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LoveBash for Animals 2024

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - April 30 @ 10:30 pm

Thank you for making LoveBash for Animals 2024 presented by The Kissel Family a success! 

An evening where compassion met celebration – it’s was not just an event; it was a lifeline for animals and pet families in need.

As we reflect on the memorable evening we shared on Friday night, we are reminded of the profound significance of our cause. We celebrated not only the 50th year of the LoveBash for Animals but also commemorated a remarkable milestone: the 95th anniversary of the Potter League for Animals. It truly was an extraordinary evening at the LoveBash for Animals, presented by The Kissel Family! We were overwhelmed by the incredible love and support.
For nearly a century, the Potter League has been a steadfast beacon of hope, healing, and love for thousands of animals in need. Our unwavering dedication, along with the support of our sponsors and key individuals, has provided countless animals with the second chance they so rightly deserve.
We extend our deepest gratitude to our sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: The Kissel Family
Guardian Angel Sponsors: Kim Kirby Interior Design, Kirby Perkins Construction, Pella Windows & Doors of Southern New England
Best Friend Sponsors: BankNewport, & Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Community Humane Heroes: Hill’s Pet Nutrition, BankRI, Portsmouth Veterinary Clinic, Southcoast Health
P.S. I Love You Pet Photo Contest Sponsors: Beau Tyler & Memorial Funeral Home
In-Kind Sponsors: WPRI 12, Aspects, Inc., JDI Productions, Wild Season Florals, What’s Up Newp, Pranzi Tents & Events, Photography by Jessica Pohl, Ashley Timms Photography – New England Dog Photography, & Wyndham Newport at the Atlantic Resort
We also extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended, generously donated, and participated in the various activities throughout the evening. Your contributions, whether through bidding on auction items, participating in games, crafting toys, creating hearts for the Tree of Love, or simply spending time with the adorable puppies, made the event truly special.
Special thanks to our engaging MC for the evening, Will Gilbert from The Rhode Show, whose charm and wit added an extra layer of magic to the event.
We are deeply honored by the presence of esteemed guests such as Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Congressman Gabe Amo, whose unwavering commitment to our cause exemplifies true leadership. We are also grateful for the presence of Newport Mayor Xaykham Khamsyvoravong, and RI State Senator Linda Ujifusa, whose dedication to our community’s well-being is truly commendable.
We were privileged to bestow the prestigious Potter League for Animals Leadership Award upon Elena Kissel, in recognition of her exemplary dedication and tireless efforts in championing the welfare of animals. Her unwavering commitment serves as an inspiration to us all, and we are deeply grateful for her profound impact on our cause. Thank you, Elena, for your outstanding leadership and unwavering support.
Through our collective efforts, we continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of animals in need, ensuring they receive the love, care, and support they deserve. Thank you for being part of this journey with us. Your unwavering support and enthusiasm are invaluable, and we are deeply grateful for your commitment to making a difference in the lives of animals in need.
Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and dedication. Together, we are creating positive change and providing hope for a brighter future for animals in our community.
Here’s a sneak peek of the event captured by Photography by Jessica Pohl! Stay tuned for more photos coming soon.

Join Us in Making a Difference: The impact of your support can still be felt. Make a donation, you’re helping us make a meaningful difference in our community.

Stay Connected: Have questions or need more details? Reach out to Connie Kile, Director of Events & Corporate Relations, at ckile@potterleague.org or 401-846-0592 ext. 125.


April 5 @ 6:30 pm
April 30 @ 10:30 pm
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Connie Kile
401-846-0592 ext 125


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240 Aquidneck Ave
Middletown, RI 02842 United States
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