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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

From Animal Rescue Rhode Island



M A R C H  2 0 2 3  E D I T I O N


A Message From Our Executive Director

Dear Friends,

At the heart of ARRI is our commitment to go to any length for the pets in our care.  That means we’ll always put our pets’ best interests first and do everything possible for them. 

I’m happy to share that our long-planned kennel renovation is underway and should be completed by mid-March.  The conversion of two regular kennels to isolation kennels will increase our isolation capacity, providing critical space should any of the dogs in our care need a place to recover from an illness or injury.  

Thank you to the caring donors who made these renovations possible and helped us honor our commitment for all the pets who come through our doors! Truly, we couldn’t have done it without you. 

In gratitude,

Liz Skrobisch, Executive Director


Free Lunch Workshop At George's Of Galilee

Want to become a superhero to your favorite non-profits? Join us at ARRI's FREE lunch and informational session and learn how! Hosted by Legacy Financial Advisors, Inc. and Larry McHugh, RICP, the workshop will be held on Wednesday, March 22nd, at George's of Galilee in Narragansett from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. 

In this presentation, you'll learn about the new, 2023 federal rules for charitable giving and deductions. You'll also learn smart ways to give to your desired charities in 2023 and beyond. The live Q & A will cover:  

· Charitable Trusts

· Charitable Gift Annuities

· Charitable IRA Contributions 

Seats are limited, so register today!


FREE Upcoming ARRI Events In March & April

· Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade, Saturday, March 11th: Come see ARRI in the 67th Annual Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade! We'll have staff and volunteers in our new ARRI van. Parade begins at 11:00 am at Newport City Hall and lasts approximately two hours. 

· Pet Meets Baby class, Wednesday, March 15th:  Are you, or is someone you know, expecting a baby? Are you adopting or fostering a child? Is there a pet already in the home? A new little family member can be upsetting or confusing to some pets, as they’ll feel the change. Join us in the ARRI Community Room from 6:00-8:30pm to learn how to ensure a safe transition for everyone. Register HERE

· 10th Annual Pints for Paws at the Mews Tavern, April 1st - April 30th: All month long, order a beverage from their special menu, and the Mews will donate $1 to ARRI! Bring a pet food donation with you, and you'll get 10% off your bill (coupon valid only during the month of April, limit 1 per person, can't be combined with any other offer, valid on dine-in only). 

· Watercolors and Pets, Tuesday, April 11th:  A program for children ages 8-12. Susan Greco, a locally known watercolor artist, will guide the class to paint a pet portrait with watercolors. Sponsored by The Bubblah, a children's e-magazine, this class will be held in the ARRI Community Room from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Supplies will be provided. This program is free, but if you'd like to make a donation to our shelter, please visit our wish list HERE. Registration is required and limited to two children per household. Register HERE

· Egg-Cellent Eggs!, Thursday, April 13th:  This class, for children ages 5-7, will be led by Jane Deming, ARRI's Humane Education consultant. Egg-Cellent Eggs! is a fun, interactive class where children will learn about both the various animals that lay eggs and some that don't. The class will be held in the ARRI Community Room from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is a free program, but donations from our wish list are welcome (click HERE). Registration is required and limited to two children per household. Register HERE


Don't Miss The ARRI Yard Sale

Saturday, March 4th, 9AM-Noon!

Our basement is full, and it's time to make space! For sale will be new and gently used items for dogs and cats, including pet beds, collars, harnesses, leashes, clothes, grooming items, and more! Don't miss out on these deals! Payment may be made by cash, check, or Venmo.

 See you there!


Donate An In-Kind Gift To ARRI

Do you have a special item or gift card to donate for an upcoming ARRI event?

We would love to hear from you!

Contact Allison at

Thank you!



Meet Fun Bun!

Hop into our shelter and meet Fun Bun, the most adorable bunny you'll ever see! Fun Bun is about three years old, and her outgoing, friendly nature has quickly made her a staff favorite. Fun Bun LOVES to be petted, so her adopter must be willing to give her LOTS of head and back scratches! This beauty with the long eyelashes is looking for an indoor home where she can be loved and spoiled and have plenty of time to roam around outside her pen and stretch her legs each day. Don't miss your chance to give this precious girl a loving home!


Happy Endings

Our goal is to bring best friends and families together, and it's truly gratifying when we're able to find homes for our furry friends!

Thank you all SO much for all of your help and for allowing us to take such a sweet girl home with us. I wanted to immediately share a photo of her, as she made herself right at home as soon as we walked in...well...after she sniffed every inch of the place first :)

We're so grateful to be able to give her a loving home, and we can't thank you all enough! 

Shelby and Christopher  

Jasper is doing very well! He has become very social and loves playing with his toys and snuggling in bed. He settled in very quickly. We love him dearly!



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Shelter Address: 506B Curtis Corner Road, Peace Dale, RI 02879
Mailing Address: PO Box 458, Wakefield, RI 02880
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