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Posted June 12,  2014

Congratulations to Thomas Gulluscio, OSAC’s Board President, who was appointed to the RI Rabies Control Board in April 2014 by Governor Lincoln Chafee.    The RI Rabies Control Board is responsible for the development of rabies regulations and policies, educational outreach to various groups, and the review of rabies statistical and epidemiological data that is presented by its members or by agencies such as the RI Department of Environmental Management or RI Department of Health.  The Board, which is chaired by the State Veterinarian, is comprised of representatives of: RI DEM, RI Department of Health, RI Veterinary Medical Association, RI Animal Control Officers’ Association, the RI Farm Bureau, and a recognized RI humane organization.  

We’re very proud that Tom was honored with this appointment!

Posted May 25, 2014

educateHUMANE! GETS MORE FUNDING!

OSAC is happy to announce that it has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the Elinor Patterson Baker Foundation  to support educateHUMANE!  We gratefully acknowledge this support and look forward to reaching even more children across the State with our programs.

OSAC is excited to be partnering with Jane Deming, nationally known for her work in humane education, to create a program specifically for Rhode Island elementary schools. In support of this program “WE CAN FIX IT”,  the ASPCA awarded OSAC a grant of $25,000 in July 2013. Thank you ASPCA!  It’s our belief that, working together, we can educate children about the importance of proper animal care and enhance their relationships with the animals in their lives.

Please click educateHUMANE! for updates about this and other educational programs.

Posted August 5, 2012

NBC10 WJAR DONATES TO OSAC!

In 2012, OSAC received a $5,000 donation from WJAR to help clients of the RI Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. More than one hundred clients received full or partial financial support to have their cats sterilized!  Click here to see the newscast.

Posted November 12, 2012

PETSMART CHARITIES®

Supporting our commitment to spay/neuter, OSAC received a $67,760 grant from PetSmart Charities® in 2012 to enable residents of Central Falls to get their cats sterilized for free at the RI Community Spay/Neuter Clinic. A joint project with animal control, OSAC’s goal is to sterilize 50 cats per month from Central Falls for the next two years. With free transportation provided by RICSNC, we’re on our way to that goal!

Posted June 10, 2014

In spring 2014, OSAC received two significant grant awards.  The Humane Society of the United States provided OSAC a grant in recognition of demonstrating what successful collaboration can accomplish.

The RI House of Representatives also awarded OSAC a grant in support of its work on behalf of RI’s animals and to further OSAC’s outreach initiatives.  

We gratefully acknowledge both HSUS and the RI House of Representatives for recognizing and supporting our work for the animals of RI!


Posted October 1,  2014

Liz Skrobisch, Executive Director of the Ocean State Animal Coalition, spoke with Shawn Murphy, Host of WPXQ’s For The Record.  For The Record public affairs program channel covers local organizations and business interests throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut.  

To learn more about the Ocean State Animal Coalition, click here to watch the interview.