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COVER MODEL CONTEST Would you like to see your pet as the Animal Print Magazine’s cover model?

Now you can have a chance to get your pet on the cover, just by entering the Harvey’s (the Animal Print’s assistant editor - RIP) Memorial Cover Raffle/Contest. This years contest is one of random chance, so anyone could win! You may enter as many times as you like...and remember, the more you do, the better your odds. The winning entry will be randomly picked in early September and will then be invited to an Animal Print cover shoot with Fetching Photography Thank you and good luck!

How To Enter The Cover Contest 1. Entry fee is only $15 2. Winner will appear on the cover of an upcoming Animal Print Magazine issue. 3. You may enter as many times as you like...more entries will increase your odds! 4. Deadline is September 15th 2012. 5. The Winner will be randomly chosen at the close of this contest. For more info and to enter visit

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{Letter From The Editor}



his is not my usual letter, where I tell you about all the great things inside this issue (however there

are many!). This letter is my thank you to all the wonderful friends, family and

readers who reached out to me with kind words, donations and wonderful advice during one of the more difficult times in my life - the news that time with my amazing and beautiful dog Harvey was about to be seriously cut short. I am incredibly grateful for all the support I have recieved. I did not realize how much it was going to help me on an emotional level. Every message, card and kind word brought tears to my eyes but also made me feel a little less alone. I’m so sad to share that Harvey lost his battle with cancer and passed away in June.

Editor: Stephanie Georgia

Assistant Editors: Harvey R.I.P. Simon the Sinister Caprica 6 Sophie (newly adopted asst. editor)

Graphic Design O'Hearn Graphics Stephanie Georgia

Contributors: Joelle Spinelli Katenna Jones Keri Marion Casey Silva - model extraordinar


Harvey’s death was actually a shock to me. He was still running at the farm, eating like a little piggy and always up for a walk in our neighborhood, all throughout his chemotherapy. Unfortunately it became clear that he had a very aggressive form of Lymphoma. We would knock it back and shrink the tumor for a few weeks, it would grow and we would knock it back again. Four days before he passed away, we headed up to N.E. Veterinary Oncology Group for his usual treatment. Things were looking up because he had not been coughing for three solid weeks (a sure sign that his tumor had not grown back). However, when the vet came in with the standard pre-treatment blood work, she had a look on her face that said - something was very wrong; it was like being hit with a sledgehammer and I crumbled. The cancer had gone into his blood stream. I did one last, and perhaps desperate round of chemo, but a few days later, Harvey woke up with a bloody nose and after a visit to Ocean State Vet, we knew that we might be close to the end. We went directly from the vet to the beach and spent a wonderful day watching Harvey wade in the water and roll in the sand. He was my happy, active, beautiful boy, right until the end. On his last day, while looking into his big beautiful eyes, Paul, Harvey’s dog dad and I said our last good-byes. Harvey was the most beautiful, kind, and soulful friend I have ever known and his life Traer Scott

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and death has forever changed me. I am beyond thankful that through treatment, I was able to enjoy four more quality months with him. That time was more valuable than I could have ever imagined and I would do it all over again without hesitation. I want to thank you again for all your support and kindness. Also, thank you to Dr. Abbo and the amazing vet techs, who Harvey adored at NEVOG. Thank you to Ocean State Veterinary Services for your compassion and caring, Final Gift Pet Crematorium for your generosity, and lastly thank you to Dr. Hassinger at Wolf Rock Animal Health Center for Harvey’s life-long care and friendship. Gratefully, Stephanie Georgia editor

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Locally and Around The Globe…

Let The Fur Fly On Jet Blue in PVD Jet Blue is coming to Providence and they allow pets in their cabin. Great news for local small pet owners! As a bonus, you get up to 300 points per flight when you take your fuzzy buddies along. Pet fee is $100 non-refundable per segment.

“Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog” “Pep, The Cat-Murdering Dog” was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was much loved, and lived among the inmates at Eastern State for about a decade. While the truth may never be known, in photographs Pep—with his head down and ears back--looks GUILTY.

Chinese City Launches Responsible Dog Ownership Course With Animals Asia In June, a high-profile public event on “Responsible Dog Ownership” was held by the local authorities in Guangzhou, China, also known as the dog-and cat-eating capital of the world. Organized by the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau (PSB) in partnership with Animals Asia, the event was held at the Tianhe District Huajing Primary School. Professor Paws, a school-based dog education program designed to show that dogs are friends, not food, was launched in Guangzhou in 2008 having been running in Hong Kong since 2004. Professor Paws shows children how to make friends with dogs and become a responsible dog caregiver.


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Dear Editor, I know AnimalPrint magazine primarily features dogs, but I wanted to let you know about the five Silver Appleyard ducklings we adopted. They are part of a study to repopulate the breed. This endangered breed (only 128 breeding ducks were reported in a 2000 cencus of domestic waterfowl in North America), were bred in NH and have been adopted by families from ME to RI. The Silver Appleyard is a large, sturdy, flightless bird, which weighs between 6-8 pounds. They are extremely happy and playful. If all goes well, I will have ducklings to share next year. Gail Girard



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Winner of the Providence Animal Rescue League’s Live Auction at “The Rescue”

For the last few years, The Animal Print, along with internationally recognized photographer Traer Scott have joined forces to offer a very unique donation to The Providence Animal Rescue League. The winning bidder of their live auction at “The Rescue” wins the opportunity to be on our cover with the photo taken by Traer Scott. We are thrilled to be able to support PARL in this way! The Animal Print, Traer Scott and PARL would like to give a big thank you to Nini Silva for her generous donation to the auction and to Casey for being patient, adorable and a stunning cover model! When Nini won the auction, we had planned that both her dogs, Casey and Sloan would grace our cover but sadly, Sloan had been fighting a terminal illness and passed away shortly before the shoot. Our heart goes out to Nini and her family. Please read the beautiful poem about Sloan on page 33.

Who is Casey and tell us why he’s so special. Casey is a handsome 6 year old Beagle and our Ambassador of Chi canine human interaction. Casey is special to us because we rehabilitated him to be a happy, healthy and balanced dog. Casey is now the Ambassador of Chi Fitness & Training Club, teaching packs how to “coexist” without discrimination.

Why did Casey want to be on the cover?

Casey represents Chi canine human interaction in supporting Providence Animal Rescue League.

Our purpose is to help families learn how to build a relationship between human and dog, with trust, respect and loyalty. Casey, was a perfect example of too much love gone “red zone,” sitting on death row. The Human’s perception is that an aggressive dog is an abused dog; that is not always the case with. Casey came from a nice family that wanted a dog for their son to complete the family pack. The family nurtured Casey with much love and unfortunately his behavior turned, becoming territorial, aggressive and not trusting.

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Our family adopted Casey and rehabilitated him to trust and respect humans and taught him to coexist with all kinds. Casey is now a teacher, helping dogs to coexist with each other, teaching human to follow instincts, “live in the now” and to respect who they are, animal, dog (specie), breed, and name. Casey says, “human must fulfill the dog’s needs first: walk with me every day, exercise my body and mind and I will be loyal to human forever.”

What was Casey’s favorite part about the photoshoot?

Chi Casey and Jr’s favorite part of the photo shoot was being in nature, enjoying the Boar’s Head pepperoni and working in making a difference to support PARL. We “Chi canine human interaction” are committed and proud to have donated $6,000 in effort to support Providence Animal Rescue League to rescue dogs.

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Chi Nini, Chi Casey and JR relaxing after a grueling (not really) cover shoot. Photo (above) and cover by Traer Scott

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Regatta Dog Collar Collection

Great summer collars by Up County. They are not just locally made, but are fun to look at too! Check out their many different styles at Available at: Plaid & Stripe 17 South Angell St. PVD, RI

Ruffwear SWAMP COOLER Cooling Vest

Help your dog beat the heat with this innovative cooling vest. Just soak it in cold water, wring it out, and fasten around your dog. Evaporative cooling (like an actual swamp cooler) exchanges the dog’s heat with the coolness of the stored water in the coat to keep him comfortable and ready to run that extra mile Island Animal 24 Southwest Ave. Jamestown, RI & Bone Appetit Dog Bakery 102 Main St East Greenwich, RI

Doggie Water Bottle & Sling

The durable, stylish & convenient way to give your dog a drink of water wherever you go! $14.95

Handsome Party Plaid Necktie + White Collar.

Our formal dog wear is the perfect attire for your dog to attend weddings and special events. Velcro Closure at Neck $19.95-$30.95

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Ok, these may be the cutest line of bug toys ever! You can get green or pink dragonflies and bumble bees in both small and large sizes. Its the perfect backyard plushy toy! Available at: Woof! Woof! Pet Boutique & Biscuit Bar 512 Main St. Warren, RI

Ruffwear K-9 Float Coat™

Buoyant, secure, reflective. The K-9 Float Coat from Ruffwear is the ultimate in canine flotation and water safety. For dogs that love to join their humans rafting, kayaking, boating, surfing and paddleboarding, this life jacket is the our pick! Designed for dogs of all shapes and sizes. Island Animal 24 Southwest Ave. Jamestown, RI

This tracker for pets attaches on to an existing collar and lets Fido text you—literally. If your furry pal runs away, you receive a text message and/or email alerting you that Fido is no longer in the yard/zone. Pet parents can also log in through an internet browser, iPhone app or Android app to pull up their pet’s whereabouts on a detailed map. $99.95 for the Master Kit, which includes one month of free service. After 30 days, service is $7.95 per month (no commitment). Available at


Reflective Collar & Leash

We think saftey and fashion should go together and with this beatuiful collars by RI based company Douglas Paquette they do! Available at: Island Animal 24 Southwest Ave. Jamestown, RI & Style Unleashed 232 Waseca Ave.Barrington, RI


Sqwuggies are squeakable, tuggable, durable, colorful, whimsical, fetchable, floatable squeak and tug toys. They can be used by dogs of all sizes, whether they want to squeak, tug, carry or hide their new Sqwuggie; they will have lots of fun with it. $12.95 and up at: Shaggy Chic Pet Boutique 3 Main St Wickford RI

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Dachshund Walking Stick Umbrella: Ok - I’m sold! Available in other breeds too! $29.95

Kai Pet Pool Float

Sure, we all love the relaxing feeling of floating in a pool, the sun beating down while you dip your hands in the cold water at your side, softly swaying in the breeze. What makes you think your dog wouldn’t love it, too? Imagine floating side-byside with your best friend… taking a snooze. $69.50 - $129.50

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Nautical Leash The Fair Lead “Calypso”

The RI based compnay, The Fair Lead is a sailing dog’s best friend. Made from 100% Marine Grade Materials. Ahoy, matey! $55 (free shipping)

Jacks Snacks FroYo Soggy Doggy Super Shammy

If you have a wet dog you need this! Soaks up the mess and has convenient hand pockets. 31 x 14. $24.50 Style Unleashed 232 Waseca Ave.Barrington, RI

Who doesn’t love a nice cold treat on a hot summer day? Made with Narragansett Creamery’s fresh yogurt plus other locally sourced ingredients, your dog is sure to love our Frozen Yogurt. Flavors include Peanut Butter and Apple, Mudpie, Berry Split, Pumpkin Pie and Sweet Spuds. One half pint retails for $4.00. Jack’s Snacks 1860 Broad Street Cranston, RI

Sleepypod Air In-Cabin Pet Carrier

Sleepypod Air is in a word -fantastic. Sleepypod Air adapts to the various under-seat storage requirements set by different airlines by allowing one or both ends to be slightly folded in. Worrying about buying a carrier that will not fit under a plane seat is a thing of the past. A pass through pocket allows you to secure the Sleepypod Air to the telescoping handle on carry-on luggage. $159


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Introducing – Speed Dating: Doggie Style This fall, dog owners and their pets with gather for the first ever Speed Dating: Doggie Style. You will socialize in six-minute intervals with other singles and their dogs in the hopes of finding a romantic connection, make new friends, or maybe find dogwalking partners. While you meet other singles, your dog can meet single dogs too! We think you can tell a lot about a person by their dog(s) and by the way they treat them, which is why this event makes for the perfect first introduction to a possible new friend. This will be the first speed dating event of its kind in Li’l Rhody and we hope


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you’ll join us to take a chance on love! Included in your registration fee will be appetizers and a goodie bag. A portion of the registration fee will be donated to groups helping low-income families pay for expensive vet care and pet food. Sign up for our mailing list at www.theanimalprint. com to recieve more info and alerts about when and where our first Speed Dating event will take place. Space will be limited. Don’t worry, you don’t have to bring a dog, but you do have to love them! Happy Dating!

2nd Annual

Bark in the Park A Dog Walk Presented By The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island

Sunday, September 30, 2012 Ninigrit Park, Charlestown, RI

11am-3pm Pre-Registration: $20 • After 9/17; $25

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Local supporters and volunteers joined Pawswatch at the 3rd annual Spring for Cats Silent Auction, Raffle and Cocktail Party at the Newport Elks Lodge. Over 80 guests helped to bring in $11,000 for the group, which will go directly to providing veterinary care,food & shelter to feral cats in Rhode Island. A silent auction featured more than 120 items up for bid including unique artwork, entertainment, jewelry and specialty gift baskets. Many guests chose to sponsor a feral cat, providing crucial spay/neuter surgeries. “We are delighted to have had such a strong turnout,” said Marcella Bauer, a PawsWatch Director and organizer of the event. “With our six regional chapters around the state, we are bringing in more friends and volunteers than ever before.” Marcella added. “Word is getting out that this is the best alternative for feral population control. We are grateful to all of our guests for supporting the cause.” To donate or to learn more about PawsWatch, visit or email to

(L to R) Gil Fletcher, and Peter & Judith Paltrineri, at the 3rd Annual Spring for Cats Cocktail Party and Silent Auction in Newport.

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Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue Wins $1000!

“THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us the Petfinder Shelter Challenge! Sweet Binks was the state winner and won a $1000 donation! We could not have done it without you!!” - Sweet Binks

Congratulations to the Potter League For Animals The group raised $100,000 from this years Heart & Sole Walk. It was a fantastic day at Glen Park with hundreds of people and their pets walking in the sunshine to support homeless animals! And, bow wow to the 85 volunteers who helped execute this amazing event! This milestone makes PLFA’s Heart & Sole Walk the largest walk in Rhode Island. And it’s all for the animals!


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erhaps you’ve lost a pet and the grieving process has been incredibly difficult. Or maybe you just need tips on how to care for your new pet. You may even need advice on how to adopt a new buddy. In the new Vet’s N’ Pets Group, attendees can find the advice they need. This Facilitator’s Support Group offers the Veteran an opportunity to share stories, concerns, ask questions and offer helpful advice to other Vet’s about their “best friends”. We’ll talk about how pets help us deal with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. What about adoptions, how are you and your new “best friend” working out together? Although we love thinking about the good times spent with our pets during the short period of time that they’re with us, it’s important to focus on what happens after they’re gone. Healing takes time and can be extremely painful, long lasting and plays havoc with our emotions and well being. As a support group, we’re here to help our Peers go through the grieving process, deal with sickness, a lost pet, misbehaving pet, or any issue one may have. This group session is eight weeks long and is open to Veterans who are being seen at the VA Hospital only. No civilians. Group meets on Mondays between 2:00-3:30pm. Drop-In’s are ok too. Classes begin on August 13th Facilitated by Veteran: Melodie Mathews For more info contact Denise Fragoza (401) 273-7100, EXt. 3413. Denise is a full time Facilitator at the PRRC and can help any veterans who might like to attend the group.

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Sunday, September 30th, 12 pm, at Goddard Park, Warwick, RI Registration at 12:00PM. Fee per hiker is $20.00. The 2-mile walk starts at 1:00PM. Rain or Shine. All dogs must be leashed. For more information visit EGAPL website

Pledge sheets are available at Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital, Stop&Shop, Dave’s Market, Allie’s Tack & Feed, Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, Critter Hut, Bone Appetit, Petco, EG Main Street Coffee, Salty Dog and many more locations.


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Beginning August 1st, dog owners will be required to have a membership to use the Dexter Training Ground Dog Run. Memberships are free, and to become a member, you will need to show your city issued dog licence. Licenses are $5 for most dogs and $20 for pit bulls. Amidst a flurry of facebook messages expressing confusion and concern, Kari Lang, WBNA Executive Director issued this statement on the Friends of Dexter Dog Park Run facebook page: “There had been a movement among neighbors to PERMANENTLY CLOSE the DTG Dog Run due to excessive dog barking, lack of enforcement of rules that include dog barking, picking up dog waste, and having dog licenses among other things. On March 23 and May 14, the Mayor, the Parks Superintendent and the Board of Parks Commissioners held two public meetings for comment from neighbors. A majority of the neighbors spoke out to keep the facility open because they see it as a valuable community asset, yet most everyone understood the issues at the dog run and felt it important for users to be neighborly. The Board of Parks Commissioners heard the message of the supporters, but also recognized the problems at the dog run. Parks Superintendent Bob McMahon asked the Board of Parks Commissioners the following: • To not close the dog run, but instead allow the dog run stay open for 90 days as a trial • That a new sound barrier be installed • That rules be posted at the park • That all users have a dog licenses as per City Law To ensure that users adhere to these requirements, the commissioners approved a FREE membership system be put in place (which basically is only proof of having a dog license, and agreeing to comply by the rules).”

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Well, the answer is quite simple, really. And every foster parent that has fought back tears as they waved good-bye to the pet they nursed back from the brink of death, or helped deliver into this world, or bottle raised can tell you. How can we let them go? Because we have to. Some of you may know about my recent foster puppy Pinky, or Lady Pinkerton as she is known. Found wondering Providence, Pinks was infested with a type of mange that is considered non-contagious and she was literally fur-less. She was taken to Providence Animal Control, covered with scabs, lesions, and pustules from a massive staph infection, and was in a great deal of pain –we estimate another week without vet care would have been fatal. I brought her home to heal and be loved, and through Handsome Dan’s Rescue, mine became her foster home. So many friends and family – and new friends who started following her blog ( – all asked the same things: “You’re going to keep her, right!?” People were stunned when,

after having her a few months, we let her go. What!? How can you let her go!? How could you love such a helpless creature so completely and so deeply, and let her go? And to complete strangers, no less!? Yes, I wanted to keep Pinky. No one on this earth will ever know how much I wanted to keep her. But what if I did? What if I kept my first foster: a pair of kittens that needed bottlefeeding? I loved them dearly, but if I had kept them I wouldn’t have been able to learn a valuable lesson about the importance of foster care: you have to let them go. What if I kept my next foster: a dog that had been adopted out perfectly fine but who was returned for “clashing with the new couch” along with a VERY bad case of flinching and hand-shyness? If I kept her I couldn’t have fostered a sick puppy who just needed time to recover. If I had kept that puppy, I couldn’t have fostered a very sick, deformed kitten then ended up dying in my hands in the middle of the night rather than alone in a cage. If I had kept any of those, I might not have been able to adopt the dog that changed my life and my career path, or find an apartment in a new state. If I kept my Zepplin, I would never have met his amazing family. I would never have been

21 able to foster one of the Missiouri 500, who taught me lessons no other dog could have taught me. Or what if I kept Sandwich, or any of the next several puppies that came after? I would never have met Pinky! And if I kept her, she would never have touched the lives of her new family, who can provide her with so much. And there will be another… So, you see, that’s how I can let them go. That’s how all foster homes let them go. There’s always another one that needs us. Another scared dog to comfort, sick kitten to soothe; a nursing mom to shelter. My point in writing this isn’t to brag about what I’ve done. I’m not wonderful, or unique, or in any way special. Mine is just one of many, many foster homes all over Rhode Island and all over the country doing the exact same thing. And all those “foster failures” out there – you are incredible people who fell in love and just couldn’t let them go. I get it! I was “this close” myself! A foster home is a foster home, and we need more of you. It’s thankless, expensive, exhausting volunteer work – but man it’s worth every moment. The point of this article is to invite you to join the foster family ranks. Open your door and allow a cat to adapt to being in a home – perhaps for the first time in her life. Afford the chance for a dog to learn to be a dog again or to learn to trust people after being abused by them. Nurture growing babies by bottle, raising kittens, or provide care and safety for mom and her litter. Train dogs with bad manners or teach the ropes to growing puppies. Or simply provide a second chance for an animal who isn’t doing well at a shelter, or offer a soft place for an injury to heal or illness to pass. Shelters and rescues all over Rhode Island are looking for foster homes – especially now that spring has turned to summer (aka “kitten season”) and is in full swing. Some foster homes are lucky enough to be reimbursed for their expenses, while many

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cover the costs for food, veterinary care, toys, and other supplies themselves. Some fosters last for a few days, others for many months. There are so many options for foster care that, really, any responsible person who knows more than average about pets (or is willing to learn!) can be a foster home. Foster care isn’t for everyone – you have to be willing to let them go. So, do you think fostering is for you? Contact your local shelter or rescue and ask how you can get involved. Ask to shadow a current foster provider to see what fostering involves. And start laying that brickwork around your heart, because it sure is hard to let them go. And if you can’t, that’s ok too. Here are just a few local shelter/rescue’s that are often in need of foster. Contact them directly for more info:

Find your local animal shelter here:

Handsome Dan’s Rescue:

Jenny’s Hope:

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Friends of Homeless Animals:

Pittie Love Rescue:

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AUGUST Friday, August 3rd

An Evening with Friends – Dinner and Silent Auction August 3rd, Open doors 5:30pm – Dinner 6:30pm. Pelly’s 19th Hole 615 Callahan Road, North Kingstown, RI $25.00 Contact Pete at for tickets. All proceeds will go to the North Kingstown Animal Shelter. Sunday, August 5th

The Farmer’s Daughter and the URI Master Gardener’s Present … Pet Friendly Backyards Join the Animal Rescue League of Southern RI for a presentation by Master Gardener Roseanne Sherry on techniques to make your backyard a safe and beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors with the whole family. Take a chance to win some great raffle items including a wine tasting for four at Newport Vineyards and Winery, two tickets for Gansett Cruises and a variety of gift certificates to local businesses. Where: The Farmer’s Daughter located at 716 Mooresfield Rd. (Rt.138) in South Kingstown. Tickets are $25 and are available at The Farmer’s Daughter, the ARLSRI shelter located at 506B Curtis Corner Road in Peacedale. Sunday, August 5th

Bark In The Park To benefit the Fall River Coalition for Animal Awareness. Will be from 11am to 4pm at Kennedy Park in Fall River. A microchipping and a rabies clinic by Mass Mobile Vet. There will be an agility demo, obedience class and a Hawaiian Luau style Pit Bull Musical with Little Rhodie Bully Breed Club!! For more info call 774-2188139. Saturday, August 11th

Dog Day of Summer to benefit the Potter League for Animals. 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Potter League for Animals 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown, RI

Frisbee Contests, Photos with your Dog, Sand Digging Contests, Agility “Try-it” Course, Door Prizes & Goodies! People & Dog-Friendly dogs over 8 weeks old welcome. $10 per dog. For info visit 401.846.8276 ext. 122 or Training@

at least one hour; rate is generally $11) Parking is free. All proceeds will go towards the care of animals in our foster care as well as saving dogs in need of a home. Your donation is tax deductible.

Saturday, August 11th

Goddard State Park, Warwick, RI. 10am3pm. To Benefit the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. For more information: • 401.438.8150 Sunday, August 26th

RISPCA Yard Sale 10am to 4pm. The RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals will be holding a yard sale at their facility to help raise money for the animals in their care! They are now accepting donated items in good condition to be sold. Reserve a space for $20 to set up a table. Contact them at (401) 438-8150 or for more info, check Sunday, August 12th

RIVA’s Annual Summer Picnic (Rhode Island Vegan Awareness) Sun Aug12, 12pm-4pm at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI (sites # 33&34). Potluck event (please bring a Vegan food item that can service 10 people). Admission: $5 with potluck dish or $10 without potluck dish. RIVA is a non-profit organization that works to end suffering for all animal species as well as the earth by advocating veganism. Note: Vegan = no meat, no dairy, no fish, no eggs, no honey (no animal products). Contact: Sunday, August 19th

The Friends of Homeless Animals Chill Challenge! What: Ice Cream Social! Where: Yawgoo Valley Water Park Time: 1-3pm. Nothing says summer more than jetting down a waterslide and then enjoying a luscious ice cream sundae! THE CHERRY ON TOP is, you’ll be helping to save homeless dogs! Purchase a $5 sundae receive $5.00 off a waterpark pass between 11am and 5pm (must be

Saturday, August 25th

Marvelous MARVIN Memorial Walk

“BAD to the Bone” 2nd Anual Bike Run for Hand’s That Heal. To benefit low-income families, senior citizens and homeless pet owners with veterinary care and pet food. Raffle for a Renzo 50 Scooter! Registration at 10am Kick Off noon. Donation: $20 per person, includes breafast. Run begins at Watchemoket Tavern 31 Warren Ave., East Providence, RI. For more info, contact Audrey Mandfredi-Dutra at or call 401.232.0035 Sunday, August 26th

4th Annual RUFF RUN Ride Starts: 12 pm, Buffet Starts: 5pm BUFFET, HUGE RAFFLE, GREAT CAUSE. $25.00 Per Person IncludesT-Shirt, Ride runs from Rosario Hall to Music Lady Cafe in CT, returning to Rosario Hall for a gourmet buffet prepared by Tomaselli’s Italian Kitchen. Don’t have a bike? Join us for dinner! (401) 575-6153 Thursday, August 30th

Backyard Agility Providence Animal Rescue League, 5:30pm - 7:00pm Backyard agility offers fun ways to exercise your dog both mentally and physically. Agility training doesn’t have to

eighborhood! be just for competition. Joyce Gauthier, CPDT-KA, has been training dogs professionally for over 16 years and have been actively competing in agility for over 14 years. Joyce is an avid believer in positive reinforcement methods, and believes training should always be fun both for the dog and handler. Lectures will be held at PARL 34 Elbow Street in Providence. PARL is open until 7:00pm on Thursdays; come early and visit with the animals! Please do not bring your pets, people only. Space is limited, sign up early. Confirm your attendance with Community Outreach Manager, Megan Machnik at 401.421.1399x213 or


Sunday, Sept. 9th 12:00-5:00 Open House Party at The Dog House, 1255 No. Main St., Providence, RI. Celebrating 5 yrs. providing quality Daycare & Boarding on the East Side. Introducing a new Training Program (in association with Community Canines). Puppy Classes starting soon! Tour the facility & get all the info. For info call 401-455-3647 or visit:

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September 15, 2012

Annual Bake Sale To Help Homeless Cats And Dogs! Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will hold its annual fall Bake Sale at the Warwick Mall Community Booth, 400 Bald Hill Road Warwick RI from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Homemade pies, cakes, cookies, sweets etc. For more info, call 401-467-2692.


info visit or call (401) 421-1399. Sunday, September 30th

The 16th Annual HOUND HIKE

Sunday, September 9th

Presented by the East Greewnich Animal Protection League. 12 pm, at Goddard Park, Warwick, RI. Registration at 12:00PM. Fee per hiker is $20.00.The 2-mile walk starts at 1:00PM. Rain or Shine. All dogs must be leashed. For info: 401. 885-1158 or visit

Yawgoo Valley 2nd Annual Dawgie Pawdle

Sunday, September 30th

11 am to 3pm. Meet and greet adoptable animals from RI,and take your pup for a swim! $5.00 donation for 1 hour of dog swim. For more info: Yawgoo Valley Water Park - 160 Yawgoo Valley Road, Exeter, RI 401.294.3802 Saturday, September 22nd

Pet Walk 2012! The Providence Animal Rescue League is excited to announce that Pet Walk has been moved back to Providence!! Pet Walk 2012 will offer community fun and games with family, friends and dogs (with a few surprises in store for you)! For more

2nd Annual Bark in the Park A Dog Walk Presented by The Animal Rescue League of Southern Rhode Island Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Ninigrit Park, Charlestown, RI. 11am-3pm Pre-Registration: $20 • After 9/17; $25 • Enjoy Music • Costume Contest • Agility Course • Raffle • Free Micro-chipping clinic. Rain Or Shine! This is a great opportunity to enjoy beautiful South County while supporting a great cause! For More Info visit www. (401) 783-7606

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MARVIN Memorial Walk August 25, 2012 – Goddard State Park, Warwick, RI – 10am-3pm

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Yawgoo Valley 2nd Annual Sunday, September 9th 1-3pm $5 per hour


Every Monday Night | 6-8pm Aspire Restaurant, 311 Westminster St., Providence. Organized by Furry Friends Pet Care. The Providence Animal Rescue League will be there bi-weekly with an adoptable dog! More info at

Herding Dog Meetup Group: Bi-month This is a bi-monthly meet-up group for herding dogs and their owners. The group meets every other weekend on opposite days at Colt State Park in Bristol, RI at 11am. We ask that dogs are of herding breeds, get along with other dogs, and are up-to-date on shots. Our next meetup date is Sunday Aug. 5th at our usual time of 11am. Please contact Woof Woof Pet Boutique and Biscuit Bar for more info. (401) 289-2341

DOGS ON THE DECK! Every Tuesday Night | 6-8pm until the end of summer. Whiskey Republic 515 South Water Street | Providence. The Providence Animal Rescue League will be there weekly with an adoptable dog! More info at

What Would Jeff Do? Every Saturday 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.

Dawgie Pawdle Are you and your fur coat wearing four-legged friend feeling oppressed by these sweltering dog days of summer? Have you had too little time and energy for socializing and exercising? Do you ever wonder how you can help homeless animals find forever homes? Well hold on to your hats, folks! At the 2nd Annual Dawgie Pawdle you and your pup may exercise, socialize, cool down and shake off those summer time blahs, all while participating in fun filled events designed to promote adoption, education, raise money for homeless animals and publicize lost pets! Swimming is one the best forms of exercise for dogs, especially older pups whose joints may be painful and who are even more susceptible to heat related illnesses and injuries. At The Dawgie Pawdle, your dog may swim, splash, play with water toys and “doggie paddle” with other well socialized pooches in a large (chlorine free!) swimming pool; just for them, while you enjoy refreshments, raffles, training tips, grooming services and much more! BOWZA WOWZA! Pati de Wardener, a life long dog lover and animal advocate, says that her idea for this unique, fun, and very productive event was born two years ago, on a beautiful, warm September day at Yawgoo Valley Water Park, were she is the GM. “I watched as they emptied thousands of gallons of sparkling water from our swimming pools, and.... LIGHTBULB!!” She then combined forces with various rescue organizations and animal care professionals to transform the pools, free of chlorine before emptying, to the public, into an extravaganza of playing, swimming, socializing and exercising for the canines, and, fundraising, education, services and FUN for you! Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 9th -11-3pm, load up the dogs, and come enjoy this creative, generous, one of a kind event! Your happy exhausted pooch will sleep better, and so will you... knowing that you helped improve the lives of other less fortunate, lost or homeless animals, desperately in need of help. Don’t have a dog? Come anyway! You never know... you may meet the new, adoptable love of your life and forever best friend here too! Yawgoo Valley 160 Yawgoo Valley Road Exeter, RI


“Pick of the Litter” Every Tuesday Each week, Channel 6 hosts a program called Pick of the Litter that features adoptable animals from the RISPCA. Tuesdays at 12pm.

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Don’t Cry Because It’s Over, Smile Because It Happened. – Dr. Seuss


Dakota wasn’t just a dog to me, she was my business partner. Her yellow eyes and black tongue captured her beauty.When I decided to open this business, she and I were in the car and I asked her if it was a good idea to do this now in my life, and she pawed me as if to say “Do it mama,” and I did. Her name will live on and even though she will not be there anymore to help me with clients as she did with her patience and kind soul, I know she is four paws behind me saying “Good job mama. We will be together again someday.”


What’s New with RI Pet Laws? No More Chained Dogs!

Several sections of the Rhode Island General Law: Relating to Animal Husbandry – Dogs, have been amended, with the passage of a bill introduced by Senators Tassoni, Lynch, Perry, Pinga. What does it mean for RI dogs? 1. Dogs may NOT be chained or tethered for more than 10 hours in a single day.

Dogs may NOT be penned or fenced for more than 14 hours in a single day. (While this may still seem like a long time to us, this is a huge win for dogs living outside permanently.) 2. Dogs may NOT be chained/tethered on a choke or pong collar. 3. Dogs MUST have access to a space no less than 6’ in radius or 113 sq ft. 4. Dogs MUST receive adequate/enough/wholesome feed, fresh/drinkable/ sanitary water, and veterinary care. 5. The following exceptions are allowed: -Owners who can get a vet or ACO to write a letter allowing their dog to live outside -Licensed hunters, field trial participants, or owners of gun/hunting dogs who actively participate in these activities -Farmers using dogs to protect livestock -Sled dogs being actively trained (read the full bill here: It is interesting to note that the AKC publicly opposed this bill.

Farm Animals Are Given Room to Move.

A chapter was added to the law regarding confinement of covered animals, introduced by Representatives Serpa, Silva, Fellela, Gallison, and E Coderre. A ‘covered animal’ means a sow during gestation or calf raised for veal that is kept on a farm. What does this law mean for RI farm animals? 1. Calves raised for veal and pregnant sows must have enough room turn

around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs 2. The following exceptions are allowed: • During medical research • During vet examination, testing, individual treatment or operation • During transportation. • During exhibitions, such as at fairs, 4-H programs, etc. • Temporarily, for no more than 6 hours a day • During the humane slaughter • During the seven day period prior to a sow’s expected birthing date (For the full bill, visit

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PARL – 34 Elbow Street • Providence, RI • 401.421.1399 •

Hi! My name is Luke Ferris, and I get my name from two different celebrity characters: Cool Hand Luke because of my striking blue eyes and Ferris Bueller for my confident, easy charm. I was found as a stray, and after a few months at Animal Control, I was transferred here to PARL! I am about 3 years old, I get along well with other dogs.

Ava is a 1 year old Pitbull who was transfered to us from Providence Animal Control. She was found as a stray, so we do not have too much background history on her. She is a petite girl with a lot of energy. An active home would be ideal for her. She is a playful pup who loves people. She would do best in a home with older children.

Camaro is a shorthaired orange and white kitten who was transferred to us from another shelter. He is about 3 months old, has a lot of spunk and is a real charmer! Camaro is at our adoption center Petsmart in Johnston, RI!

Miss Kitty is a green-eyed beauty who was brought to us because her family moved to a place where cats weren’t‚ allowed. For the past 8 years she lived indoors in a full but fairly quiet home that included a 5 year old child, another cat and a small dog. She is very affectionate and we hope that someone will choose to give her a second chance.

Jenny’s Hope Rescue Inc. – Chepachet, RI • 914-242-1812 •

Tyson is a 3 yr old dog who is a favorite of both staff and volunteers… he is obedient,walks nicely and has a nice temperament… he loves people and some dogs,but would prefer not to live with a cat… While we can never guarantee it,there is a good chance that Tyson is house trained.

Willy is the happiest dog we have ever met. His tail never stops wagging. He is like a steam roller when you walk in the house. Willy is not quite housebroken yet, but we feel that if he is only fed in the early evening he will be just perfect when put on a schedule. Willy is not at all destructive and never chews anything, but he LOVES food!

Baby is his real name and he is 7 years old, we got this information from his owners who dumped this poor little guy. I have included a picture of him before we had to shave him, because he was matted to the skin. Baby is currently in a home with 3 other small dogs and a cat, and gets along great with everyone!

Bandit, a 1 yr old Boston Terrier Papillon cross. At about 15 lbs, Bandit is full of love and fun. Bandit is both house broken and crate trained. He is very good about being in the crate and is equally good when left loose in the house. He does not chew on things but does love his rawhide treats. He loves to run and play but also enjoys snuggle time.

Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue – Foster, RI • 401.623.1340 •

Belle is one of 7 rabbits we caught that were dumped in the woods in NW Rhode Island. She is a gorgeous New Zealand Red bun. She is a bigger gal, about 7 lbs. and she would be a great first bun and she may also be a very good bonding candidate. We estimate Belle to be 2 to 3 years old.

Henry is a sweet, shy bun. He is one of many adoptable single and pairs of New Zealand rabbits that Sweet Binks has for adoption. Most were from a cruelty/neglect case from November (story on our web site.) Shown is Henry, a young handsome bun that is great with his litterbox and neutered.

Meriwether is one of the 7 rabbits caught that were dumped in the woods late last summer. Meriwether is a sweet boy, estimated to be about 10 months old and he is neutered. He is great with his litterbox and very sweet. Gorgeous bun! He would be a great first bun.

Shiloh is a pretty girl. Everyone comments on how pretty she is but she is very shy. She was also one of the cruelty/neglect case buns from November. She is spayed and excellent with her litterbox but she is shy and needs a patient home. She is sweet but people have not treated her well in her past.

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Maverick, while only born in June 2010, is already a very big boy. He is friendly, playful and very inquisitive. Maverick has a ton of self-confidence and would adjust and fit in very quickly to almost any home. He has been tested, neutered and vaccinated. If interested in adopting Maverick, please contact Karen at

Yogi is a big boy with huge double paws. He is very friendly and talkative. Yogi loves attention and loves to sit in your lap. He has been neutered and vaccinated. If interested in adopting Yogi, please contact Karen at

Jesse is a little beauty of a gray tabby with copper colored eyes and leopard spots on his chest. As he purrs in your lap, you will fall for him in a big way. He is a major purrball who loves other cats, and is getting used to a dog. He has had his first shot and has tested negative for FeLV/FIV.

A very kind resident has been caring for a stray cat (she named him Bootsie) that has been showing up at her home for several months. She took him to the vet where he was determined to be about 2 years old and she had them update his vaccines. He is not yet neutered but will have the procedure done prior to him being placed into a home.

Almost Home Rescue, Inc. – Providence, RI • 401-575-6153 •

Oliver is a 5 year old English Mastiff. Oliver’s owners have divorced leaving this poor guy all alone and desperately searching for a new family. Oliver is a gentle giant and is great with adults and children. He is also good with other dogs who are well behaved and is a laid back guy. Oliver has diabetes insipidus and it is controlled with medication 2x a day.

Cyrus is a 6 year old Presa Canario is a gem. Cyrus is great with people and is cool with dogs. He loves to lay on the couch and will follow “his person” from room to room. He is social with strangers and enjoys being petted. Cyrus likes the ladies, canine that is, and only wants to share his home with a female companion or as an only dog.

Axl is a 5 year old Rottweiler boy who came to us from a high kill shelter and would have been put to sleep for having an upper respiratory infection. He is a big boy at 122lbs and we will be working on him dropping 20lbs! He is all better now and will be neutered next week. He is HW negative, up to date on shots and dewormed. Axl is also gentle.

Tiffany is doing great in her foster home. She is coming along with house training but occasionally has accidents. She is very bonded to her sister, BeBe and we are contemplating whether to split them up.

West Warwick Animal Shelter – West Warwick, RI • 401-615-3388 •

Tango is a shy boy but so very sweet. He’s a giant big baby. Tango gets along very well with other cats and he loves to wash his brother Cash. Tango is shy at first but after a while he loves to hang out and is quite the cuddler. He is a very big but gentle boy that is very lovable.

Cash is a lover! He is very outgoing and makes up for his shy brother Tango but they’re both lovers. Cash gets along very well with other cats although they tend to hit him (at least they do here at the shelter anyway) but he doesn’t mind. Cash also loves to sit by the sink so hecan get a drink.

Daisy is 13 years old. She is a very sweet lov- Archie is Daisy’s son. He is 6 years old and ing girl. She is looking for her angle that will loves to go for walks. He’s like the energizer allow her to live her remaining years happy bunny. When he sees you take out the leash in a home. She’s is looking someone to love his eyes light up like a Christmas tree. He her and care for her until her final day. She loves to roll in the grass! He didn’t have much loves to go for walks her tail wags like crazy of a real life until he came to the shelter and as soon as she sees the leash. doesn’t know how to play but he’s learning.

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Advertising Sales Needed The Animal Print is looking for an experienced ad sales rep. The ideal candidate should be : • Experienced & skilled in advertising sales. • Great with people and easy to get along with. • Enjoy selling to customers both on the phone and face to face. • Computer literate. • The ability to work as an Independent Contractor. • Commit to at least 3 days a week. We pay a competitive commission plus bonuses based on monthly sales goals. We also offer some other fun perks. Please send your resume and cover letter to


Providence Animal Control is looking for weekday volunteers to work with both cats and dogs starting immediately. Duties center around playing with and socializing animals as well as showing animals to potential adopters. Candidates should be over 18 with health insurance and able to commit to one day a week for at least a year. Hours are 11-3. Previous experience with animals in a shelter setting is helpful but not necessary. Dog volunteers need to be comfortable around big dogs and bully breeds. We also need skilled amateur or pro photographers to photograph animals for online adoption sites. Please send inquirers to:

Looking For Skilled Pet Photography Volunteers A new group is forming to offer free pet photography to terminally ill animals. Many people going through the illness and death of their pet often regret not having many photos with their best friends and we are forming a non-profit to help folks in this position to have something beautiful to look back on and help them grieve. Again, we are at the very beginning stages of planning and are looking to see if there is any interest from local photographers. Please contact Fetching Photography to join our mailing list for more info, as the organization begins to form.

Volunteers Wanted To Assist with Temperament Evaluations Experienced animal shelter volunteers wanted to assist with temperament evaluations at Providence Animal Control. Dog behavior/training experience preferred. Interview required. Please send inquirers to:

Foster Homes Needed Jenny’s Hope Rescue is always in need of foster homes. Opening your heart and your home to a homeless dog, while being in transition from being rescued from a kill shelter to being adopted to their new forever home, is beneficial in their development and well being for a future life. For more info on how to become a foster parent please contact or call 914-242-1812

RATES: $10 for first 20 words, .50 for each additional word. (Call for business prices.) Just mail your check with info to: The Animal Print • P.O. Box 16002, Rumford, RI 02916

{In Memory} Pet memorials may be submitted to



Sloan Silva

“Morgan, our forever puppy, babysitter, teacher

June 13, 2001 – May 11, 2012

and guardian, we miss your presence, but your spirit

Ambassador of Chi,

willl be with us always.”

Dark like the night, beautiful as the sun, tall, solid and strong, cautious and fun. Sloan will watch over me always, protect me from harm, temperamental at times, but always remains calm. Sloan was committed and loyal, loving and sincere, my teacher & inspiration for life, your spirit will always be near.

Miss Callie Parker (Certified Pet Therapy Dog) 2002 – 2012 R.I.P.

Born in North Carolina in the year 2002, passed away Thursday, June 28th 2012 at the age of 10. Callie was rescued in 2008 in North Carolina. She was a pit bull mix and was at a high kill by gassing shelter. A “rescue group” brought her to Rhode Island only to abandon her once she was in Woonsocket, RI. Callie ended up at the Woonsocket animal shelter, alone, fatigued, sick and frightened. Understandably, she had just come from a 15 hour long road trip. A few days later, Susan Parker (her human mom) was called to evaluate Callie. Susan quickly realized she was a very unique dog with a gift. She was officially adopted by Susan & Harry Parker on July 11th 2008. Callie was taken to the vet (Dr. Linda

Farrington) on the same day of adoption only to find out she had advanced heartworm, pneumonia, & a host of other medical problems. Together, with the vet, the decision was made to treat her. At that time, she had a 50/50 chance of survival. Callie handled the treatment well and was soon medically stable enough to come home. She did well and enjoyed having her first real home. Because Callie’s mom and dad are professional dog trainers they knew Callie had a temperament special enough to become a certified pet therapy dog. Callie actually became “Hospice certified” and routinely would make visits to patients in nursing homes spreading her contagious smile

and cheer. She enjoyed the holiday season, visiting various facilities with her human friends singing Canine Christmas Carols. She then moved on to zoo programs, child dog bite prevention programs, girl scout presentations and elementary school programs. She also was a mentor for her mom’s “High school pit bull program”(The Met School, Providence, RI). Callie was always happy & greeted everyone with a huge pittie smile and a wagging tail. She thrived on giving and getting attention. She adored children & elderly alike. Callie is survived by her Mom & Dad, Susan & Harry Parker, her canine siblings & her Aunt & Uncle Becky & Jay Hunt, an uncle Harry Parker from New York & also by her many adoring fans and pro-active shelter volunteers & canine shelter pooches.

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Jessica & Aggie

(full name Agatha Linda Ricci) Where Are You From? Jessica: I am from Rhode Island. Aggie: I was born in Texas but I don’t remember what it was like there at all. I am a true New Englander and I identify myself with Blue States. What Do You Do For A Living? Jessica: I am a jewelry designer. Aggie: I am the vice president at Jessica Ricci Jewelry. I pretty much run operation. Is there anything that embarrassed you? Jessica: : Everything. Aggie: When I have an accident in our family home in Newport, RI and everyone steps in it. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Jessica: Reading a book about psychic abilities in a hammock. Aggie: Sitting with my mommy as she reads in a hammock Do you have a motto? Jessica: Know Thyself. Aggie: Bigger isn’t better.

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