Programs and Services
Foster Parents Needed!
Interested in helping our animals prepare for adoption? Or in helping an adoptable dog find it's new family? PARL is always in need of foster homes with time and space to provide for an animal in need. Please contact our Shelter Manager, Amy Duskiewicz at email@example.com for more information.
Foster Care volunteers provide in-home care to newborns, special needs animals, or animals that are not thriving in the shelter environment. By opening your home to these animals, you will play a crucial role in providing them with the care and compassion needed to help place them into forever loving homes. Fostering saves lives and these caregivers provide an invaluable service to our shelter and to the animals!
h2>Upcoming Foster Care Orientation!Our next Foster Orientation is on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00pm – 6:00pm. Please RSVP Amy Duskiewicz, PARL's Shelter Manager at 421-1399 ext 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org by December 2nd.
If you would like more information, contact Shelter Manager, Amy at email@example.com. Please download a Foster Care Application You can mail it to PARL 34 Elbow Street Providence, RI 02903 Attention: Amy, Shelter Manager or contact Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-421-1399.
PARL Receives Best Friends Animal Society Grant!
We have great news! Best Friends Animal Society has a program called No More Homeless Pets Network that offers financial assistance for specific projects. It has awarded PARL a grant for $1800 that we will use to benefit our senior animals and increase their adoptability!
This generous funding that PARL has received will be targeted to help defray the costs of the senior preventative blood testing that is done for every senior at PARL. To-date, PARL has received 118 senior cats and dogs and this testing is an added expense that we believe is necessary. We have found that people sometimes fear that older animals may have health issues so this testing provides peace of mind to potential adopters that the senior is healty but it can also detect any potential health issues which allows us to provide treatment. This is just one of the many ways PARL goes above and beyond to help animals in its care. We thank Best Friends Animal Society for their generosity. Stay tuned for updates on all the seniors this grant will help!
Barn Cat Program!
Although PARL strives to adopt cats as indoor companions we realize that not every cat fits perfectly into this model. There is a wide range of personalities amongst cats. Some cats that would be deemed unadoptable as indoor companions (feral, free roaming) would be perfectly happy living as a Barn Cat. PARL’s Barn Cat Program targets these specific cats. This program aims to expand the options for homeless cats and ultimately save more lives.Toby's Happy Tail
Toby was a very handsome fella who was the perfect candidate for Barn Cat placement. He was transfered to our friends at the MSPCA since they had someone who was looking for Barn Cats. We thought he would be the perfect match and thankfully, he was. Here is the "happy tail" letter that the new owner sent to the folks at the MSPCA, along with some great pics of them in their new home! Take a look at Toby the Barn Cat's Happy Tail!