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Two events are being planned to help support the programs and services of the Warwick Animal Shelter. The pandemic has curtailed their fundraising events – but has not meat there are not animals in need being serviced right now.
Two events are being planned – a Craft Fair on May 8th and a Classic Car Show on June 13th. Here’s what you need to know – and a bit more about the Warwick Animal Shelter…
The 7th Annual Crafting for Critters Spring Craft Fair will be held outdoors on Saturday May 8, 2021 at the Airport Professional Park, 2348 Post Road, Warwick, RI from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Hosted by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, over 50 artisans will be selling their handcrafted wares just in time for Mothers Day! Products for sale include jewelry, crafts, fine art, handcrafted accessories, apparel, home decor, baked goods, candies, all natural dog treats, books by local authors and much more.
Admission and parking are free. Food trucks will be on the premises.
For more information or vendor space, please contact Audrey Snow, Fair Director at 401-480-9769 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations of wet cat food and wet dog food are welcome. Pets are not allowed in this facility.
The state’s directives regarding COVID-19 will be followed.
https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTheWarwickAnimalShelter or visit our website http://friendsri.org
Produced by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that will use event proceeds to benefit the homeless cats and dogs at the Warwick Animal Shelter. Donations are tax-deductible, as allowable by law.
Every animal deserves a second chance.
The 13th Annual “Cause for Paws” Classic Car Show roars to life on Sunday, June 13, 2021 at 171 Service Place, located at 171 Service Avenue (off Jefferson Blvd.), Warwick, RI 02886.
Rain date is Sunday, July 18, 2021.
Classic Cars to 1999 and all-year Corvettes along with Antique, Hot Rod, Muscle, Exotic, Rat Rod, Custom Cars, Fire Trucks, etc. are invited to exhibit. Vehicle registration is from 9 AM to 12 PM, with free goody bags and commemorative Dash Plaques to the first 100 entries.
The entry fee is $15.00 per car. Trophies will be awarded at 2 PM to the top 50 cars, as voted by participants. Trophies will also be awarded to six 2001-present cars, Best of Show, People’s Choice, Best Club Participation and our special “Mo” Award.
Free admission for spectators.
Enjoy oldies music by Cruisin’ Bruce Palmer.
There will be door prizes and raffles, including a 50/50 raffle.
Bring a can of wet dog food or wet cat food for the shelter animals and receive an additional door prize ticket.
Food and refreshments will be available.
For more information, please contact Show Director Ruth Napolitano at 401-480-9769 or email Shelterhelp@FriendsRI.org
Helping animals, one at a time…
Since 2001, Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter (FOWAS) has helped the Warwick Animal Shelter provide a humane place for hundreds of homeless cats and dogs. FOWAS is an all-volunteer organization; our funds directly benefit shelter animals.FFOWAS is a registered 501c3 non-profit organziation and donations are tax-deductible as allowable by law.
Spaying and Neutering…
FOWAS supports spaying and neutering to help end cat and dog overpopulation through programs of education and assistance. RI State Law requires every shelter dog and cat be spayed or neutered before adoption.
Spay and neuter your pets too! Warwick was one of the first communities to require mandatory spaying and neutering of owned cats. Now Rhode Island State Law mandates all owned cats be spayed or neutered. To fill that need, twice a month, the Warwick Animal Shelter hosts a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats.
To schedule an appointment for your cat, call 401-468-4377.
The animals need your help…
Our work is supported by private donations and fundraising events. We are all volunteers.
Donor support funds veterinary care and spay/ neuter surgeries, dentals, special tests (MRI, Cat scans, etc), prescription medicines and foods. FOWAS has purchased equipment, supplies, toys & treats for the animals. Fundraising proceeds have funded central air conditioning in the dogs’ kennels and quarantine room, a surveillance camera system, epoxy flooring in the cat room, an outdoor playpen for the dogs, a water filtration system, additional larger stainless cat cages and more.
What can you do?
Use your time, compassion and skills to change an animal’s life. There are many ways to help! Volunteer – volunteers work in and out of the Shelter. Adopt! Follow FOWAS and share adoptable animals on your social media. Help fundraise or organize a fundraiser. Make a tax-deductible donation. Attend meetings. Sign up for our newsletter. By volunteering,you can make a difference in an animal’s life!
Monthly meetings are held at the Pilgrim Enrichment Center on the 3rd Thursday of the month, and will resume when allowed by the state.
Our vision for Warwick Animal Shelter…
FOWAS is committed to a humane, healthy and happy environment for the animals in the Warwick Animal Shelter. Throughout the year, volunteers and shelter staff meet to discuss the shelter’s needs. Each year, the Warwick Animal Shelter cares for hundreds of dogs and cats until loving homes can be found.
Our vision is No More Homeless Animals! Please support our efforts – thank you!
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