Ways to Give

The Potter League for Animals is a non-profit, 501c3 organization. We rely on funding from private donations, special events and grants from foundations for the majority of our operating expenses. We do not receive government funding.

Please make a donation today. Your help could save the life of an animal.
If you would like to help us, you can click here to make a secure online donation

or print out a donation form and mail it to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. 

Here are more ways to help our homeless animals and the Potter League:

The Animal Care Fund
Created to support homeless animals needing basic care as well as treatment for serious medical issues. WIth the rising cost of veterinary care, more animals arrive at the Potter League with serious needs. With the increased number of animals and costs, these funds can quickly be depleted. We want to help more than a lucky few animals. We want to help them all. Your kind support wil help is accomplish this goal.

Become a Friends Enriching Lives Member
Friends Enriching Lives is an easy and efficient way for you to make a monthly gift and provide the reliable support that is so vital to the animals and programs at the Potter League.
Click here  for more information and to dowload an enrollment form.

Forever Friends Society
The Forever Friends Society is a unique group of investors in the Potter League for Animals. These generous and farsighted individuals have made the Potter League a part of their estate plans. By doing so, they have guaranteed the League's long term financial security and have satisfied their own dreams and dedication to help animals.

IRA Rollover Extension
If you are age 70 ½ or older, you may be able to make an outright gift to the Potter League by transferring funds directly from your individual retirement account (IRA) without paying federal income taxes on the distribution. Check with financial advisor for more information. Your contribtuion will count towards your minimum required distribution. 

Gifts of Appreciated Assets
Consider donations of stocks, bonds, or real estate to contribute to our annual fund or to fund a planned gift. 
For further informationon Forever Friends, IRA Rollovers or Gifts of Stock, contact the Development Department at 401.846.0592 or  

Consider Donating Through Workplace Giving:
For the United Way of Rhode Island, simply write the name of the Potter League for Animals in the section of the form that specifies Donor Designation. 
For the Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusettes Area Combined Federal Campaign, please write this special five digit code, #37967 on the CFC pledge form. 
For the RI State Employees Charitable Appeal (SECA), please write this special four digit code, #3450 in the designated spot on the SECA pledge form

To help make your donations go further, check with your workplace to see if they will match your donation. Most major corporations have a matching gift program for employees.

The Potter League holds two major special events each year described below.  To get involved contact Susan Ryan, Development Manager at 401.846-0592 or

Heart and Sole Walk for the Animals
The Heart and Sole Walk for the Animals is our premier summer fundraiser that takes place the first Sunday of June each year.  The 2014 Walk raised over $90,000 for the animals in our care.  Every year gets bigger and better and we are looking forward to our next Walk scheduled for June 2015!  For information on the Heart & Sole Walk contact

Have a Heart Cocktail Party and Auction
This festive February event  livens up a winter evening.  The food is fabulous and the live and silent auction is the largest in the Newport area.  This event is sure to be spectacular as we celebrate at a new location, OceanCliff in Newport.  For information on sponsorship or to donate an auction item contact

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