tails Day Camp and Vacation School Program
- Birthday Parties
For more information, contact Anastacia Southland by phone at 401.846.0592 or e-mail