Humane Education & Advocacy Overview

Cat in a cageThe Potter League aims to reduce animal homelessness and increase the value of animals in society through our education and advocacy programs.

Education is the key to reducing the neglect, abuse and abandonment of companion animals and promoting respect for wildlife. It is our responsibility to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, and the Potter League is committed to educating the public and supporting meaningful protections for animals.

School Programs

The Potter League visits more the 2,500 students each year in schools across Newport County and beyond. During our school programs, students learn about responsible pet care, pet overpopulation, bite prevention, animal welfare, and more!

Youth Programs

The Potter League believes in the importance of community involvement, especially for children. Our youth programs are available to the public and are so much fun, kids won’t even realize they're learning respect for animals!


By supporting legislation that effectively protects animals, the Potter League can work towards a more humane Rhode Island for people and animals alike.


Have questions about the Potter League and its policies? Go to our FAQ page for lots of good information!


Phone: 401-846-8276
Fax: 401-846-0681
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87 Oliphant Lane
Middletown, RI

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Middletown: 401-846-1144
Portsmouth: 401-683-0300
Newport: 401-847-1306
Jamestown: 401-423-1212
Tiverton: 401-625-6277
Little Compton: 401-635-2311

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