In 1929, the Potter League for Animals was founded under the name, “Newport County League for Animals” in order to take charge of abandoned, sick, lame, overworked or cruelly treated animals.

Almost 90 years later, the Potter League cares for between 1,800 – 2,200 dogs, cats, and small mammals as the animal shelter of Newport County.

Brad Shear, Executive Director of Potter League for Animals, joined Ryan Belmore and Tim Towey today to chat about all that’s happening at the local nonprofit and all that they’re doing these days to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Ryan and Tim were also joined by two local residents, Jamie Davis and Kevin Hagan, who are heading to Super Bowl 52 this weekend.

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).