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Rhode Island SPCA eNewsletterAugust 2010
Our Marvelous Marvin Memorial Walk is less than 4 weeks away! Join us on August 28th for a fun day of raffles, games, prizes,  and a beautiful walk through Goddard Park all while supporting the homeless animals of the Rhode Island SPCA.
If you haven't already registered for the walk, now is the time!You can register using our secure registration and fundraising site ( or by returning a registration form to the RISPCA.  Registration is free if done by August 26th.
It is not too late to start collecting pledges for the RISPCA, the animals in our care, and the fight against animal cruelty.  You will also have the chance to win one of this year's prizes for our top fundraisers.  Check out some of our prizes and start your fundraising today! 
YOU can help support animals in need by participating in the Marvelous Marvin Memorial Walk! 
Thank you for your continued support! 
Jim McGee
Director of Development 
July's "Happy Tail" 
Bandit is a 4 year old terrier mix.  He was brought to the RISPCA on June 25th with a severely injured leg from an old injury thatHoliday Pet Bazaar Flyer had not properly healed.  Unfortunately, Bandit's leg had to be amputated.  After making a swift recovery from his surgery, making an appearance on ABC6's "Pick of the Litter," and spending some time with the kids at the RISPCA's CritterKind Summer Camp, Bandit was adopted into his new home on July 23rd. 
Your continued support allows Bandit and others like him get the second chance they deserve.
Adopt-a-Thon and Luau Party
Saturday, August 14th | 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Whole Foods Market | Waterman Street, Providence
Come meet adoptable Rhode Island SPCA dogs at the Whole Foods Market on Waterman Street in Providence!
Volunteers Needed! 
August11th - 15th | Washington County Fair
We will be hosting a booth at the Washington County Fair from Wednesday, August 11th through Sunday, August 15th.  The fair runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day.  Please contact Lisa ( if you are interested in helping out!
Animal Rescue Site Shelter Challenge
Monday, May 17 - Sunday, August 22, 2010
Don't forget to keep voting for the Rhode Island SPCA every day in the shelter challenge! 
To vote, simply click here, type "Rhode Island SPCA" for the shelter name, choose "RI" for the state and click search.  Then, click vote next to the Rhode Island SPCA!  It is that easy!
You can vote once a day, every day from now through August 22, 2010.
We are currently in 1st place in RI and 35th in the country.
We would like to thank Jenny's Hope Rescue, Inc., the Bristol Animal Shelter, and their supporters for supporting the RISPCA in the shelter challenge in an effort to help animals in our state and bring recognition to the many great humane organizations in Rhode Island.
Please remember to vote everyday!
About the Rhode Island SPCA
The Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RISPCA) is the 3rd oldest humane organization in the United States; at 140 years old we are the only non-profit animal rescue organization in the state of RI that is legally able to investigate and prosecute animal cruelty cases. Along with operating a full shelter that is home to over 100 cats, dogs and other domestic animals each day, we offer medical attention for the pets of many impoverished, disabled and elderly individuals who otherwise could not afford to care for them. The RISPCA also provides Humane Education programs for local schools, youth and adult groups free of charge. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that receives no local, state or federal funding, and is not associated with the ASPCA or its donations, the RISPCA relies solely on community support from friends and businesses. 
We would like to thank our current Marvelous Marvin Memorial Walk sponsors: 
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In This Issue
Happy Tails
Volunteers Needed
Shelter Challenge
Our Sponsors
Donation Corner
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Marvelous Marvin Walk
Saturday, August 28th
Goddard State Park
Featured Adoptable Pet
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Lucky is a 13 year old Chihuahua/Beagle mix.  He came to the Rhode Island SPCA because his owner was disabled and could no longer care for him.  He is a very sweet, quiet older dog.  Lucky still has a lot of energy and he loves others dogs and children!  If you would like to give this sweet senior canine a chance, please come to the Rhode Island SPCA to see him in person.
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July Adoptions
We are happy to announce that we found forever homes for 101 of our adoptable animal friends last month!  We wish the adopted pets and their new owners many happy years together! 
Help us do even better this month.  Forward this email to friends and family and encourage them to check out our adoptable pets!
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Donation Corner
Make a contribution to Marvin's FirstGiving Page for the Marvelous Marvin Memorial Walk! 
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