Diamond in the Ruff

Animal Rescue Rhode Island thanks you for making
2017’s Diamond in the Ruff
the success it was!

Animal Rescue Rhode Island extends the warmest thank you to the 160 guests who attended this years’ Diamond in the Ruff! Raising over $24,000, the proceeds from the cocktail party and auction will go straight to helping each and every animal that calls ARRI their temporary home.

Every year at Diamond in the Ruff, animal lovers from all over gather together to celebrate the successes of two animal welfare leaders, as we present our Golden Paw Awards. This years’ honorees were Bob Midwood, of Golden Dog Training and Susan Parker of Dynamic Dog Training, LLC. The evening included generously donated food and beverages from our following local sponsors:

Belmont Market, Breachway Grill, Coast Guard House, Cool Beans Cafe, Crazy Burger, George’s of Galilee, Joy’s Chocolates, Matunuck Oyster Bar, O’Neils Package Store, Phil’s Main Street Grille, WBG Fine Catering, and Whalers Brewing Company.

Also, a sincere thanks to our generous underwritters: Bartending by Dennis, Flowerthyme, J.J. Silvia Auctioneer, Karen Bernard Photography, Lila Delman, Peak Event Services, Peter Delasanta of Carolina Sound, South County Steel, SRI Newspapers, The Independent, and Weedweavers.

Silent and live auction items from this years event  included a week-long stay in the Green Mountains of Vermont, a two- night stay on Block Island at the Blue Dory Inn with round trip ferry tickets, and even a stay at the Providence Marriott Downtown  with tickets to  Trinity Repertory and a ride with a venetian gondolier. Each year brings new fun and new friends, so if you missed out this year, be sure to join us next April for Diamond in the Ruff 2018!

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