Milagros del Valle: Chile’s Modern Miracle

By Erik Scalavino | March 27, 2023

PIRQUE, Chile – Miracles happen here, little more than an hour due south of Santiago. The setting couldn’t be more Edenic, either. Engulfed by the majestic Andes Mountain range and nearby Chilean vineyards, the lush green countryside provides magnificent views spanning 360 degrees. High in these foothills sits a parcela, what can best be described…

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Gimme 5! Nutmeg reaches a milestone

By Erik Scalavino | May 25, 2019

Founder’s Report 2019 Mother Teresa famously observed that “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” A humble woman who dedicated her adult life to the business of administering charity, she remains an inspiration to many, including us at Nutmeg Animal Welfare. It’s hard to believe…

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Three cheers! Third Wine Tasting brings in $2,500

By Erik Scalavino | October 29, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Family, friends, and fun! For the third consecutive year, the last Friday in October saw supporters of Nutmeg Animal Welfare gather for a good time on Federal Hill in what has become our organization’s annual fundraising affair that puts the emphasis on fun. Our friends from Gasbarro’s Wines on Atwells Avenue once…

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Donate & Bid on our Rob Gronkowski Signed Football

By Erik Scalavino | September 4, 2018

Who’s excited about fall and the upcoming 2018 football season? And who wants to celebrate them with an NFL football autographed by New England star Rob Gronkowski (while helping support a worthy charitable cause at the same time)? You? Then read on… Hoping for a “spike” in donations, we’ve stepped up our giveaway game this…

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Join the Fun at Nutmeg’s Third Annual Autumn Wine Tasting

By Erik Scalavino | August 29, 2018

Wine enthusiasts can help themselves while helping distressed animals near and far at our yearly Federal Hill gathering this fall… WHO:                        Nutmeg Animal Welfare, a Rhode Island-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity, invites all animal lovers to its third annual Autumn Wine Tasting! Special guests include magician and motivational speaker John Logan (back by popular demand!) and…

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Nutmeg again assists Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

By Erik Scalavino | August 19, 2018

  For the second time in 2018, Nutmeg Animal Welfare has fulfilled one of its founding promises: to provide continued support to partner organizations around the world. Earlier this calendar year, we made a material gift to the Jerusalem SPCA in Israel, our third consecutive year doing so for them. Shortly thereafter, we purchased a…

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New!!! Nutmeg Travel Food/Water Bowls

By Erik Scalavino | July 10, 2018

Are you – or do you know – someone who likes to travel with pets? Perhaps you’re also looking for a more convenient and sanitary way to provide refreshment for your beloved animals while on the road. If so, Nutmeg Animal Welfare can help, with our new foldable food and water bowls! Designed with animal-loving…

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Peru’s Pet Problem a ‘Tail’ of Two Ciudades

By Erik Scalavino | June 24, 2018

LIMA & CUSCO, Peru – If the llama and alpaca are animals most often associated with Peru, then Cusco Region’s unofficial mascot must be the dog. The homeless dog. The wandering, neglected, unloved dog. But strangely, not necessarily the starving dog. Wherever we travel in Cusco, whether the big city itself or smaller towns high…

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Monica’s Story: A New Partner in Peru

By Erik Scalavino | June 15, 2018

CUSCO, Peru – Let me tell you about Monica. But first, have some tissues handy. You may need them. I sure did. I still do as I write this several days later. Okay, let’s begin… Monica comes from Arequipa, a major city in southern Peru. As a little girl many years ago, she was asked…

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Cause ‘4’ Celebration: Nutmeg turns four!

By Erik Scalavino | May 14, 2018

Founder’s Report 2018 May the Fourth be with you! Okay, I’m a little late in sending you that Star Wars-themed greeting, but there’s a reason I’m bringing it up again. This May marks Nutmeg’s fourth birthday! How quickly the time has passed since our humble little charity incorporated with the Rhode Island Secretary of State’s…

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