Rhode Island Foundation to Announce Nearly $500,000 in Grants for Animal Welfare Programs

Will fund everything from low-cost veterinary care for needy pet owners to re-opening the seal pool at the Roger Williams Park Zoo

WHAT: The Rhode Island Foundation will announce that dozens of animal welfare programs across the state will share nearly $500,000 in grants for everything from underwriting low-cost veterinary care for the pets of needy Rhode Islanders to re-opening the seal pool at the Roger Williams Park Zoo. The Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare funds organizations that promote and provide humane treatment of animals or work more generally on the welfare of animals. Representatives of many of the programs that will receive funding will attend the announcement.

WHEN AND WHERE: Thurs., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. at the R.I. Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA), 186 Amaral St., East Providence.

WHO: Adrian Bonéy of the Foundation’s animal welfare program; Dr. Ernest Finocchio of the RISPCA; Liz Skrobisch, Ocean State Community Spay/Neuter Clinic; State Veterinarian Dr. Scott Marshall and a local pet owner.

HIGHLIGHTS: Find out how pet owners can benefit from the programs. Talk with shelter officials about how they will use the grants. Listen to a pet owner explain why affordable veterinary care is so important. Tour the shelter and see the dogs and cats that are up for adoption.


LocationOne Union Station
Providence, RI 02903


(401) 274-4564

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