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Local animal shelter forced to relocate; dogs seek loving homes

Dill, Gerkin and Kosher are seven week old puppies, all siblings, in need of a permanent home.They are currently in a foster home under the care of the East Greenwich Animal Protection League, a nonprofit that also needs a permanent home.The League has been working out the East Greenwich Animal Hospital on Post Road in Warwick for the past year, but the hospital is closing as of April 1st. "We're in a pretty desperate situation right now," said League President Tammy Flanagan."We are trying to find rental space, office space or storefront where we can at least operate out of for the time being," Flanagan said.The league, which has been operating as the town shelter since its inception, spent 30 years at another local animal hospital before moving to its current location.Now the organization is raising money so it can move into a space permanently, but any new facility would still be months away. The group is hoping to find temporary space in the interim, but also find homes for as many animals as possible in its care.They have about thirty animals in various foster homes right now, plus a half dozen dogs at their shelter at the East Greenwich Animal Hospital, that will have no place to go when the group moves out. {} East Greenwich Animal Hospital is having an adoption event Sunday morning, at their location 4302 Post Road, Warwick, from 10:30am until 1:00pm. They're hoping to adopt out as many dogs as possible, or at least find foster homes for them before they have to move. "We will have all of our adult dogs, we also will have 3 litters of puppies, and their moms that all need homes, and there will probably be a list of people too who sign up to be fosters," said Flanagan. The organization is also raising money toward finding a permanent facility. Here is the link to the EGAPL capital campaign towards buying their own building: http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/egapl-paws-abilities-capital-campaign/328981 You can also donate to the organization through their Facebook page or their website, www.egapl.org.

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