Using their remarkable sense of smell, leashed dogs will hunt for eggs filled with biscuits and other surprises for dogs and their people!
Potter League For Animals
Friday, March 8, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Adopt Rosemary for a discounted price this week only
Despite the Chinese calendar designating 2013 as the Year of the Snake, the Potter League for Animals has overruled the animal for Newport County. This year has been declared The Year of the Cat by the shelter. Throughout the year, the Potter League will address various feline issues and challenges as well as encourage residents to adopt a cat. Every week, beginning Monday Feb. 4, one lucky cat will be featured for a discounted adoption price of $20.13 each week. The featured cat will be available for that price through Sunday at 4 p.m. On Monday, the Potter League announced the first cat of the week is Rosemary. According to the Potter League's Facebook page, she is 9-years-old, gorgeous, friendly, loving, independent, loves chin …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Potter League for Animals will hold its is annual Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals on Sunday, June 3, at Glen Park.
The Potter League for Animals will hold its 23nd annual Heart & Sole Walk for the Animals on Sunday, June 3, at Glen Park. The Heart & Sole Walk raises funds to care for homeless pets in need throughout the year. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges and earn great prizes at the same time. This year, adults who raise $125 and kids who raise $75 will receive a limited-edition Walk T-shirt and eco-friendly water bottle. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the shelter animals. This year, the walk will feature a first-ever Cat Lovers Unite Walk Team, the Pussy Footers. Teams from local schools, health clubs, small and large businesses are invited to form teams as an opportunity to build community and achieve special …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Potter League Board of Directors President Patty Spigel asks residents to thank animal shelter employees and volunteers during this national appreciation week.
If you are an animal lover, you certainly understand the human-animal bond and how strong it is. It makes no difference if your pet came to you from a reputable breeder of your own choosing or from the local shelter via adoption; you understand the deep connection that exists. Animal shelters all around the world help animals and people every day. The Potter League is such a shelter, right here in our community. Most of the animals that come into the care of the Potter League are lost, homeless, unwanted or sorrowfully relinquished because their owners can no longer care for them due to major life changes. The Potter League staff and volunteers are the ones who help these individuals and their animal(s) through the surrender process at …
Monday, September 12, 2011
The latest news and events at the Potter League for Animals for September 2011.
Felines, cats, kittens. No matter how you say it, the animal of the month at the Potter League for Animals is definitely the cat. Despite having adopted out 46 cats in the month of August, there are still 118 cats in the care of the shelter. They have even had to open more rooms to house the cats and display them to the public. If you’re thinking of adding a kitty to your home, now is a great time to visit the Potter League and see the wide variety of cats and kittens they have available for adoption. And check out the attached slideshow to view come of these cuties. Of course, if you favor the canine variety for pets, there are plenty of those as well--29 to be exact, which is nearly as many as they adopted out in the entire month of …
Sunday, August 7, 2011
All the latest news, events, and pets at the Potter League for Animals for the month of August.
There has been no summer vacation at the Potter League for Animals. The animal shelter has been bustling with adoptions, new incoming animals, reconnections between lost pets and their owners, and some exciting upcoming events. What's more, the Potter League still has a full house of animals in their care. Even after 125 animals found new homes last month alone, the shelter still has 106 cats, 22 dogs, and 10 other small animals in their care. That's before they receive a transport of another 20 dogs from North Carolina in the coming week. The good news for anyone looking to add a furry friend to your home is that right now there are many choices to find a great match to suit your family. Check out some of the newest residents at the …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Potter League shares their recommendations on how to keep your pets safe during extreme summer temperatures.
The heat is on! Summer’s hot temperatures make for great beach going and ice cream eating, and we all know that it also means sunscreen and lots of water to keep ourselves safe and hydrated, but what about our pets? The heat can take quite a toll on our four legged friends as well. We checked in with the Potter League to find out what steps pet owners need to take to ensure their safety on these hot summer days and what signs to take note of if your pet’s in danger. Just like their human owners, pets need extra water when it’s hot and should never be left in hot cars. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your pet. It’s important to make sure that your pet is kept in a well ventilated area. On the flip side, if you are going to leave …
Saturday, July 9, 2011
The Potter League for Animals has lots of new faces in its care ready for loving, new homes, as well as a summer camp for kids and several dog obedience classes starting soon.
"Adopt a Shelter Cat Month" at the Potter League for Animals in Middletown was a huge success in June, despite falling slightly short of its goal to get 75 cats adopted. The shelter paired 68 cats with new homes as well as 24 dogs, 12 small mammals, and 4 birds last month. Unfortunately, there are still 70 homeless cats, 36 dogs, and 9 other animals still looking for new homes. The good news is that if you haven’t yet found the perfect pet for you, there are lots of new faces at the shelter that might be “the one.” New Arrivals Twenty-nine new southern dogs arrived via Cloud Nine last week and there are many new faces in the kitty condos as well. Check out the slideshow to see just a few of the pets available for adoption that arrived at …
Monday, June 20, 2011
"Rags to Riches" story unfolds at Heart and Sole Walk For Animals.
Eight-year-old pug, Lola, sat comfortably in the arms of Julie Kaull sporting her new “crown collar” as queen of the recently-held 22nd annual Potter League Heart and Soul Walk For Animals. The pug, recently adopted by the Kaull family, had been, only weeks before, wandering the streets of Newport and taken to the shelter by local police. Ten-year-old Julie Kaull of Portsmouth, along with her mother Jane, had been volunteering at the shelter when the pug arrived and was immediately smitten. “We lost our own pug, Hannah, who had been with us for 17 years, in January,” said Julie, who felt that “getting a new dog right away would not fill the void,” but thought volunteering at the shelter would be “good therapy to help with the grieving …
Monday, June 6, 2011
It was a "pawsitively" spectacular day as hundreds descended on Glen Park for the 22nd annual Potter Shelter Heart and Sole Walk for Animals.
"This is the nicest family event and a wonderful way for people to celebrate their animals," said Deb Elliot, Potter League volunteer, as she greeted her two and four-legged friends at the 22nd annual Heart and Soul Walk For the Animals. The fundraising event to benefit The Potter League For Animals was held Sunday at Glen Park. The Potter League is dedicated to the humane treatment of all animals and provides shelter and care for lost or unwanted companion animals. Event coordinators said they hoped to raise upwards of $80,000 at this year's walk through donations from participants, business sponsorship and the efforts of the community. Patty Spiegel, Board of Directors president, says she enjoys the event and "seeing all of the happy …