Originally founded in 1929, The Potter League is an "open admission" shelter helping as many pets as possible in the surrounding communities. They accept owner-surrendered animals, as well as stray animals from communities which have an animal control-housing contract. Annually, they take in approximately 2,000 domestic dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals into their facility providing food, housing, training, vaccinations, and requiting the love that too often these animals have not experienced. The Potter League consistently maintains a Live Release Rate of 90% or higher through placement to new families, returned to their owners, or released to another facility or rescue group. They take in all from the ill, dangerous, and poorly behaved to highly adoptable animals already ready for their forever home.
In addition to their work as a shelter, The Potter League is a sanctuary for current pet owners providing a wide array of resources from allergy education to low cost spay/neuters/vaccinations. The Potter League services nearly 2,000 animals with vaccinations for low-income pet owners, obedience training, and behavior support each year. They are truly the community's ultimate animal care and resource center.
To learn more about our commitment and decision to setup this ongoing partnership you can read about it in our blog.
Harper & Tucker partners with the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island (DIIRI) in Providence, RI for their Annual Holiday Clothing Drive.
In 2013, DIIR was born from the union of two Rhode Island organizations: The International Institute of Rhode Island and the Dorcas Place Adult and Family Literacy Center. Dorcas Place’s mission was to assist low-income adults to realize their full potential through literacy, collaboration, advocacy and community involvement. Since joining forces with the International Institute of Rhode Island, the original mission transformed into an all-encompassing effort to provide education and job readiness opportunities along with legal services for citizenship, immigration and refugee resettlement programs in Rhode Island.