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Headlines and Updates
Farm Animal Rescue
'THEY NEED HUMANS'
Now in its 15th year, West Place Animal Sanctuary has a storybook feel.
West Place Animal Sanctuary Extends Its Altruistic Reach Beyond the Four-Legged to Young Humans
The Tiverton non-profit has teamed up with BayCoast Bank to provide free humane education program opportunities.
Fifteen years of love
West Place Animal Sanctuary marks 15 years of love in Tiverton and has never been busier.
BayCoast Bank establishes student scholarship at West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton
Scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in West Place’s Educational Internship Program.
BayCoast Bank Establishes Student Scholarship at West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton, RI
BayCoast Bank is proud to announce the establishment of the BayCoast Bank Scholarship at West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton, RI.
Animal Welfare Programs Get Grants
West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton, RI, receives grant to provide food and medial care to a variety of farm animals and wildlife.
Tiverton's West Place Animal Sanctuary Awarded $25K Grant
The funding was part of nearly $500,000 awarded to local animal welfare organizations, and will pay for food and medical costs.
Three Newport County groups awarded grants to support animal welfare programs
Potter League For Animals, CoyoteSmarts, and West Place Animal Sanctuary win share of nearly $500,000 in grants for animal welfare programs.
Newport County Groups Win Share of Nearly $500,000 in Grants for Animal Welfare Programs
West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton receives grant for food and medical care.
Nov 26, 2021
Taylor provides sanctuary for neglected, abused farm animals
The animal sanctuary, which cares for neglected & abused farm animals and rehabilitates wildlife, has helped more than 1,000 animals.
Nov 24, 2021
Eye on RI: West Place Animal Sanctuary Holiday Shop & Stroll
The Rhode Show shares ways to get ready for the holiday season while giving back.
Aug 13, 2021
Announcing Fur, Feathers & Fins
Welcome to Fur, Feathers & Fins, the official blog of West Place Animal Sanctuary!
Jun 24, 2021
Sanctuary hopes to save more animals with SUV
West Place lands on the front page of the Newport Daily News during the Land Rover Above & Beyond Service Awards.
Jun 16, 2021
West Place Animal Sanctuary Named National Finalist in Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards
Public voting in the Animal Welfare category open through Monday, June 28.
Jun 16, 2021
Tiverton, R.I., animal sanctuary offers a safe haven — and a chance for a happy life
West Place arose out of tragedy to aid animals recovering from abuse & neglect. Now the nonprofit has a chance to be honored with an award.
Apr 22, 2021
Twice abandoned dog gets fresh start
Man charged with abandoning terrier twice in two days, once on Lloyd's Beach, then in Mystic, Conn.
Apr 17, 2021
Dog abandoned twice is rescued, owner arrested
As the lost dog shelter for the towns of Tiverton and Little Compton, West Place Animal Sanctuary worked with authorities to seek justice.
Feb 11, 2021
The Story Behind West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton
For Wendy Taylor, it began with an old Victorian and a love for animals.
Jan 28, 2021
Letter: A chance encounter with the most memorable Bobbert
A letter to the editor about a chance encounter with the most memorable Bobbert.
Jan 14, 2021
West Place says goodbye to beloved Bobbert
Resident greeter (often with kisses), ambassador, and entertainer, Bobbert had become the face of West Place Animal Sanctuary.
Nov 1, 2020
Why We Are Located on the South Coast
The South Coast of New England boasts a wide variety of non-profits. Learn more about why we're located here and what makes us thrive.
Mar 7, 2020
During a time when most things are off-limits, one article features us as the perfect destination.
Thanks to OnlyInYourState for posting an article on us. As we always say, it's the coolest when we get press that we didn't even know we...
Dec 19, 2019
RIVMA awards our Executive Director
We are SO proud of Wendy for being the recipient of the "Best Friends Award" from the Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association. This...
Dec 1, 2019
Hadley Insurit Group features us in their Community Spotlight!
HIG - "For over 17 years we have been proud to work with West Place Animal Sanctuary and their Executive Director, Wendy Taylor. Today...
Nov 1, 2019
An Unexpected Perfect Match
-by Wendy Taylor, Executive Director I received a call from a realtor who wanted to do a piece on us. In all honesty, we've had SO many...
Sep 1, 2019
ASPCA blog post on West Place!
We were happy to hear from the ASPCA when they reached out to us...and it wasn't for another cruelty case or request to take in more...
Aug 29, 2019
Five Survivors who beat long odds with us
Once again, the Sakonnet Times dropped in to catch-up and see how our rescues we're doing. And not only do they report on it, but they...
Aug 24, 2019
Turn to 10 joins us for our Open House
Turn to 10 was at it again, as they joined us during our recent open house. Watch the news piece here, or read the article below, with...
Aug 22, 2019
Herald News : Safe Haven
We always love when they check in on us! A great article as always, but this one came with video too.
Aug 21, 2019
West Place featured in the Newport Daily News in new article
West Place was recently featured on newportri.com in a new article by the Herald News (Fall River, MA). Read below for the full content,...
Apr 4, 2019
A Better Place (with an intro by our Director)
I received a call from the RISPCA, looking to know if we could help them find a place to take two pigs taken from a cruelty situation....
Apr 1, 2019
Truth and Double Daring
Join our Executive Director, Wendy Taylor, as she speaks to The Divine Breadcrumb hosts, Carol and Diane, for this fun and informational...
Mar 14, 2019
Horse rescued after snowy ordeal, with an intro by our Director
We rescue, were are not supposed to be rescued. They day started like any other winter morning, cold and blanketed with snow. I had had a...
Mar 1, 2019
eBay for Charity can make a difference
Back in February, we heard about eBay for Charity. We didn't know much about this so we poked around eBay to learn more. And you know...
Nov 23, 2018
Nothing better than when an article is written about us and we don't even know!
Thank you to providenceonline.com for the shout out, especially around this time of holiday giving. What a nice surprise to hear from...
Nov 15, 2018
Our Director speaks at Rhode Island Foundation Press Conference
The Rhode Island Foundation has been good to us and we count on this incredible organization to assist us with our ever-growing funding...
Oct 25, 2018
The Potter League invites our Executive Director to speak
We were so honored that Wendy was chosen as the key note speaker for this year's Potter League Annual Meeting. The board of director...
Sep 13, 2018
First Stop For Wayward Pets
We're a few months into our new kennel contract with the town of Tiverton, and wow, it is not at all what we were presented with. Prior...
Jul 18, 2018
The Reporter Today reports on our upcoming Open House
The Reporter Today helped us get the word out. You can see the full info here or read it below. West Place Animal Sanctuary Annual...
Jul 17, 2018
A PLACE FOR ALL West Place now helps lost dogs in Tiverton and Little Compton, RI
Deborah Allard, Herald News Staff Reporter, came out to see what our new digs look like. Read below for the full content, or see the...
Jul 10, 2018
Why do we love RI Hot Yoga and its owner? So many reasons!
She's cool, totally fit, her boyfriend volunteers with us, the list goes on. But we can't deny we love her because she puts on a fabulous...
Jun 1, 2018
When you make the ProJo, you know you've made it!
So excited that the Providence Journal picked up the great piece filmed about us by the incredible, Jim Hummel. See the original article...
May 27, 2018
R.I. Spotlight: Highlighting Community Heroes
One Spring morning, our Executive Director, Wendy Taylor gets a call. The man on the other end of the phone is Jim Hummel, a hard-hitting...
Mar 23, 2018
A TEDx Talk! Our Executive Director just never stops!
DO NOT MISS THIS ENLIGHTENING, MOVING AND REVEALING TALK, Service Over Self: Leaving a Sustainable Legacy. IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE. IT...
Dec 21, 2017
Our own Director is a 2017 Rhode Islander of the Year! Of course...
We are so very proud of Wendy, and no one deserves it more! Rhode Island Monthly gave her the royal treatment, with professional photo...
Sep 24, 2017
Angels Anonymous are angels indeed!
The New Bedford Guide shared this great event! Full post here. West Place Animal Sanctuary Supply Drive September 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am -...
Aug 19, 2017
Turn to 10 News was on-site at West Place for our Open House!
So happy that our Open House drew a great crowd and even more pleased that Turn to 10 was with us. Watch their piece on us, here....
Aug 19, 2017
Eyewitness News comes to West Place!
For the one-year anniversary of the Westport, MA case, we hosted our first large-scale Open House to allow residents to see how well the...
Aug 19, 2017
ABC 6 News story
We aren't really used to being on TV, but we think that's about to change. We recently found ourselves on every local news program,...
Aug 17, 2017
And now we're on the radio! WSAR interviews our Director