EGAPL busy matching rescue dogs with new families
Last week the Beacon ran a story about the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, which had just taken in 41 rescue dogs from southern quick-kill shelters.
This Sunday, the East Greenwich Animal Protection League (EGAPL) held their first adoption day since the dogs’ arrival.
“We had probably about 50 people over the course of the day,” said League Director, Tammy Flanagan.
Those who visited the League, a private, no-kill shelter, were able to meet the newest arrivals, most of which are puppies.
Gathered in three separate corrals on the rear lawn of the shelter, the puppies got to play and meet prospective new owners.
Inside the shelter, other puppies and older dogs got a chance to meet and greet during adoption hours, which are held weekly on Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Although Flanagan has not informed all of the new owners of their approved adoption, she believes 12 dogs will go home by the end of the week.
Despite the dozen success stories, there will still be roughly 40 dogs left at the shelter, including some who have been waiting for homes prior to the new dogs’ arrival.
“We still have lots of puppies and smaller and older dogs,” said Flanagan. “There’s a dog out there for everyone.”
Those who are not looking to adopt can help the League through donations.
“This Sunday we had three people give us donations,” said Flanagan. “We got a check for $250, another for $140 and someone brought in tons of dogs treats and cat treats.”
Monetary donations will help offset costs for boarding (the League rents space from the Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital), spaying and neutering, vaccines and more. Flanagan said she wouldn’t be able to care for and house all of the dogs at the shelter without the help of the staff at Greenwich Bay.
“I have to say a big thanks to the kennel staff for all of their hard work over these past few weeks,” she said.
For more information on the pets, visit www.egapl.org, Petfinder.com or search for the East Greenwich Animal Protection League on Facebook.
If interested in adopting a dog, call Tammy Flanagan at 241-4541. Open house adoption hours on Sundays are held at the Greenwich Bay Animals Hospital, 5732 Post Road, East Greenwich.