EGAPL Moves To New Site, Still Looking For It’s ‘Forever’ Home

by | Apr 4, 2014

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The new site of the EG Animal Protection League is at the EG Animal Hospital.

The East Greenwich Animal Protection League has moved to new digs – the East Greenwich Animal Hospital, 4302 Post Road, in Cowesett – but continues to look for someplace to call its own.

“We’re still looking for property. We’re still looking for a building. This will be our home until that happens,” said EGAPL president Tammy Flanagan last Sunday, after their first open house at EG Animal Hospital.

The EGAPL had been boarding its animals at Greenwich Bay Animal Hospital for many years, but recent rate increases made it impossible for the EGAPL to use them to provide vet care for the animals. Instead, the animals would be sent out for for spaying and neutering and other service.

“We’re now building a relationship with our vet care here, so all of our vet care will be coming here,” Flanagan said. “We’re all under one roof.”

Still, the long-term plan is to have their own place.

One recent plan that had looked hopeful – a site just off New London Turnpike near Coventry and West Greenwich – has fallen through. Objections from nearby West Greenwich residents swayed the developer to drop the plan, because his primary project would have been stalled while dealing with the objections.

So the organization continues the search.

“There were no puppies today, and we probably had 15 families today,” said Flanagan. “Next week, when we have a litter of puppies, we’re going to get 50 that walk through this door. Our goal is to be able to show dogs every day so we’re not bombarded once a week.”

The EGAPL holds an open house most Sundays from 10:30 to 1 p.m. To learn more, refer to their website here.

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