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Potter League event addresses steps being taken to combat animal abuse
Rhode Island Special Assistant Attorney General Kimberly R. Ahern said there seems to be more awareness now about animal abuse cases than ever before.

Senate passes legislation to increase criminal penalties for animal abuse
The Rhode Island State Senate unanimously passed legislation filed at the request of Attorney General Peter Kilmartin that would increase criminal penalties for malicious injury to or killing of animals.

After Nearly 35 Years, Potter League Executive Director M. Christie Smith Announces Retirement
M. Christie Smith, CAWA, has announced that she will be retiring from her position as Executive Director of the Potter League for Animals in December 2016.

newportFILM Will Screen The Champions, Documentary About Michael Vick’s Pitbulls
newportFILM , in partnership with Potter League For Animals, Handsome Dan’s Rescue & Best Friends Animal Society , will screen The Champions at 6pm on Thursday, January 14th at the Casino Theater.

Potter League Becomes First Animal Shelter in U.S. to Earn LEED Gold
United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse joined Executive Director Christie Smith today to announce that the Potter League for Animals shelter and education center has been certified as a LEED Gold building for its energy efficient and high-performing design.


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