COVID-19 Response and Information

The Potter League for Animals is still committed as ever to saving the lives of the animals in our care while also keeping public health and safety a top priority. We will update this page with any new developments; we appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this situation together with the communities we serve. 

What’s Happening at the Potter League for Animals Right Now: 

Update 5/20/2021:
The Potter League’s Animal Care & Adoption Center is open.
The Potter League Spay & Neuter Clinic is operating by appointment-only.
The Potter League Pets In Need Veterinary Clinic is still currently operating by curbside pick-up/drop-off appointment only.

In accordance with the CDC guidelines, we ask visitors and clients not yet fully vaccinated to please wear a mask while visiting. We also ask everyone to please maintain 3 ft of social distance.
Thank you!

For additional information about any of these programs or services, please call 401.846.8276 or visit https://potterleague.org/resources/covid-19-updates/.

Our Services


Animal Care and Adoption Center is open for adoptions. You do not need an appointment to visit or view animals.

Strays and Surrenders

We will continue to receive pets from the municipalities we are contracted with as we always have and ask that surrenders are still done by appointments.

Other Services

Volunteer Program

We are currently bringing back our current volunteer program and will be accepting new volunteers in July.

Humane Education

Due to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision and will not be offering our 2021 Summer Camp Happy Tails program. Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all in 2022!

Dog Training Center

Our Dog Behavior & Training Center is open for classes & playgroups at full capacity. All those wishing to attend must register for class and playgroups prior to attending.

Our free Behavior Helpline is still available. Problem behaviors? Stumped or frustrated? Contact 401-846-8276 ext. 119 or Helpline@potterleague.org

Potter Pet Food Pantry

Our Potter Pet Food Pantry will be available to anyone experiencing financial hardship and might need a little help providing food for their beloved pet(s). For assistance, please call 401-846-8276 or email us at community@potterleague.org

Spay & Neuter Clinic

Our Spay & Neuter Clinic is open by appointments. Please note our call volume is extremely high, as we have been receiving hundreds of calls for appointments, so please know it may take a number of weeks for your pet to receive an appointment. We appreciate your patience at this time. If you have questions about an existing appointment, please reach out to our clinic at clinic@potterleague.org.

Pets in Need Veterinary Clinic

We are open! At this time we are only able to provide care to existing PIN Clinic clients with urgent medical needs. We hope to start providing care to new clients again very soon. Please note that PIN is not providing spay/neuter surgeries at this time, please contact our Spay & Neuter Clinic for spay/neuter inquires.

We have been receiving hundreds of calls for appointments so please know it may take a number of weeks for your pet to receive an appointment.

How you can help:


We encourage all those interested in fostering an animal to please complete a foster application here. Please note, due to an overwhelming response, we do not need any additional volunteers or foster caregivers at this time, but we will post here if this changes. You can also donate to help the animals at the Potter League for Animals. 


Consider donating items from our wish list. Our biggest need is dog & cat treats for the dogs. Any food donations would be graciously accepted for our Potter Pet Food Pantry. 

We are also in need of financial contributions to help us care for the animals during this time. We are a local non-profit who relies on our community’s support to care for these animals. We receive no government funding, we have no umbrella organization overseeing us or providing us funding, and we are not associated with any other national or local humane society. We are 100% community funded and we need that support to continue during this time. Please consider making a donation to help us care for the animals during and after this time.


Our Animal Care & Adoption Center continues to operate with modified hours of operation from 10 am – 5 pm daily during this time to assist with any questions you might have. If you have questions, please email us at info@potterleague.org or call us at 401-846-8276.

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