Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter upcoming events

The Cranston Herald ·

Pet Walk with Blessing of the Animals and Costume Contest

Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter will host its 14th annual Pet Walk with Blessing of the Animals and Costume Contest on Saturday Oct. 2, at the beach in Warwick City Park, Asylum Avenue, Warwick, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the homeless cats and dogs waiting for adoption at the Warwick Animal Shelter.

A $15 donation for each animal includes an individual blessing by Deacon John Baker of Saints Rose and Clements Parish and a colorful pet bandana. Enjoy a scenic 2.75-mile walk around Warwick City Park with your dog. A shorter walk is also available. All restrained animals are welcome for a blessing, but only dogs are allowed on the walk.

Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. and the Dog Walk starts at 11:30 a.m. Individual blessings will continue to be performed until noon by Deacon Baker.

Water for the animals and dog waste bags will be provided.

Adoptable dogs from the Warwick Animal Shelter will be present to meet, greet and kick off the dog walk. This day is probably the most fun for our shelter dogs while waiting for their forever home as they get to spend the whole day at the park.

Stay for a judged Costumed Dog Contest with prizes at 12:30 p.m.

All animals must wear a collar and identification tag. Proof of rabies vaccination is required with a current rabies tag or a veterinarian’s rabies certificate for every dog, cat or ferret.

Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Cats, ferrets, rats, birds, etc must be in a proper, secure carrier or securely harnessed and leashed. Retractable or Flexi leashes are not allowed – please use a flat (i.e. 6-foot) leash.

Aggressive dogs, any dog under 4 months old or in any stage of heat will not be allowed to participate.

For updates, please visit Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter’s Facebook page at facebook.com/FriendsOfTheWarwickAnimalShelter.

For more information about Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, visit www.friendsri.org.

Crafting for Critters Fall Craft Fair

The seventh annual Crafting for Critters Fall Craft Fair will be held outdoors on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Airport Professional Park, 2348 Post Road, Warwick, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hosted by Friends of the Warwick Animal Shelter, over 50 artisans, crafters and authors will be exhibiting. Handcrafted products include jewelry, crafts, fine art, handcrafted accessories, apparel, home decor, baked goods, candies, all natural dog treats, and books by local authors and much more.

Admission and parking are free. Food trucks will be on the premises.

For more information or vendor space, please contact Audrey Snow, fair director at (401) 480-9769 or by email fowas.crafts@gmail.com.

Donations of wet cat food and wet dog food are welcome. Pets are not allowed in this facility.

The state’s directives regarding COVID-19 will be followed.

For more information, visit www.friendsri.org.

18th Howlween Party

Join us for a wicked good time at our 18th annual Howlween Party on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus, 475 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Tickets cost $20 per person (or zombie!) and include dinner. There will be a cash bar.

Enjoy dancing with music provided by a DJ, raffles and costume contest prizes. Costumes are optional, but definitely lots more fun.

This is an adults-only event, and no pets are permitted on the premises. There is an ATM on premises.

Hosted by the Warwick Animal Shelter, proceeds will benefit our shelter animals. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 468-4377 or email animal.shelter@warwickri.com Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 19.

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