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flooding that occurred and devastated much of the area. While I hoped to have a spring issue filled with new beginnings and positive stories, this year we are reporting on the

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the many animals literally swept away on that fateful day. Please read the article by Katenna Jones on page 10, and be sure to read the last few paragraphs to find out how you can help!

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made me want to cry happy tears, hug my dogs and dedicate my letter to the life of this amazing and very lucky dog and it’s family. “It appears almost too good to be true, but a dog has been found alive and well adrift at sea, an astonishing three weeks after the tsunami that devastated Japan. The dog appears to have survived by living in a partially submerged house that had been swept out to sea. Local television showed an aerial view of a brown medium-sized dog trotting around the roof of the house — the only part of it floating above water — before disappearing inside through a broken section of the roof. The coast guard rescuer tried to coax the dog out, but then went in after tearing a wider opening. He came out with the dog in his arms and they were transported back to safety by boat. The dog, named Ban was reunited with his owner after she saw the dogs rescue on television. Ban jumped to her owner and wagged her tail at their reunion more than three weeks after Japan’s tsunami.”

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they were in this area, they more than likely died.” An unknown number of cats met a slow and terrifying death as they instinctively hunkered down, hiding in small spaces, trying to become invisible to the rubble that crushed them, or the water that washed over them. Thousands of farm animals, unable to swim, confined to the stalls that were always intended to keep them safe. Trapped, as the ceilings and walls collapsed around them, with nowhere to run. Dogs left behind by families that were forced to flee with only their children in their arms. Left to look for food, stay warm in the cold weather, and wait for their people to return...injured, lost, scared, and alone. If you have a heart, any part of this event will break it.

But there is bright side to this tail. One example comes from the Kikuchi family, forced away from their home too quickly to rescue their dogs from the yard. Two days later, Mr. Kikuchi walked from the emergency shelter to his home with little hope that his dogs were alive. To his surprise, Towa, a two-year-old Sheltie and Melody, a one-year-old Golden Retriever, were waiting for him! “I don’t know how they survived. I was happy to see them because I had felt badly about leaving them behind,” said Mr. Kikuchi. He fed, watered, and cleaned up the dogs and went back to the shelter to share the news with his family, who soon came back to check on the dogs. His daughter said “When my father told me they Continued on page 12.

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Continued from page 11 were alive, I was so excited. It’s been so stressful. It’s so good to see them.” Mr. Kikuchi’s family will walk back to their dogs everyday to care for Towa and Melody, but won’t bring them to the shelter. “There are lots of people dead and it’s too much to ask to bring the dogs,” said Mr. Kikuchi. “It would be inconsiderate to other people’s sadness.” (Excerpts from Wall Street Journal, March 16, 2011) Some of you may have seen the YouTube video of the brown and white dog that would not leave his injured companion – clearly trying to tell rescuers that his friend needed help. The connection between the two animals is palpable as one dog tries desperately to save his companion. This story, too, has a happy ending. Both dogs were rescued and the injured dog received immediate veterinary care. Both dogs are doing fine. You can search “Ultimate Loyalty” on YouTube to view the heartbreaking footage. Additionally, there are people making a significant s On Find Ubook Face ee All A n d S c ti o n! T he A

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Tracy told me, sadly, at this point it’s not really a search and rescue effort as responders on the ground are engaged in a recovery effort. The primary focus right now is safety of the responders, and caring for the pets that managed to make it to the emergency shelters. The cats and dogs brought to the shelters by their families are not allowed into the human shelters for safety and health reasons, so most are forced to wait outside tied, housed in cars, or secured in crates. Tracy said they are terrified, cold, and hungry. So far, Red Star has provided $10,000, along with critically needed animal

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supplies, to support local animal relief efforts for the thousands of animals displaced by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear emergency. And there is more where that came from. When asked if pets would be transported out of Japan, Tracy made it very clear that is not in the best interest of anyone – primarily the animals. She said that animal emergency responders rarely relocate animals on national levels, much less internationally. There are Continued on page 14.



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Continued from page 13 thousands of animals being euthanized all over the US due to lack of homes. By bringing animals from Japan on a large scale, or from any other area for that matter, space would have to be made for them – which means other animals would have to die. Additionally, relocated Japanese pets would have no chance of being reunited with the families who miss and love them so dearly. Tracy added that transporting animals out of Japan, even on a small scale, is incredible stressful for the animals who would be forced to ride in the belly of a plane for 27 hrs, endure a mandatory 90 day international quarantine, and interact with humans from a completely different culture speaking a completely different language. The amount of stress would simply be inhumane. So what can you do? Tracy said there are three things you can do. First, donate. Tracy asks that donations be financial donations, rather than supplies, especially perishable supplies like food or medicine. Warehousing of supplies that are not yet needed and pick-up of shipped supplies are becoming burdensome for responders on the ground who are forced to deal with limited gas, vehicle, and personnel resources. You can donate now,

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the search is on for the 2011:

“DOG”MOTHER OF THE YEAR! Nominate Her For Dog Mom Of The Year!

We all know someone who has given of themselves, their time (and of their wallets) to help a dog in need. Let us now give them a huge resounding Thank You! Attention!! Calling all fantastic dog moms!! Mother’s Day is looming large on the horizon, and The Animal Print and our sponsors don’t want to leave dog moms out in the doghouse! We all know someone with children who are...ur, more furry and low to the ground that deserve some recognition. So here is your chance to let that special doggy mother in your life know just how appreciated she is:

Here’s how to win!

Write a short and to the point endorsement (500 words or less) about the woman you would like to nominate as The Animal Print’s 3rd Annual Dog Mom of the Year. Make sure you tell us exactly why you believe this doggy mother is so extraordinary and wonderful. The entries will be judged by a panel of professionals in the pet care field.

TIPS on What to Write:

Perhaps you know a lady who has rescued an unwanted doggy child from the pound or cold streets? Giving them a life and love that others who came before had denied them, and giving them that second chance stray animals so desperately need and deserve. Or a woman who has taken in a special needs dog, whether they suffered medical problems or behavioral challenges, sacrificing time and money to selflessly help a very special dog in need. Maybe you have a wonderful dog mom in your life who comes home after a hard day at work and doesn’t plop down on the sofa to watch TV and drink beer… but instead takes multiple eager – to – play pooches for a long romp in the park and cooks them homemade meals to boot. The winning Dog Mom will recieve oodles of gifts, pampering and appear in the next issue of the Animal Print along with the winning entry. So C’mon folks! Get out that pen and paper and give the incredible doggy mom YOU know a chance to be treated like the star she is.

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Deadline Is August 15, 2011

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Registration: 9 am to 12 pm Trophies awarded at 2:00 pm. $15.00 Registration fee and spectators are free. Show open to Antiques, Rods, Classics to 80 and all year Corvettes. Music by Cruisin Bruce Palmer. Bring a can of wet dog food or wet cat food and received an extra door prize ticket. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Warwick Animal Shelter.

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Dig Up Pet Events In Your


April 22nd Earthday

All of April thru May 22nd Mustang Awareness Visit Horse Play and meet The Mustangs!! Living Symbols of the American Spirit. Come see them up close as they play, hang out, pose for pics and get some love! Learn the history and help save the future for the Wild Ones! Our nation’s historical icons – The Wild Mustangs – are in danger! You can help! Informational packets will be available – Donations accepted Saturdays from 11:00am – 1:30pm Sundays 12:00pm – 2:30pm Please call (401)2943565 or (401)864-2943 Email horseplayri@ for more info. Horse Play is located at 143 Gilbert Stuart Road, Saunderstown, RI. Please call if you’d like to visit on another day or time Saturday, April 30th 1st Annual Pawpalooza♥ Please come and enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment! This charity event is to help raise money for the non profit organization, Hands That Heal. Hands That Heal’s mission is to assist the elderly and needy in caring for their animals. Please visit their web page for more information: The evening’s MC is the fabulous Kitty Litter and the entertainment is ADULT THEMED so 18+ will be admitted. This night will be packed with laughs and great music!!! *In addition to the fantastic entertainment, there will be a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and a penny social. Any donations would be greatly appreciated!* 6:00pm Kelly Gazzero VFW post #2812 1418 Plainfield Street Cranston, RI Tickets are $20 (18+ due to adult themed

comedy) and includes the evening’s entertainment and a delicious dinner. Tickets are now available! Please contact Audrey Manfredi at (401-232-0035) email:


Sunday, May 1, 2011 (rain date: May 7, 2011) 9th Annual Horse Ride Fundraiser Hosted by the RISPCA Goddard State Park, Warwick, RI There will be raffles, prizes, food fun! $ 25 registration fee per rider Prizes for t op fundraisers in the Junior and Adult categories. Participants must bring their own horse. For more info and to register visit Sunday May 1st Live Seminar On Real World Dog Training With Award-Winning Dog Trainer Jeff Gellman nationaly known dog trainer, radio host and public speaker: Jeff Gellman of Solid K9 Training, New England’s own Dog Whisperer, is enlivening Providence with another exciting and educational dog training seminar, 5pm-7pm at The Westin Providence! Jeff will present the four cornerstones of his no-nonsense, real world training, teach you deeper animal communication and the solid skills to effectively handle your dog, as well as explain distraction training and his philosophies on the “Power of The Pack”. Watch and listen to Jeff as you sit back and hang on for the ride as Jeff shows you how without food or bribery you can unleash the true spirit in you and your dog. This life-changing event will show you the way to happier, more peaceful existence with your dog! Following the seminar will be a cocktail hour, including cash bar and appetizers, with the opportunity to meet with Jeff and ask your questions directly. Learn more at or by calling 401-527-6354.

This is a human only event, so please leave your dogs at home. Saturday, May 14th The Providence Animal Rescue League’s PET WALK 2011 The Animal Print is thrilled to be a sponsor of this years Pet Walk! On Saturday, May 14th from 10am-3pm at Goddard State Park, Pet Walk 2011will offer community fun and games with family, friends and dogs (with a few surprises in store for you)! For more info visit www. or call (401) 421-1399.


Sunday, June 5th Pet Refuge 5th Annual Dog Walk “Walk For No Kill” Goddard State Park Carousel, Warwick, RI. Registration: 12:00 pm 2-mile Hike: 1:00 pm. Rain or Shine Walkers without dogs welcome! Pre-Registration Fee: $15.00 Fee Day of Walk: $20.00 Registration forms are available on-line at or at the Pet Refuge 500 Stony Lane North Kingstown, RI. 401-294-1115 Sunday June 5th Potter League’s Walk For Animals Join the Potter League For Animals on Sunday, June 5, for a day full of fun and wagging tails! There will be tons of activities for people of all ages and dogs of all stages of life! As a walker, you can help raise money for our furry friends at the Potter League by asking your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone else you may know to sponsor you in the walk. And remember, the more you raise, the more prizes you can win!! Join a team and raise Top Dog dollars! For more info visit

Neighborhood! Sunday, June 5, 2011 Unveiling Of NorthPaws Veterinary Center’s New Green Facility Join the NorthPaws Veterinary Center Team for the unveiling of our exciting new stateof-the-art, 6300sf animal hospital on June 5, 2011, 11am – 3pm. Green facility tours, pet demonstrations and family fun. Details at (We kindly ask that you bring your pets another time for their own safety! Thank You.) Sunday June 12 The 4th Annual Cause for Paws CLASSIC CAR SHOW (raindate June, 25th) Registration: 9 am to 12 pm. Trophies awarded at 2:00 pm. $15.00 Registration fee and spectators are free. Show open to Antiques, Rods, Classics to 80 and all year Corvettes. Music by Cruisin Bruce Palmer. Bring a can of wet dog food or wet cat food and received an extra



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door prize ticket. For more info: shelterhelp@friendsri.o All proceeds benefit the animals at the Warwick Animal Shelter.

WEEKLY/ MONTHY Every Saturday What Would Jeff Do? Real World Dog Training Talk Radio on AM 790 When: Saturdays 8-11am Station Hotline: 401-437-5000 Tune in, call in, and get saved.

Channel 6, there is another way to find a new best friend. Each week, channel 6 hosts a program called Pick of the Litter that features adoptable animals from the RISPCA. The Pet Zone hosted by Sandy Marcel A local access television show promoting happy, healthy and safe pets. The Pet Zone is shown in many southeastern MA towns. Website: For a full listing of channels and times visit

Every Tuesday “Pick of the Litter” Tuesdays at 12pm, Thanks to ABC

Happy Spring!

thank you for voting us #1 for two years in a row! - Dr. Jane Linden, DVM, and the staff at the Providence River Animal Hospital

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Continued from page 15 Third, prepare your own pets. It is critical that we learn from the past, and from our mistakes. A big problem in most disasters and a major reason why most animals don’t survive or are never reunited with their families is lack of preparation. For information on preparing your pets and family for a disaster in your area, visit for tips and information. The situation in Japan is devastating worldwide – it’s not just Japan’s problem. I’m asking you to do what you can: five dollars, five hundred dollars, five thousand dollars – it doesn’t matter. And I know as well as anyone, we are all finically strapped, we are all busy, and we are all in our own tough spot. I was laid off from American Humane Association less than a month ago when my department was cut for financial reasons. But if my work was cut to allow money to go the Red Star team’s work, then I couldn’t be happier. If you don’t think there’s anything you can do, then set this magazine down, look your pet in the eyes, and ask yourself: “What if it happened to me?”

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only see this college classmate and suite-mate at alumni reunions, in spring or fall, at 5 or 10 year intervals. Each time we meet I find out new and wondrous facets of his character, his fate, his personal progress. Doug was a blond boy from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and Yale introduced him to people from quite different backgrounds. He met Miriam at a Vassar “mixer” dance. She was small and dark, wore glasses (and a golden cross necklace) and spoke with a European accent. She was not at all his “type.” He rescued her from a fellow who treated her discourteously, and, at the close of our senior year, he married her. They had three lovely blonde daughters, one of whom graduated from our alma mater, and her own son in turn is a freshman at Yale. Doug and Miriam have ten grandchildren! At a previous New Haven rendezvous I found out the story of that necklace. It seems that Miriam put it on to protect herself from the anti-semitism of her girlhood in nazi-occuped Czechoslovakia. Her mother, in fact, had been a prisoner in Terezin, the death-camp near Prague. And Doug befriended his mother-in-law throughout her life. But all this is only a prelude to my narrative. It has to do with pets, not persons. “You may not believe this, but I had a parakeet in my law office in Washington, D.C. Like me, its best friend, my bird preferred classical music to talk radio. It went in for Mozart. The amazing thing is, it knew what button to press with its beak to turn on the sound. And, beyond that, yes, this is true, it could pick out the correct knob to hit to find the right music station!” Now, if it were somebody else showing off this performing parrot, I might write if off as a standard start of a joke. But not with Doug. He is honest, investigative, reliable, trustworthy as a boy scout. He went on. “I also kept tropical fish in a large tank. There was a large sort-of catfish that kept the aquarium clean. And it seemed to greet me and even follow my movements in the room. I really felt that we were chums. You know, Miriam and I have always had an excellent marriage, even though I don’t bring her to our reunions. Sometimes we have disagreements with our Continued on page 33.

{Health 25 }

Keep Every-Bunny Safe This Easter Easter and spring are a great time of year to get outside after winter, and enjoy the blooming flowers and fresh air. For people who celebrate Easter with chocolate goodies and Easter egg hunts, there are some tips to keep in mind to keep your pets safe.

1. As with other holidays and celebrations, keeping chocolate away from pets is a must. According to “…for a 10 pound dog, about 10 ounces of milk chocolate, 3 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate, or just one ounce of baking chocolate could be lethal.”

2. Keep an eye out for spring flower mixes and bouquets. Many of those plants are poisonous to all types of animals, including reptiles.

3. Beware of plastic grass for stuffing Easter baskets. This filling is not digestible and can cause intestinal damage if consumed by your pets.

4. If you create an Easter egg hunt in your backyard, make sure to get all the hardboiled eggs out of their hiding places. If left outside, the egg could rot and then be eaten by your pet. To guarantee this doesn’t happen, substitute plastic eggs, for real ones or draw a map of where you’ve hidden them all so you can double check that they’ve been found.


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Island Dog Design dog beds are not only stunning to look at, but also a healthy alternative for you, your dog, and your home. Made with premium quality natural latex foam, which is an eco-friendly plant based material, and will biodegrade in a landfill. It is also naturally antimicrobial - warding off dust-mites, mold and bacteria. The removable cover design is hand-screened onto 100% cotton machine washable twill. Island Dog is local, located right here in RI, and you know we like to keep it local! Currently available online at:

Ark Natural’s Neem “Protect” Shampoo and Neem “Protect” Spray

Environmentally friendly, gentle and a non-drying formula for cleaning dirt, oil and sebum from your pets including: dogs, cats, horses and other pet coats.The active ingredient in the shampoo is Neem, a tree native to the Indian subcontinent and in the spay, Neem and Citronella. Neem has been used for thousands of years by the people of India, Southeast Asia and Africa. In the natural product world it has many uses. Available at: Island Animal 24 Southwest Ave., Jamestown, RI

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GREEN YOUR SPRING! Continued from page 27

Healthy Clean Spray

All-natural biological cleaner that uses the same compounds Mother Nature uses to break down waste. Healthy Clean is the first green cleaning product that can be used to completely eliminate pet odors and stains by breaking down the bacteria that causes them into harmless by-products like oxygen and carbon dioxide. For more info or to purchase visit:

Plush and Petite Dog Toys by Simply Fido

These perfect playthings are sure to please your pup. Each classic character is made from organic cotton. The large plush comes with four squeakers for your big dogs while the petite is perfect for your smaller pups. Available at Whole Foods in Cranston, University Heights, and Providence.

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NorthPaws Veterinary Center Puts the “Green” in Greenville On June 5, 2011 NorthPaws Veterinary Center will open its doors to a bright green future. Their charming blue Victorian has been thoughtfully redesigned and repurposed into a state-of-the-art veterinary facility. The warm welcome that patients of Drs. Mark and Danielle Paradise have long been accustomed to is now energized by a new geothermal heating system and energy-efficient lighting. It is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream for these two dedicated veterinarians combining their passions for a very caring approach to advanced technique veterinary medicine and environmental sustainability. Walk up the welcoming wraparound porch (constructed with decking from recycled materials) and enter the spacious interior that has been completely renovated using recycled building materials and low VOC paints. Lighting controls activate when you enter and exit any treatment, exam, storage or lounge rooms to provide the highest efficiency in energy consumption. The floor plan has been carefully laid out to cater to the comfort of dogs and cats alike, housing the latest technology to provide the best AAHA-Accredited, professional patient care experience. “Going Green” at NorthPaws Veterinary Center is an ongoing team effort, with the new green facility also reflecting a strong staff commitment to environmental

practices operationally. NorthPaws’ digital X-ray equipment not only provides superior diagnostic images, but safely eliminates toxic film materials from going into the landfill, and the staff’s transition to a paperless practice and recycling used hospital and office products continues to significantly cut down on waste generated. Even the visiting kitties are onboard with the environmental initiative with their recycled shredded kitty litter! Join the NorthPaws Veterinary Center Team for the unveiling of our exciting new state-of-the-art, fully operational animal hospital on June 5, 2011. Green facility tours, pet demonstrations and family fun from 11am – 3pm. Details at (We kindly ask that you bring your pets another time for their own safety! Thank You.)

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Help Raise Funds and Awareness for Homeless Animals

Sunday, June 5, 2011 Glen Park in Portsmouth

10:00 am: Registration & Activities • 12noon: Walk Begins EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Famous Pet Contests Doggie Day Spa Dog Obstacle Course Agility and Rally-O Feline Furr-Tography Contest Lunch and Awards Ceremony

All Proceeds To Benefit Homeless Animals Register by Friday, June 3rd. There is a $15.00 registration fee ($30 for families) for those who do not pre-register by June 4.

For event information and to register online visit our website at

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Providence Animal Rescue League – Providence • 401.421.1399 •

Humo is a super sweet 1 year old Pitbull. He loves to be the center of attention and will overload you with kisses! He is very well behaved and knows his basic commands! He can sometimes be a little nervous with new people and situations, but warms up very quickly!

Denver is a super sweet 3 1/2 year Terrier Mix. He is a beautiful fellow with a beaming personality! He loves to run around and play fetch with sticks! He’s a gentle boy however he can get nervous at times, but warms up quickly once he’s comfortable.

Nala is around 5 years old and was brought in when her owner moved out of state. Nala is very friendly once she knows you but can take awhile to warm up. Nala would do best in an adults-only home with no other pets.

Honey Bunches of Cat is a little girl with a big name! She is definitely as sweet as honey! She is a friendly, affectionate lap cat who likes to be held. She has lived with children and other cats before. Honey especially likes to sit in cabinet drawers!

RISPCA – 186 Amaral Street , Riverside, RI • 401.438.8150 •

Max is a 9 year old Shepard Husky mix. His owners moved to a place that didn’t allow dogs so he had to be brought to the shelter. He is a sweet boy. Max’s favorite thing to do is swim! He would do good in an active household, where people could take him hiking and swimming.

Mimi is an 11month old pitbull mix. She is a beautiful girl and very sweet. She loves kids but would do best in a home with children above the age of 10. We are unsure how she is with other dogs or cats. She is still young and would benefit from some training. She will need a lot of exercise.

Anya is currently receiving medical care at the RISPCA, but will be available for adoption once she is healthy (‘she’ has not officially been gendered yet). Anya was left behind in an apartment and discovered an unknown time later by police, after both the heat and electricity had been shut off.

Sunny is a sweet, somewhat shy little 2 year old Netherland mix. She will be spayed soon and will be available to go home after that. Sunny came to us because her family no longer had time for her. She has lived with children and a dog, and may also make a good bonding candidate.

Potter League for Animals – Middletown, RI • 401-846-8276 •

Let Stella take the streetcar named desire into your heart! She is a dominant darling dog that loves to have it her way or the highway. She is currently in our Headstart Program to help her to learn her manners and to make her the best dog that she can be. She would do best in a home with adults.

Mocha is the perfect mix of savory and sweet! He’s great to cuddle up with late at night like a nice piece of chocolate and perky like a hot morning coffee. Mocha would do well in a home with older children and has lived with another dog, however he would not do well in a home with small animals.

Roxie is a showgirl sentenced to do time at the shelter for not playing nicely with children. We got her a top notch lawyer and this dame was acquitted. She prefers gentlemen and would do great as an only pet.

Dutchess is a spayed female tortie Domestic Short hair mix. She is about 2 years and 2 months old and is a sweet, playful kitty. She would do well in a home with kids and has lived with another cat. She really LOVES feather toys!

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Benjamin is friendly and active. He is great with kids and only ended up looking for a new home because one of his kids was allergic to him. Benjamin greets strangers with kisses. He has never been with cats, and needs a slow introduction to other dogs.

Betty Sue is sweet and affectionate. She was brought to our shelter by an agency that had helped rescue her from a bad situation. She is a little nervous but loves to be around people. She just wants hugs and pets and kisses. Betty Sue came to us very malnourished and with pressure sores on her wrists.

Buddy is a big, friendly puppy! He has been exposed to lots of children and loves to play with them. He is affectionate and food motivated. Buddy still needs a bit of socializing with stable dogs that will enforce some manners. He seems to want to chase cats.

Tyson really is a Chocolate Lab, but acts much more like your typical Chessie than like a lab. As any of you Chessie fans know, there are a few distinct differences in personality. He could get along with the right other dog, something without a dominant personality, but one that’s not overly timid either.

Scituate Animal Shelter – Clayville, RI • 401.647.7200 •

Tangerine is a Domestic Short Hair-Orange about 1-2 years old and very timid with people. Other cats OK. Adult only home with cat experience.

Ringo is a sweet timid boy who is just under a year old. He was born under a dumpster at a CVS on a very busy road. He lived under the dumpster the first 5 months of life until a kind samaritan brought him to the shelter in hopes of a better future for him. Now and we are desperately trying to find him a home.

Charlotte is an adorable chubby-faced young kitty about a year old. She gave birth under a woodpile in someone’s yard. That person brought her and her babies to the shelter where they would be kept safe. Charlotte’s babies have all been adopted and she is waiting patiently for her turn at a forever home.

Jeep is a sweet, affectionate boy. I would benefit greatly from a good long walk every day since I have a lot of energy and I like to bark, but then again, you would probably bark too if you were in a kennel for this long. I like to rub up and snuggle against the volunteers who come to play with me, so I have the potential to make a great lap dog.

Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue – Foster, RI • 401.623.1340 •

Ashley came into Sweet Binks right after the New Year. She was going to be a New Years Day dinner and thankfully, family members intervened and she was saved. She is a gorgeous bun, long eye lashes, about 11 lbs and long… She is spayed now and doing great with her litter box.

Bobby was born at Sweet Binks when his mom and dad were picked up by a local animal control and mom (Gina, adopted) gave birth shortly thereafter. His brother Blaze was recently adopted as a bond mate but Bobby is a little shyer and would be best adopted into an adult home.

Gigi was turned in to a local animal control but no information was taken on her… We believe she is about 3 years old and she was lactating when she arrived. She was very hormonal! Now she is spayed and hormones are balancing out and she won’t be quite so grumpy! She is a sweet rabbit.

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Sandi was in a shelter for a long time before coming to Sweet Binks and she is quite chunky! She is slimming down and getting exercise and looking good! Sandi is estimated to be about 2 or 3 years old, spayed and she may make as a good bonding candidate. She is sweet and playful and loves her freedom!

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Pet Groomer for new Facility wanted! Great Opportunity for Creative Hard Worker. YOU have min. 2 years experience, good people & dog skills, work with variety of dogs, can keep a clean shop, and have your own tools. About Us: We are a new pet care facility with a NEW GROOMING FACILITY .We offer professional atmosphere, that our clients (both human and canine) love! We strive for a green environment for us and our pets. Please respond with your resume or a written description of your work experience. Please include photos showing examples of your work Provide your name, email, and phone number indicating the best time to reach you. Please email to

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Wander Tails Continued from page 24. daughters and even grandchildren. Maybe that’s why the company of these pets meant so much to me, my own world with its good will and strange intimacy. I was going to Europe and brought back gifts for my cage and my tank. I put a cork toy from Portugal into the glass and water chamber of my catfish, (although it had another name) but it incredibly turned its back on me! It seemed angry rather than pleased. I have to tell you, this ended tragically. Turned out, there must have been a preservative in the souvenir, because the fish all died, and it broke my heart...” I guess in a way all stories actually end badly, or at least sadly. Especially pet stories. You rescue a creature, care for it, love it, bond with it, but, finally, you lose that relationship, inevitably, one way or another. My report is about the adaptability and intelligence of all god’s children, with feather or fin. But it focusses on folks who take them under their human wings of concern and protective commitment. I had a desire to record something of our big reunion, and Doug’s devotion, and declaration, moved me enough to share a story of a fish not cold at all but with genuine and deep feelings, and a bird with taste in melody, not limited to a memorized text of a chirp, but tuned into the greatest


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complexities of composition. I dedicate this memoir to Doug, a man of some mystery, who brought to the melancholy fact of aging, common to all college reunions, and compensates for his white hair and diminishing hearing a fine sensibility to life itself in all its surprise and glory, the love that makes the world spin round in endless wonderment.

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Where are you from?

Liz: Providence Hayley: Maybe Venus, but I think Texas–I’m a Texas red-nose pit bull.

What is your greatest fear?

Liz: Cellars, attics, spooky places. Hayley: I look very brave but honestly? Thunder.

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?

Liz: I’d worry less. Hayley: Nothing. Personally, I think I’m perfect.

What is your most treasured posession?

Liz: My Keurig coffee pot. Hayley: My black collar that I wore at PARL even before I was adopted. Seriously, it’s my security and I’m anxious when dad takes it off to clean it.

Do you have a motto?

Liz: I think I can; I think I can; I know I can..... Hayley: Because I can.

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