The East Greenwich Animal Protection League, a non-profit shelter that operates out of the East Greenwich Animal Hospital in Warwick, is being forced to close its doors as the animal hospital is closing.
“We have no idea where we’re going right now,” said Tammy Flanagan, president of the league. “We’ve placed many of the animals in foster homes, and some will go to North Kingston Animal Hospital for now.”
The league has been in operation for over 35 years and has relocated twice over the past year.
“We’re in a pretty desperate situation right now,” Flanagan explains. Her staff, all volunteers, are putting in overtime trying to find homes for their rescues.
An open house will be held on April 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the hospital’s 4302 Post Rd. location in East Greenwich. They are hoping to find more homes for their adult dogs as well as a litter of black and brown puppies. Puppies can be adopted for $480 and adult dogs for $280. All fees go towards boarding, shots as well as spay and neutering.
3 collie-spaniel mix puppies found new homes last weekend at an earlier open house, mentioned in the video, and they are hoping this weekend will have an even bigger turn out.
“We will have all of our adult dogs, we also will have 3 litters of puppies, and their moms that all need homes, and there will probably be a list of people too who sign up to be fosters,” said Flanagan.
In the meantime, the league is hoping to find a temporary space as they raise money for a permanent location. They currently operate by private donations and a small stipend from East Greenwich.