Change Lives With 1 Vote- $50k Sweepstakes

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Adoption, Blog, Events, Featured | 0 comments

How could 1 vote dramatically change the lives of animals in need? The BISSELL Pet Foundation is currently hosting the “Support the Shelters Sweepstakes” and awarding $50,000 to your favorite Partners for Pets shelter! In 2016 PAAWS RI saved 550 lives and adopted them into loving homes. None of this would have been possible without the support of our community, volunteers, fosters, donors, and adopters! Help us continue our critical life-saving work with your 1 vote!...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: WINNIE AND GUS – A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT: WINNIE AND GUS – A FRIEND IN NEED IS A FRIEND INDEED

WINNIE is a one year, three-month-old brown and black tiger female cat. Winnie was found in an industrial area, living in a vacant factory with other cats. Winnie had a damaged left paw, and it was so damaged you could see the bones of her foot. It was not a new injury, and we suspect she may have tangled with an animal in the area. The damage was so bad it cost Winnie her leg. GUS is a two-year-old black and white male cat Gus wandered into a backyard, scared and hungry. A kindly resident fed him and took him...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ARIEL AND MOZART – THE FELINE VERSION OF ROMEO AND JULIET

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ARIEL AND MOZART – THE FELINE VERSION OF ROMEO AND JULIET

ARIEL is a one year, one month old white with tiger patches female cat. MOZART is a one-year, six-month-old black and white long-haired male cat. Ariel’s short life has been beset by tragedy – she had her own home, with an owner that loved her deeply, and one that Ariel loved just as equally, and the owner passed away. Ariel was taken in by another owner, who tried…but Ariel was despondent and unhappy, and the new owner did not think Ariel was doing well in the different household. Ariel was adjusting...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ARCTIC GEM – A LILAC POINT SIAMESE IN PROGRESS

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 2 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  ARCTIC GEM – A LILAC POINT SIAMESE IN PROGRESS

ARCTIC GEM is an eight-year-old lilac point Siamese female cat. Arctic Gem was acquired for breeding purposes, and she’s been quite the workhorse in her lifetime. The breeder is experiencing health issues, and Gem came to us. Gem does lack some social skills with humans, and our staff and volunteers will be industriously convincing her that humans are great companions for felines! Gem will flourish in a quiet home that will be patient and understanding of a life spent making kittens, and with no knowledge of...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SOLEI – BEATS HERSHEY FOR KISSES

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SOLEI – BEATS HERSHEY FOR KISSES

SOLEI is a one year old calico female cat. Solei’s former owner needed to move, and the new residence could only accept one cat. Understandably so, the owner opted to keep the older of the two cats, and Solei came to us. She’s an energetic and playful girl, and will play with anything and everything! Solei’s favorite game is a robust bat and chase with her ball. Solei is very affectionate, loving, social, and friendly, and she likes other cats as well. She’s a great feline companion, and who could resist...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SPARKLE – PICK ME, PICK ME!

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SPARKLE – PICK ME, PICK ME!

SPARKLE is a two-year-old grey and white female cat. We suspect she may have been abandoned in a residential neighborhood, because when she came to us, except for being quite dirty, she was in good shape. We have discovered Sparkle does not care for other cats, and we think because she loves human companionship so much, she doesn’t want to share it! Sparkle is playful, very affectionate, and just loves people. She’ll do anything to capture your attention, including some interesting turn overs and roll arounds...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: SEYMOUR – MY OWN CAT BED?? COOL!

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  SEYMOUR – MY OWN CAT BED?? COOL!

SEYMOUR is a two-year old black cat. Seymour was abandoned in a residential backyard, and the kindly resident fed him, then noticed one day he was limping quite badly. Concerned for his well-being, Seymour was brought to us. Seymour had numerous scratches around his head, neck and shoulders, and this poor boy was covered in ticks. He was thin, frightened, and not feeling too good. That didn’t last long! Now that Seymour is cared for, with nutritious food, and plenty of it, this boy’s personality shines. We...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ROCKY BALBOA – RETIRED FROM FIGHTING

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  ROCKY BALBOA – RETIRED FROM FIGHTING

ROCKY BALBOA is a two-year, six-month-old black cat. Rocky was found in an inner-city neighborhood, much the worst for wear. Rocky was missing hair from his back and chest, and his chest was so scabbed that we wondered what wild animal could this poor boy have encountered – a bear?? Despite what this boy experienced in trying to survive on the streets, his personality is incredible. Rocky is so happy to be warm, fed, and to have a comfy bed to nap in. He’s very affectionate, and will bound over to see you...

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Adoption Alert: 8 Week Old Kittens

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 9 comments

Adoption Alert: 8 Week Old Kittens

Have room in your heart and in your home for a snuggly ball of fuzz? We have lots of eight-week old kittens, all different colors, girls and boys, all waiting to meet wonderful new kitten parents. Send us an application to get the ball rolling. These little ones can’t wait to meet you. Please note that kittens DO NOT stay at our shelter. If you are interested in a kitten, please submit an adoption application. If your application is approved, you will hear back from one of our volunteers within two business...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: DOMINIC – MY WORLD HAS CHANGED…YAY!

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  DOMINIC – MY WORLD HAS CHANGED…YAY!

DOMINIC is a nine-year-old black and white male cat. Dominic was found wandering a residential neighborhood, and he was pretty beat up from trying to survive outside. His ears are squashed from his ordeal, and we truly don’t know how Dominic managed to survive for so long. He was apprehensive when he first came to us, and understandably so, we imagine this boy had quite a few curve balls thrown at him in his lifetime. He’s very observant, and watches with more and more curiosity the bustling activity of our...

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Cat Adoption Alert: Oreo, As Delicious as the Cookie

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

Cat Adoption Alert: Oreo, As Delicious as the Cookie

OREO is a five-year-old black and white female cat. Oreo was adopted from us in 2015, and the owner recently passed away unexpectedly. The cat was brought to a local shelter near the former owner’s home, and the microchip scan showed she had once been ours. We were given the opportunity to take the her back, and we acted upon that opportunity. She is very stressed and depressed, and understandably so. For Oreo, it’s another round in a shelter, after experiencing a life of love and care. That she was well-loved...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: CHARLIE – I FOUGHT THE STREET, AND I WON

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  CHARLIE – I FOUGHT THE STREET, AND I WON

CHARLIE is a three-year-old buff and white male cat. He was found living under a pile of garbage to stay warm and safe, and was brought to us. He was very ill with an upper respiratory infection, and one eye was so infected it was closed. Charlie was limping quite badly, and needed to rest. We suspect he was abandoned, for as he becomes more confident that he is safe and cared for, he’s becoming much more social and curious about his environment. Charlie is very sweet, and grows more affectionate with each...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: BELLA – A CAT FOR ALL SEASONS

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  BELLA – A CAT FOR ALL SEASONS

BELLA is a two-year-old brown and black tiger female cat. Bella’s former residence was expecting a new recliner, and for some reason the choice came down to a new recliner or Bella. Bella lost, and she came to us. We can picture curling up in a new recliner with Bella tucked snugly on our lap to watch a movie, but that’s us. Bella is having difficulty with shelter life, and being removed from the only home she has ever known has been traumatic for her. She’s somewhat apprehensive, and understandably so, the...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ZELDA – A BED, A WINDOWSILL, AND YOU

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT: ZELDA – A BED, A WINDOWSILL, AND YOU

ZELDA is a two-year-old female black cat. Zelda was found trying to survive in the outside world, and getting ready to bear her young. We can only imagine the terror and grueling life this young girl endured on the streets. Despite Zelda’s fear and uncertainty she held fast, and stayed by her babies and cared for them. A kind and generous foster parent took Zelda and her four kittens in, and Zelda made great strides in her foster home. Zelda learned that humans could be kind and gentle, and more and more she...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: EVAN – A BEAUTIFUL, GREEN-EYED BOY

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  EVAN – A BEAUTIFUL, GREEN-EYED BOY

EVAN is a four-year-old grey male cat. We suspect at one time Evan had his own home, and somehow came to reside in a home that had numerous cats. We think this may have overwhelmed Evan, and that going from a quiet home to a tumultuous and chaotic environment may have shattered his confidence somewhat. Evan is blossoming under the care of our volunteers and staff, and we’ve discovered he loves to have his nose rubbed! He’s a beautiful boy, with startling green eyes that peer at you in hope, mixed with...

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DOGS ADOPTION ALERT: BRODY AND JUNO – TWO BONDED RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK DOGS

Posted by on Apr 16, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

DOGS ADOPTION ALERT:  BRODY AND JUNO – TWO BONDED RHODESIAN RIDGEBACK DOGS

BRODY is a four-year-old brown and white Rhodesian Ridgeback male dog, and JUNO is a two-year-old red Rhodesian Ridgeback.male dog. Both boys came to us from a former breeder who opted not to continue breeding due to his advancing years, and his inability because of those advancing years to provide minimal care for the boys. Brody is the “big brother” of the two, and Juno tends to look at Brody for guidance. They are so bonded that during recent neutering of the boys they didn’t take their eyes off each...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: TONY STARK – BIG BOY, BIG HEART

Posted by on Apr 2, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  TONY STARK – BIG BOY, BIG HEART

TONY STARK is a five-year-old black and white male cat. Tony Stark was found wandering an inner-city street, and this poor guy had a sizable wound on the side of his face, one so bad it left a scar. We tell him it’s testimony of his fortitude and courage, that he even survived on his own. He was very thin, with many scabs and missing patches of hair. Tony Stark exudes personality. Now that he’s healing, safe, warm and with ample food, this boy is blossoming into a beautiful cat, in both inner and outer...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: PANINI – LOOKING FOR LOVE

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT:  PANINI  – LOOKING FOR LOVE

PANNINI is a two-year-old grey and white female cat. Originally a kindly resident brought her to us, she had been abandoned by residents that had moved out of the neighborhood. He indicated that she had borne a litter of kittens and lost them, they didn’t survive the birth. It was understandable, because our poor girl was thin, starving, dirty and terribly afraid. Our staff and volunteers went to work, caring for this gentle girl and reassuring her she was going to be ok, and life was going to be greatly...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: GIGI – LOOKING FOR LOVE IN A CALM PLACE

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 2 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT: GIGI – LOOKING FOR LOVE IN A CALM PLACE

GIGI is a seven-year-old grey and white female cat. Gigi’s former owner could no longer keep her, and gave her to a volunteer to bring to us. Gigi is broken-hearted, and you can only imagine how the noise and hectic pace of our shelter is so overwhelming to her. You can see Gigi’s brave attempts to come to grips with her different life, and her initial reluctance when you first approach her fails quickly, for her desire to bond with a human is very apparent. When you talk to Gigi, she relaxes and becomes very...

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CAT ADOPTION ALERT: DALE – GOODBYE BACKYARD, HELLO TO A NEW LIFE!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Adoption, Blog | 0 comments

CAT ADOPTION ALERT: DALE – GOODBYE BACKYARD, HELLO TO A NEW LIFE!

DALE is an eight-year-old medium haired orange and white male cat. Dale spent most his life in a backyard, where the kindly resident made food available to him. One day, however, Dale seemed quite ill, and the concerned resident contacted a volunteer, who went to assist Dale. When Dale arrived at our shelter, he was literally dying. Dale was malnutritioned, with ulcers in his mouth and a sorely needed dental surgery. He had matts so severe he could barely move, and he was suffering anemia. Not anymore! Dale is...

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Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Top 10 Reasons to Adopt an Adult Cat 1. The cat you adopt has no surprises. Adult cats are fully mature and have become the cat that they will be, in both size and personality. The tiny kitten you adopt one day could turn into a small mountain lion. Also, the extremely playful, rambunctious kitten could turn in to be the biggest couch potato. With adult cats you know how active they are and their likes and dislikes on the day of adoption, not a year later. 2. Kittens are naughty! Most people know it comes with the...

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Why Heat Can Be Deadly

Posted by on Jul 16, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

The hot summer heat means sandy beaches, golden tans, and worst of all, heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when your pet’s overall body temperature becomes hotter than normal. Many respiratory, cardiac and organ functions rely on a normal body temperature to function properly. Because of this, heat stroke is deadly. Symptoms of heat stroke include vigorous panting, dark red gums, dry mucus membranes (such as eyes), unwilling or unable to get up and dizziness. Once you notice these symptoms in your pet, they...

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