An Award Winning Facility*
For 82 years, the Potter League has sheltered and cared for over 150,000 animals and introduced progressive outreach programs. In November of 2008, we replaced our outdated and inefficient structure with a state-of-the-art animal care and education center. Gone are the concrete and chain-link dog kennels and small stainless steel cat cages. They have been replaced with bright, well-ventilated adoption rooms.
Although our successful, $7.8 million capital campaign ended in 2010, the League is still paying down a construction loan. Many exciting naming opportunities still exist. Beautiful indoor tiles, outdoor pavers and stone benches which are available for inscription support this project as well.
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Our animal care and education center provides the right environment for animals to remain physically and mentally healthy until new adoptive homes are found. We have embarked on the kind of change zoos made decades ago when they removed the steel bars and created natural habitats. The Potter League has built a comfortable,home-like setting where companion animals thrive.
In addition, we now have a spacious Behavior & Training Center and a large Humane Education Classroom. This allows for considerable expansion of the community outreach programs which help us fulfill our mission.
Click here to see more photos of our building and to learn how about the high standards of care provided to our animals.
For more information about remaining naming opportunities which range from $5,000 to $3.5 million, contact: Executive Director Christie Smith or call the Development Office at the Potter League at 401-846-0592.
*In 2009, Our facility was the first animal shelter in the nation to receive a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) by the US Green Building Council. We are also the first building in the state of Rhode Island to receive this distinction.
In 2009, the Potter League was awarded the Garden Club of America's Conservation Commendation for our green design.
In 2009, the new Potter League received the Finalist Award in the Social & Community Services category for the Providence Business News Innovation Awards 2009.
In 2008, we were awarded the Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Business Award in the Non-Profit Category.